Multiple USB Allied Vision cameras

Hello!

I am working with 8 Alvium 1500 c-511c USB cameras. My main goal is to create a 360 degree video, but for starters I want to combine all the cameras side by side.
I think the gstreamer is the best for this but there are quite a few problems with vimbasrc because the v4l2 doesn’t support these cameras.

I have tried using the nvcompositor with no luck - big SIGSEV crash.
I have tried using videomixer, it works but it slows the frame-rate down too much.
I have tried using graph composer but I couldn’t find how to change the source to use vimbasrc instead of v4l2.
The best but little results are coming from using the Vimba python API but this will require 10+ threads and a python script…

If anyone of you have met similar problems and found solutions I will be really glad if you share any ideas or solutions!

Best regards,
Domen Višnar

Hi,
By default we support UVC driver and can capture frame data through v4l2. Please check if the camera supports the driver. If yes, please execute the v4l2-ctl command and share the prints for reference:

$ v4l2-ctl -d /dev/videoX --list-formats-ext

Thank you for your answer I have run the command two times with different sources. Bellow is the lsusb command printout

Cannot open device /dev/videoX, exiting
Cannot open device /dev/video0, exiting

lsusb printout:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:0420 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 1bcf:0005 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:5420 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13d3:3549 IMC Networks Bluetooth Radio
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 010 Device 003: ID 1ab2:0001 Allied Vision ALVIUM 1800 U-511c
Bus 010 Device 002: ID 1ab2:0001 Allied Vision ALVIUM 1800 U-511c
Bus 010 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 002: ID 1ab2:0001 Allied Vision ALVIUM 1800 U-511c
Bus 008 Device 003: ID 1ab2:0001 Allied Vision ALVIUM 1800 U-511c
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 003: ID 1ab2:0001 Allied Vision ALVIUM 1800 U-511c
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 1ab2:0001 Allied Vision ALVIUM 1800 U-511c
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1ab2:0001 Allied Vision ALVIUM 1800 U-511c
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Hi,
It looks like the camera does not support UVC driver. Please check with vendor and see if additional driver is required.

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