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My lab is looking to fool a program into thinking a USB camera is running.


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#1 deanepuddle

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:04 PM

Hi there!

My lab needs to run some software in Windows 10 that will only function as long as it detects the USB camera that was included in the software package. The problem is, the software really poorly utilizes this high quality camera (takes garbage resolution video in some unwieldy format), and we'd like to use this software and simultaneously record with the camera in another application. While the other program is recording, though, the original software can't detect the camera.

Is there a way to split the camera across two applications or maybe to load in a dummy device that will give an output as an extra camera?

Thanks!



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:46 PM

I believe the documentation for said camera...would be a key indicator of the capabilities of the accompanying software.

 

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 03:35 PM

It's a Sentech monochrome USB camera: https://sentech.co.jp/en/products/USB/mini.html#cnt2nd



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:56 AM

https://www.semtech.com/products/circuit-protection/usb-20

 

On something like this device...you will probably obtain better results by contacting the manufacturer and/or reading the documentation for the device, IMO.

 

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