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  • Reversing Camera Help!!!

    I have a Composite Video camera hooked up to a Hauppage Video Card Input. I have been using frodocam to view camera images.

    The Question:

    Is there any software available that will allow me to draw a line on top of the video image so that I know how far I can reverse whilst still being able to open my tailgate.

    I tried writing some software using the EZVidCap control for VB6 but didn't get very far. I managed to get the video image up but not a line.

    Cheers

    Rickster
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    hmmm, not to my knowlege. i know you can do it with still images very easy tho, but im guessing you want video
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    • #3
      Yeah i am after video! Any one else know of any ideas (frodo)?
      "A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking."

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      • #4
        Could you write a transparent overlay app that sits directly over frodocam that just has a line on it??

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rickster
          I have a Composite Video camera hooked up to a Hauppage Video Card Input. I have been using frodocam to view camera images.

          The Question:

          Is there any software available that will allow me to draw a line on top of the video image so that I know how far I can reverse whilst still being able to open my tailgate.

          I tried writing some software using the EZVidCap control for VB6 but didn't get very far. I managed to get the video image up but not a line.

          Cheers

          Rickster
          Have you tried Active Web Cam? I know that program will work with Web Cams and IP Cams....not too sure if it'll work with the camera you have. The specs say it will work with TV boards...You can add transparant overlays on your video stream with that program very easily.

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          • #6
            Thanks Guys.

            SnyperBob: I will check it out and let you know!
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            • #7
              Have you tryed Hauppauge WinTV Dev Kit? It comes with an ocx to embed video..

              Marco

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              • #8
                where would you put the rear view webcam so it wouldnt be damaged? Is it an interior installation or exterior?

                oh and by the way which front ends support video

                I know frodos does but does NMC or mediacenter?

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                • #9
                  SnyperBob: That works a treat! Would've been nice if it was free though!!!

                  Markfind: I havent but if its an ocx I can play with VB a little

                  zoomzoommazda6: Aimee will support it when it is released, I think Centrafuse will have it in the next release and RR has it on his list of "things to do"

                  Thanks all for your help
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                  • #10
                    RR already supports it through the TV Plugin.

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                    • #11
                      where would you put the reversing cam/webcam so it wont be damaged? Undercarriage install?

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                      • #12
                        In the bumper is the best place or under the bumper

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by UK_MP3Car
                          In the bumper is the best place or under the bumper
                          is the camera safe under the bumper?

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                          • #14
                            Capturing vide in .Net

                            Originally posted by rickster
                            I have a Composite Video camera hooked up to a Hauppage Video Card Input. I have been using frodocam to view camera images.

                            The Question:

                            Is there any software available that will allow me to draw a line on top of the video image so that I know how far I can reverse whilst still being able to open my tailgate.

                            I tried writing some software using the EZVidCap control for VB6 but didn't get very far. I managed to get the video image up but not a line.

                            Cheers

                            Rickster
                            what does the line actually do? Does it move up and down, or grow bigger as you get closer to an object behind?
                            Capturing video in .net is fairly simple once you know how, if you want to place just a line on top you can just keep drawing over the picturebox. If you wanted to display a number then the easiest way is to draw a textbox on top of the video picbox. Then you can display whatever text in it.

                            This example maybe helpful, for capturing video in .net: http://www.vbside.com/sourcecode/viewcode.asp?codeid=26

                            Richard
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                            • #15
                              actually when you think about it a reverse camera with a front end program is kinda stupid because by the time it takes you to see whats in your rear view cam you could have already done it manually plus why be dependent on a back up cam? The only way that a back up camera would be good is if the front end software knew when you had the car in reverse and automaticly went into rear camera mode.

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