Man page for apt-get uvccapture Command
This tutorial shows the man page for man uvccapture in linux.
Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
Result of the Command Execution shown below:
uvccapture USB UVC Video Class snapshot software
This manual page documents briefly the uvccapture command.
The purpose of uvccapture is to capture an image from a USB webcam at a
specified interval, and save it to a JPEG file, no other formats are
supported, imagemagick can handle anything else you might need.
A summary of options is included below.
h Show summary of options.
v Verbose output.
Output filename (default is snap.jpg)
V4L2 Device (default is /dev/video0)
Image Width (must be supported by device) (>960 activates YUYV
Image Height (must be supported by device) (>720 activates YUYV
Command to run after each image capture (executed as
Take continuous shots with
seconds between them (0 for
JPEG Quality Compression Level (activates YUYV capture)
r Use read instead of mmap for image capture
w Wait for capture command to finish before starting next capture
m Toggles capture mode to YUYV capture
uvccapture was written by Gabriel A. Devenyi
software is based of the package luvcview by Laurent Pinchart and
This manual page was written by Krzysztof Burghardt
, for the Debian project (but may be used by
28th March, 2008 UVCCAPTURE(1)