31. Zoran 364xx based USB webcam module

site: http://royale.zerezo.com/zr364xx/

mail: royale@zerezo.com

31.1. Introduction

This brings support under Linux for the Aiptek PocketDV 3300 in webcam mode. If you just want to get on your PC the pictures and movies on the camera, you should use the usb-storage module instead.

The driver works with several other cameras in webcam mode (see the list below).

Maybe this code can work for other JPEG/USB cams based on the Coach chips from Zoran?

Possible chipsets are : ZR36430 (ZR36430BGC) and maybe ZR36431, ZR36440, ZR36442...

You can try the experience changing the vendor/product ID values (look at the source code).

You can get these values by looking at /var/log/messages when you plug your camera, or by typing : cat /proc/bus/usb/devices.

If you manage to use your cam with this code, you can send me a mail (royale@zerezo.com) with the name of your cam and a patch if needed.

This is a beta release of the driver. Since version 0.70, this driver is only compatible with V4L2 API and 2.6.x kernels. If you need V4L1 or 2.4x kernels support, please use an older version, but the code is not maintained anymore. Good luck!

31.2. Install

In order to use this driver, you must compile it with your kernel.

Location: Device Drivers -> Multimedia devices -> Video For Linux -> Video Capture Adapters -> V4L USB devices

31.3. Usage

modprobe zr364xx debug=X mode=Y

  • debug : set to 1 to enable verbose debug messages
  • mode : 0 = 320x240, 1 = 160x120, 2 = 640x480

You can then use the camera with V4L2 compatible applications, for example Ekiga.

To capture a single image, try this: dd if=/dev/video0 of=test.jpg bs=1M count=1

31.5. Supported devices

Vendor Product Distributor Model
0x08ca 0x0109 Aiptek PocketDV 3300
0x08ca 0x0109 Maxell Maxcam PRO DV3
0x041e 0x4024 Creative PC-CAM 880
0x0d64 0x0108 Aiptek Fidelity 3200
0x0d64 0x0108 Praktica DCZ 1.3 S
0x0d64 0x0108 Genius Digital Camera (?)
0x0d64 0x0108 DXG Technology Fashion Cam
0x0546 0x3187 Polaroid iON 230
0x0d64 0x3108 Praktica Exakta DC 2200
0x0d64 0x3108 Genius G-Shot D211
0x0595 0x4343 Concord Eye-Q Duo 1300
0x0595 0x4343 Concord Eye-Q Duo 2000
0x0595 0x4343 Fujifilm EX-10
0x0595 0x4343 Ricoh RDC-6000
0x0595 0x4343 Digitrex DSC 1300
0x0595 0x4343 Firstline FDC 2000
0x0bb0 0x500d Concord EyeQ Go Wireless
0x0feb 0x2004 CRS Electronic 3.3 Digital Camera
0x0feb 0x2004 Packard Bell DSC-300
0x055f 0xb500 Mustek MDC 3000
0x08ca 0x2062 Aiptek PocketDV 5700
0x052b 0x1a18 Chiphead Megapix V12
0x04c8 0x0729 Konica Revio 2
0x04f2 0xa208 Creative PC-CAM 850
0x0784 0x0040 Traveler Slimline X5
0x06d6 0x0034 Trust Powerc@m 750
0x0a17 0x0062 Pentax Optio 50L
0x06d6 0x003b Trust Powerc@m 970Z
0x0a17 0x004e Pentax Optio 50
0x041e 0x405d Creative DiVi CAM 516
0x08ca 0x2102 Aiptek DV T300
0x06d6 0x003d Trust Powerc@m 910Z