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Capture the WiFi signal from video camera, with Android

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#1 windranger


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 02:38 AM

My camera can stream live the video it shoots live, via Wi-Fi; I want to capture this stream on an Android smartphone, as I need to further process the video. Camera model is Panasonic HD-V550. (other models like HD-V750, HD-V720, HD-V520 do exactly the same)

There is this mode called "Baby-monitor mode"; I asked Panasonic about it and they said that video is sent uncompressed, "the way it is shot by the camera" if I understood well. I assume this means raw video. Anyway the fact that it's uncompressed and not downsampled (unlike in Live Cast mode-streaming to Ustream server) makes it to be exactly what I need.

Panasonic provides an application called "Image App" (http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/image_app) but it's not open source. This application makes it possible to see the video on the smartphone's screen, but I don't need only that, I want to use the video for further manipulation, encoding, etc so I want to write a new program from scratch.

My question is how can I know what the type of the WiFi video signal is and what Android APIs to use in order to capture this video stream; so I know how to start the development. Would there be an easier way to do it than decompiling the "Image App" with tool like

Any help or even hints highly appreciated.

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