How can I use A3300 IS as a web camera on Linux?

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How can I use A3300 IS as a web camera on Linux?
« on: 11 / June / 2014, 09:14:38 »
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Hi guys,
I'm wondering fi CHDK could help me use my A3300 IS as a web camera on Linux ? It doesn't appear to be so for the moment. I've loaded CHDK to the camera and see all the remote control settings but that doesn't seem related to my use case.

Do I need an additional driver for other apps to recognize the A3300 IS as a camera device ?

Has anyone managed to make use of their Canon cameras (regardless of model) as web cams on Linux?

Thanks!

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Re: How can I use A3300 IS as a web camera on Linux?
« Reply #1 on: 11 / June / 2014, 16:57:12 »
Hi guys,
I'm wondering fi CHDK could help me use my A3300 IS as a web camera on Linux ? It doesn't appear to be so for the moment. I've loaded CHDK to the camera and see all the remote control settings but that doesn't seem related to my use case.
This is correct, the "usb remote" setting are for a DIY remote shutter release, not USB remote control or display.

The CHDK PTP extension http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/PTP_Extension does let you control the camera over USB, and using the chdkptp client https://www.assembla.com/spaces/chdkptp/wiki you can view the camera display over USB. However, it will not act as a webcam in the sense that other software will recognize it as a webcam device.
It should be relatively simple to write glue to send chdkptp output to something like a modified video4linux loopback driver, but so far no one has done it.
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