Allocates and initialized the CvCapture structure for reading a video stream from the camera. Currently two camera interfaces can be used on Windows: Video for Windows (VFW) and Matrox Imaging Library (MIL); and two on Linux: V4L and FireWire (IEEE1394).

Namespace: Emgu.CV
Assembly: Emgu.CV (in Emgu.CV.dll) Version: (


public static IntPtr cvCreateCameraCapture(
	int index
Visual Basic
Public Shared Function cvCreateCameraCapture ( _
	index As Integer _
) As IntPtr
Visual C++
static IntPtr cvCreateCameraCapture(
	int index


Type: System..::..Int32
Index of the camera to be used. If there is only one camera or it does not matter what camera to use -1 may be passed

Return Value

Pointer to the capture structure

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