Palettes and kernel-streaming driver (USBCAMD2)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Howard M. Harte, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. Hello,

    I am writing a USB camera mini-driver using
    USBCAMD2. I have the basic driver working, but need to
    get the video into the desired format for proper viewing
    in DirectShow. The video is 8-bit grayscale, and is
    interlaced (I receive two fields in one "frame" from the
    camera and interlace them in the CamProcessRawVideoFrameEx
    () function in my minidriver. They are displayed on the
    screen using RGB8 (8-bit color.)

    I would like to know how I can describe (or set
    somehow) the color palette as a grayscale palette. I've
    tried converting to RGB24 in the minidriver and
    replicating the 8-bit pixel value that I receive from the
    camera in the RGB fields. This works, but is so slow
    that I'm dropping frames. Any suggestions or hints would
    be appreciated.


    Howard M. Harte

    Harte Technologies, LLC.
    (925) 551-0120 (voice)
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    Howard M. Harte, Oct 21, 2003
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  2. I would like to know how I can describe (or set
    Are you sure you will need this? Why not use the 8bpp grayscale everywhere in
    the DirectShow pipeline, and offload the conversion burden to the Video
    Maxim S. Shatskih, Oct 21, 2003
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  3. Howard M. Harte

    Tom Udale Guest

    Max, Howard, sorry to jump in.

    I have been wondering about this myself, are there predefined media types
    for 8bpp grayscale or do you need to implement a custom type. What about 10
    or 12 bpp?


    Tom Udale
    Tom Udale, Oct 21, 2003
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