is there a way to connect a digital photocamera (via usb?) to vvvv and then grab the picture taken with the camera to process it in vvvv? like playing with colors or adding effects (im thinking of a adding new background by taking pictures in front of a blue/green screen).
after installing the driver the software still couldnt connect with the camera, i opened the menu of the canon and had to switch from ‘printer’ to ‘pc’ mode.
after that i could use the software (allthough i only tested remote triggering yet).
the best option it s been Canon Utilities, there is almost full control for any EOS camera, shoot triggering, and direct download of the file. Still missing an API to get a triggering from within vvvv.
probably beyond the scope but there is an interesting article in Elektor magazine issue 02-2011 concerning a gadget called TimeClick.
basically, Canon cameras featuring a 2,5mm or 3,5mm stereo jacks are released as such:
connect ground and the ring of the jack
connect ground and the tip of the jack
by employing an arduino, a MOSFET as decribed here or a transistor that suits your needs and some simple patching/arduino sketch, you’ll have a low cost camera shutter control. alas, no sophisticated controls beyond that.
on a side note, nikons should be similarily releasable … i’m sure someone has already been tinkering with them.