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Camera capture via UMDF

irena_birena_b Member Posts: 2

Hi All,

I'm writing a UMDF driver, in the driver context I would like to set a webcam stream and process it.
What is the best way to do it?

Best Regards,


  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Member - All Emails Posts: 13,823

    Can you be more specific? Are you talking about intercepting and modifying the data stream from a web camera? That cannot be done from UMDF. The Kernel Streaming interface used by Windows cameras uses METHOD_NEITHER IRPs that do not follow normal IRP rules. It's hard enough with KMDF.

    Tim Roberts, [email protected]
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

  • irena_birena_b Member Posts: 2

    Hi Tim,
    Thank you for your quick response.
    I would like to be able to start the camera, set the camera resolution, and read the image data in my driver.
    Ideally, I wanted to control the camera at a higher level, like Madia Foundation API.

  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Member - All Emails Posts: 13,823

    Then you do not want a driver at all. You just want a DLL, which internally uses DirectShow or Media Foundation to talk to the driver.

    Each of those libraries has a component which acts as a proxy between their API and the Kernel Streaming interfaces. You do not want to re-implement that.

    Tim Roberts, [email protected]
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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