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Perl wrapper for v4l2-ctlby stevieb (Canon)
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stevieb has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm considering writing a Perl XS wrapper for v4l2-ctl (v4l2-utils). Essentially, this is a command line application with an API that allows one to manipulate and use an attached video/picture camera.
The main purpose for this project is so that it will augment my Raspberry Pi work, although it'd work on any computing-type device that has an onboard or USB video camera. I am going to create a device with a 5" touchscreen (Tk) that allows one to mount it into a vehicle, and record my road trips. I know devices like this exist, but the cheap ones I've tried don't work barely at all, and I'm not going $600 CDN in for a Go Pro.
Here's a link that shows some example C API uses.
My question is, does anyone with more video/photography capturing experience with Perl know if there's an equivalent already written for Perl? My limited searching on the CPAN shows a couple of things, but either the docs lack, or they generally look sketchy.
All input welcome. If there's nothing already that will allow the use of all camera options etc, I'll go all in for the benefit of everyone.