The Imaging Source Linux package simplifies access to The Imaging Source USB and GigE cameras. It consists of Gstreamer modules and tools for camera configuration. The software is available as source code in its entirety, making it platform independent. Additionally, binaries can be downloaded for Ubuntu 18.04 and Raspbian.
The following hardware is fully supported, without additional drivers:
|x86 and ARM|
The Imaging Source USB cameras use Video For Linux 2 (V4L2) and the GigE models use Aravis. The Aravis library is included in SDK.
Tcam-Capture is an end-user application to capture video streams and image sequences from cameras, manufactured by The Imaging Source. Additionally, all properties, such as video formats, exposure time, brightness, gain, exposure etc. can be adjusted directly in the GUI. All cameras connected to the computer are automatically recognized and a live video stream is displayed.
The Imaging Source maintains a number of programming samples to assist you getting started using the cameras with Linux:
Additionally, you can find the pre-compiled binaries at:
Established in 1990, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, frame grabbers and video converters for production automation, quality assurance, logistics, medicine, science and security.
Our comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 interfaces and other machine vision products are renowned for being innovative, high quality and for constantly meeting the performance requirements of demanding applications.