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Capture myCapture;

void setup() 
  size(200, 200);

  // The name of the capture device is dependent those
  // plugged into the computer. To get a list of the 
  // choices, uncomment the following line 
  // println(Capture.list());
  // And to specify the camera, replace "Camera Name" 
  // in the next line with one from Capture.list()
  // myCapture = new Capture(this, width, height, "Camera Name", 30);
  // This code will try to use the last device used
  // by a QuickTime program
  myCapture = new Capture(this, width, height, 30);

void captureEvent(Capture myCapture) {;

void draw() {
  image(myCapture, 0, 0);
Description Datatype for storing and manipulating video frames from an attached capture device such as a camera. Use Capture.list() to show the names of any attached devices. Using the version of the constructor without name will attempt to use the last device used by a QuickTime program.
read() Reads the current image
available() Returns true when a new image is available
list() Lists the devices current attached and on
frameRate() Sets how often new frames are read
stop() Stops capturing frames
Capture(parent, width, height)
Capture(parent, width, height, fps)
Capture(parent, width, height, name, )
Capture(parent, width, height, name, fps)
parent PApplet: typically use "this"
width int: width of the frame
height int: height of the frame
fps int: number of frames to read per second
name String: name of the camera
Usage Application
Related captureEvent()
Updated on June 14, 2010 12:05:23pm EDT

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