How do I use my smart phone camera as a webcam in MATLAB?

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Ashish Uthama
Ashish Uthama le 20 Juil 2011
Réponse apportée : Akram le 11 Déc 2023
I have an smartphone device with a camera. I would like to obtain and process this image data in MATLAB.
(Specifically, I have an Android device).
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keerthana potharaj
keerthana potharaj le 29 Jan 2019
Déplacé(e) : DGM le 22 Fév 2023
how do we interface mobile camera for deep learning?
P.S we don't have web cam. pls help us.
kundan surse
kundan surse le 21 Jan 2020
Déplacé(e) : DGM le 22 Fév 2023
I want to take the screenshot of my mobile screen form matlab to use it for further prossesing how can i do that ?

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Ashish Uthama
Ashish Uthama le 20 Juil 2011
The general solution would need two parts, one to broadcast the data from the device and another part to read this data into MATLAB.
A specific solution for Android:
  • Install the free IP Webcam app. (Make sure you read the corresponding permissions and understand any security issues therein)
  • Open the app, set the desired resolution (will impact the speed!)
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap on 'Start Server'
  • In the camera preview window, note the url at the bottom of the screen.
  • Open MATLAB and use this code snippet to obtain a live preview window. Note that this uses JPG files for discrete frames, which is probably not the fastest way. The app can stream the video and/or audio in multiple ways.
url = 'http://<ip address>/shot.jpg';
ss = imread(url);
fh = image(ss);
while(1)
ss = imread(url);
set(fh,'CData',ss);
drawnow;
end
Example:
(If you find faster ways/solutions for other devices, post it here!)
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Jonathan Gadiel Ramírez Martínez
Hello, is it possible to edit the exposure of the android camera?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson le 16 Mai 2023
If you happen to use the same product as was discussed in the link on instructables then the vendor sight says that exposure is adjustable. https://www.e2esoft.com/ivcam-camera-settings/

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Soham Bhattacharyya
Soham Bhattacharyya le 16 Mai 2016
You can use DroidCam if you are using an android phone. You'll need to install OS Generic Video Interface driver.
Hope it helps. :)
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elfodd
elfodd le 15 Mai 2017
Modifié(e) : elfodd le 15 Mai 2017
for anyone that can't find the correct address for droidcam simply connect to droidcam using your browser and click on the i button. It should look like this
http://192.168.1.61:4747/mjpegfeed?640x480
and then
camera = ipcam('http://ipaddress:port/mjpegfeed?640x480')
Nikhil Sai
Nikhil Sai le 7 Fév 2018
thank you worked for me

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Chirag Gupta
Chirag Gupta le 20 Juil 2011
With the iPhone, using the App suggested by Ashish above (IP Cam), you can achieve the same pretty easily! The code is exactly the same:
url = 'http://<ipaddress>:8020/image.jpg';
ss = imread(url);
fh = image(ss);
while(1)
ss = imread(url);
set(fh,'CData',ss);
drawnow;
end
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Joshua
Joshua le 22 Juil 2013
is the IP address for the android webcam streaming live video or simply a single image or series of saved images?
Tiwa Romuald
Tiwa Romuald le 15 Oct 2015
hi, please how can i save the video from this function? thank you best regard

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amro
amro le 10 Mai 2014
url=('http://192.168.43.1:8080/shot.jpg?rnd=350264');
hVideoIn = vision.VideoPlayer('Name', 'Final Video');
while(1)
ss=imread(url);
step(hVideoIn,ss)
end
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson le 6 Sep 2015
ipcam() was not introduced until R2015a, a year after amro posted their Answer.
Tiwa Romuald
Tiwa Romuald le 8 Oct 2015
Hi Hauder Ali, please can you explain how it work on IP camera Image Acquisition. I new in Matlab. thx

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PIYUSH KUMAR
PIYUSH KUMAR le 14 Sep 2015
Here's the working code for color detection using android camera:
url = 'http://192.168.0.100:8080/shot.jpg';
framesAcquired = 0;
while (framesAcquired <= 50) % the vedio will work till the 50 video frames, after that the vedio will stop. You can use while(1) for infinite loop
data = imread(url);
framesAcquired = framesAcquired + 1;
diff_im = imsubtract(data(:,:,1), rgb2gray(data)); % subtracting red component from the gray image
diff_im = medfilt2(diff_im, [3 3]); % used in image processing to reduce noise and for filtering
diff_im = im2bw(diff_im,0.18); % convert image to binary image
stats = regionprops(diff_im, 'BoundingBox', 'Centroid'); % measures a set of properties for each connected component in the binary image
drawnow;
imshow(data);
hold on
for object = 1:length(stats)
bb = stats(object).BoundingBox;
bc = stats(object).Centroid;
rectangle('Position',bb,'EdgeColor','b','LineWidth',2)
plot(bc(1),bc(2), '-m+')
end
hold off
end
%stop(vid); % to stop the video
%flushdata(vid); % erase the data video
clear all
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Tiwa Romuald
Tiwa Romuald le 14 Oct 2015
Modifié(e) : Tiwa Romuald le 15 Oct 2015
hi PIYUSH KUMAR please this function it's just for a snaphot or video? i would like to have video and save it from my smarphone into matlab. how can I save directly as a AVI video? please help me. thank you

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Amrinder Brar
Amrinder Brar le 25 Mar 2015
Modifié(e) : Amrinder Brar le 25 Mar 2015
Is there any simple solution to this problem in iphone(i.e. without having to install any third party apps) ?

saras
saras le 1 Juil 2016
I am not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for. However, you can use 'Simulink Support Package for Samsung GALAXY Android Devices' or 'Simulink Support Package for Apple iOS Devices' to access the appropriate smartphone camera. Both these support packages come with a Camera block that allow you to get the Camera data inside MATLAB. You can subsequently connect the Camera block to a Video Viewer block if you would like to visualize the data in Simulink.
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Deepak B
Deepak B le 16 Sep 2020
Modifié(e) : Deepak B le 16 Sep 2020
actuallty im looking for this can we send live camera video from the android device i installed the simulink support package for android
but i dont know hoe to use that to send live video to matkab simulink help me out

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Cristian David Jimenez Bedoya
Modifié(e) : Walter Roberson le 5 Déc 2016
buenas, este programa funciona bien pero no he logrado capturar una imagen a partir de este mismo, como puedo obtener una captura de imagen y almacenarla ?
url = "http: // <dirección IP> /shot.jpg ';
ss = imread (url);
fh = imagen (ss);
mientras que (1)
ss = imread (url);
conjunto (FH, 'programable CData', ss);
drawNow;
fin
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson le 5 Déc 2016
Approximate translation:
Good, this program works fine but I have not managed to capture an image from this same, how can I get an image capture and store it?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson le 5 Déc 2016
imwrite() the content of ss

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MARIA JAVED
MARIA JAVED le 4 Fév 2017
can anybody tell me that how we can do face detection through Android phone pls help??? i need that code?
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson le 6 Fév 2017
You would either have to write the code in MATLAB and use MATLAB Coder, or else you would have to create a Simulink model and deploy that to Android.

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Jonathan berry
Jonathan berry le 10 Avr 2017
Hello guys,
I keep having this error:
Error using imread (line 350) Can't read URL "http://MY_IP /shot.jpg".
any help will be appreciated
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Beril Sirmacek
Beril Sirmacek le 20 Mar 2018
I have the same issue. Looking for an answer.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson le 29 Avr 2018
You need to replace he "MY_IP " part by your actual IP address, such as http://192.168.0.10/shot.jpg

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Dilip Dubey
Dilip Dubey le 29 Avr 2018
How can I read other sensors from IP webcam app in Matlab?
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vass pass
vass pass le 23 Juil 2020
Modifié(e) : vass pass le 23 Juil 2020
You can geet a json file for sensors
s='4'
urlImage=['http://192.168.1.' s ':8080/shot.jpg']
urlSensors=['http://192.168.1.' s ':8080/sensors.json']
frame = imread(urlImage);
q=jsondecode(urlread(urlSensors)); %#ok<URLRD>
q.accel.data{1}{2}

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Beril Sirmacek
Beril Sirmacek le 29 Avr 2018
Hi All,
I found out that;
imread('http://MY_IP /shot.jpg');
works only on secured network for me. If I am on a public network, then it gives error.
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Omkar Bhanap
Omkar Bhanap le 8 Août 2018
How can I extend this to Simulink model? any suggestions?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson le 6 Sep 2018
"On Windows platforms, this parameter supports URLs that point to MMS (Microsoft Media Server) streams."

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Akram
Akram le 11 Déc 2023
Hi, there is a new feature on Apple devices (Continuity Camera) where we can directly use our phone's camera as our mac's webcam. With this feature activated, when using the command imaqhwinfo, i only see my mac's webcam and not my iPhone camera. Is there a way to acquire video (live) with my iPhone's camera ?

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