Target Audience: Windows software developers experienced with Microsoft Visual Studio.
The Endoscope-1, -2 and -3 cameras are USB composite devices that are supported in Windows by DirectShow. The Endoscope.exe application provides support for the camera, and any other Direct Show camera installed on the target system.
If you want to create your own applications, working with DirectShow and Media Foundation can be quite difficult as the way it has to be used can be quite obscure. Specifically, DirectShow functions are not obviously named, and arguments are commonly set with GUIDs rather than variables. Media Foundation, the successor to DirectShow is somewhat easier, but does not yet include all the DirectShow capabilities. The result is that its often extremely unclear what DirectShow sample code is actually doing, esspecially when there are few comments to explain. Learning what is happening and what your application has to do can be very time consuming.
Also, the Endoscope-1 and Endoscope-3 have a single button, and the Endoscope-2 has two buttons that an application will need to use. These buttons generate USB interrupt events which are caught by the SDK functions, and made available to the application.
In the Endoscope SDK...
Supported Languages: C, C++, C#, PiXCL 11.
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