I need someone to explain this to me.

PS3 Eye as a webcam on windows

The NUI Group has been working hard to bring the PS3 Eye to windows.  From the factory, this device has pretty impressive specs, but no windows drivers.  After a bit of hacking, they’ve developed a driver for it and released it on their forums.  The main reason they are so interested in it is that it can capture full frame at 60 frames per second, making it perfect for multi touch sensing.  Now that they’ve got it working with windows, they’re working on a custom PS3 Eye filter for touchlib.

[via PS3 Fanboy, thanks vor]

Comments

  1. jared says:

    $20 for a linux driver!

  2. rasz says:

    I wonder if windows driver is generic, or does it work only with that capture app he wrote? that camera parameters look great if you start comparing prices

  3. Grovenstien says:

    Yup that Alex P’s a preaty slick mover!

    Already carving history in the multitouch world. I want to see this cam on os x but im preaty sure mac cam doesn’t support it?

    Correct me if i am wrong.

  4. john says:

    @grovenstine
    I bought a ps3 eye for my llp mac setup and although macam supports it the fps is only 30 with the latest stable build. I would be happy to help improve macam’s driver (I’m not much of a programmer so maybe AlexP would be willing to help?). I will try out the nightly build later today if I have time (yeah right! :)).

  5. will says:

    i can see alot of hacks for this along with some micro projectors any1 see what im getting at…….

  6. rasz says:

    ah never mind, I found
    http://forums.ps2dev.org/viewtopic.php?p=60396
    Linux and bsd driver working 100%, only windows has this dedicated app for capture

  7. Hax0r says:

    You people are slow, NetBSD already has a fully functional v4l driver.

    Who cares what “Windows” has?

    Turds.

    http://www.invisible.ca/space/netbsd-projects/playstation-eye

  8. nuiman says:

    ALEXP is a god :)

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