Can capture video data through CSI port without Video Input Unit?

On tx2 board,
Normally, video route is Sensor->CSI->VI->V4l2->User,
Can I capture video data without VI unit as the route: Sensor->CSI->V4l2->User?

hello flyforward,

may I know what’s your actual use-case? exclude VI unit is not support by default.
please also check Tutorials page for the training video, V4L2 Sensor Driver Development Tutorial.

my use-case is using gst-launch command to get pipeline data, dose it use VI unit or not?

hello flyforward,

yes, VI unit is used.
please also refer to Multimedia API Sample Applications, that you can use as building blocks to construct applications for your product use case,

thank you! best wishes!