Logitech QuickCam Sphere

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Usage Information

How to add to your system

  1. Go to the webadmin, click on Show devices tree (at the bottom of the menu) and select the machine to which the camera is attached.
  2. Create child device > Pick device template and pick the Motion Wrapper device template (#64).
  3. Go to the Motion Wrapper device if it's not already selected, Create child device > Pick device template.
    1. Add device category > Description: USB Cameras, Parent: Surveillance Cameras, save, close.
    2. Manufacturer: logitech, Device Category: USB Cameras < Surveillance Cameras < Peripherals, Add device template.
    3. What type of device will this be?: It's a simple, generic serial device..., What is the name or model #: QuickCam Sphere, Add.
    4. Now go to Advanced > Configuration > Device Templates (in the top bar) and pick the Device Template you have just created (QuickCam Sphere).
    5. Uncheck Implements DCE
    6. Click Add a new controlled via category device, select Interfaces - Surveillance Video Interfaces #111 from the list and save
    7. Set Packages: to PWC Camera Drivers
    8. Under Device data add all of the same parameters that the "Generic Analog Camera #66" template has.
    9. Save and close
  4. Go back to the Motion Wrapper device you added earlier in the devices tree, Create child device > Pick device template
  5. You should be able to select your newly added QuickCam Sphere from the list now.
  6. With a bit of patience some software will be installed automaticly and after regenerating the orbiter screens and a reload of the router your QuickCam Sphere should be available now.

I guess you could skip step 3 entirely if you go for the Generic Analog Camera template instead, but where's the fun in that?

Unfortunately the camera won't move, I have tried enabeling the Pan/Tilt/Zoom (as well as the Camera Commands) Commands in the device template but that didn't do much. Basicly all that needs to be done is echo "<x-angle> <y-angle>" > /sys/class/video4linux/video0/pan_tilt to move it, which already works from the command line, but I'm not sure how to get LMCE to do it.