tcam-capture is the general purpose image retrieval application of The Imaging Source under Linux.
tcam-capture has several optional arguments to change its behavior:
Show this help message and exit
Open device with serial immediately.
Open device with this gstreamer caps.
Increase logging level. Maximum is 5.
Reset application settings and clear cache. This deletes all user settings.
Start the application in fullscreen mode.
Additionally GStreamer arguments can be passed to retrieve debug information about the streams. The following GStreamer commandline arguments are currently supported:
--gst-debug --gst-debug-level --gst-debug-no-color
For more information concerning gstreamer debugging/logging, see Logging
tcam-capture offers several options to change its behavior. To open the options dialog, press the Preferences button in the toolbar. The configuration file can be found under $XDG_CONFIG_DIR/tcam-capture.conf.
Default : ~/.config/tcam-capture.conf
Folder in which images/videos will be saved.
Image encoding that will be used when saving images.
Video encoding that will be used when saving videos.
The available options are identical for images and videos.
- User Prefix
Random string defined by the user that is prepended to the file name. The maximum length is 100 characters. Default: Empty
- Include Serial
Adds the serial number of the used device to the filename. Default: True
- Include Format
Include a simple format description. This description contains all information concerning the currently used device caps. The string will have the format:
format_widthxheight_framerate-numerator_framerate-denominator. To ensure the file can be saved, characters like ‘/’ are replaced with underscores. Default: True
- Include Counter
Include a unique counter in the filename. If the application is restarted, the counter will pickup where it left off, assuming all other parts of the name remain identical. Default: True
- Counter Size
Padding size the counter shall have Maximum: 10 digits Default: 5 digits
- Include Timestamp
Include a timestamp with local time in the filename. The timestamp will be in ISO format i.e. YYYYmmddTHHMMSS. When both timestamp and counter are active, the counter will be reset once the timestamp changes. Default: True
- Show Device Dialog On Startup
Whether or not to show the device selection dialog on startup will be ignored when a device is reopened. Default: True
- Reopen Device On Startup:
If a device was open during the last application shutdown, tcam-capture will automatically try to reopen the device. If the device does not exist, it will fall back to its default behavior. Default: True
- Use Dutils:
A toggle to disable the usage of tiscamera-dutils. The package tiscamera-dutils will have to be installed for this to be enabled. Default: True
- Apply cached properties:
When closing a device tcam-capture saves a snapshot of all properties and their current value. These will be written into the device when it is opened the next time. The files can be found in the tcam-capture cache directory. When disabled the device will be opened ‘as is’ and tcam-capture will not touch any properties.
tcam-capture has a cache directory that can be found at $XDG_CACHE_DIR/tcam-capture/.
The default is: ~/.cache/tcam-capture/