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Saves the video currently transmitted by a "camera" as an image or a video sequence.
The video save formats are:
  • Windows an image in BMP format or a video sequence in AVI format.
  • Android an image in JPEG format or a video sequence. The format and quality of captured video depend on the default setting of device and they can differ between the different devices.
  • iPhone/iPad an image in JPEG format or a video sequence. The format and quality of captured video depend on the default setting of device and they can differ between the different devices.
Remarks:
  • AndroidiPhone/iPad To directly get a photo or a video by using the native video application found on the device, use CameraRunApp.
  • This function is equivalent to VideoCapture.
AndroidiPhone/iPad
Warning
Starting with version 27, this function is deprecated for Android and iOS applications. This function is kept only for Camera controls created with earlier versions and with the "Version-26-compatible mode" option enabled ("General" tab of the control description window).
Example
WindowsUser code (UMC)
// Save the video transmitted in the "CAM_Kitchen" control
// in the format of a 1-minute AVI ("C:\Temp\MyVideo.AVI")
ResSave = CameraCapture(CAM_Kitchen, "C:\Temp\MyVideo.AVI", viVideoCapture, 60)
IF ResSave = True THEN
Info("Video successfully saved")
ELSE
Error(ErrorInfo())
END
Syntax
<Result> = CameraCapture(<Camera control> , <Name of created file> [, <Type of capture> [, <Capture duration> [, <Number of images per second> [, <Display during capture>]]]])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the video was successfully saved,
  • False otherwise. To get more details on the error, use ErrorInfo.
<Camera control>: Control name
Name of the Camera control to be used. There is no need to display the video in a Camera control in order to save it.
<Name of created file>: Character string
Name and full (or relative) path of file to create.
Windows If an image is saved, a BMP file is created. If a video sequence is saved, an AVI file is created.
Android If an image is saved, a JPEG file is created. If a video sequence is saved, the format and quality of captured video depend on the default setting of device and they can differ between the different devices.
Caution: No UNC path can be used.
<Type of capture>: Optional integer constant
Type of capture:
viPictureCapture
Windows Capture an image in the format of a BMP file.

Android The capture is performed in a JPEG file.
viVideoCapture
(Default value)
Windows Capture a video sequence in the format of an AVI file.

Android If a video sequence is saved, the format and quality of captured video depend on the default setting of device and they can differ between the different devices.
<Capture duration>: Optional integer or optional duration
Duration of capture (in seconds). If this parameter is set to 0 or if it is not specified, the capture will stop:
  • during the call to VideoStop.
  • when the specified disk is full.
Remark: This parameter can correspond to:
  • an integer corresponding to the number of seconds,
  • a Duration variable,
  • Versions 23 and later
    the duration in a readable format ('1 s' for example).
    New in version 23
    the duration in a readable format ('1 s' for example).
    the duration in a readable format ('1 s' for example).
<Number of images per second>: Optional integer
Number of images saved per second (15 by default). This parameter is taken into account only if <Type of capture> is equal to viVideoCapture.
<Display during capture>: Optional boolean
  • True (by default) if the video currently transmitted must be viewed in the specified Camera control,
  • False otherwise.
AndroidiPhone/iPad This parameter is ignored. The video saved is always viewed in the Camera control.
Remarks

Save as image

Only the image displayed when CameraCapture is executed is saved as a BMP image. To save this image, you can also use:
  • the dSaveImageBMP function: the image will be saved in BMP format.
  • the dSaveImageGIF function: the image will be saved in GIF format.
  • the dSaveImageJPEG function: the image will be saved in JPEG format.

Use conditions:

  • Windows To use this function, a "web camera" must be connected to the current computer.
  • Android This function requires a device equipped with a camera. It can also be used during an execution in the Android emulator (for the capture of images only).
  • Android The camera setting can be identified and modified by VideoParameter and VideoListParameter.
Android

Required permissions

The call to this function modifies the permissions required by the application.
Required permissions:
  • CAMERA: This permission allows the applications to access the camera.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: This permission allows the applications to record the sound.
Component: wd270obj.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 22
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