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Thursday, July 18 • 11:10 - 11:50
libcamera: Making Complex Cameras Easy - Laurent Pinchart, Ideas on Board Oy

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Cameras are complex devices that need heavy hardware image processing. Control of the processing is based on software algorithms that have traditionally been implemented inside the camera. The industry increasingly moves those algorithms to the main CPU to save cost. Blurring the boundary between camera devices and Linux often left the user with no other option than, at best, a vendor-specific closed-source solution.

To address this problem the V4L2 community is collaborating with industry leaders to develop libcamera, a camera stack that is open-source-friendly while still protecting vendor core IP.

This talk will examine the libcamera architecture, and how it applies to all Linux systems. We will look at how vendors and developers can use the stack to their advantage, the areas they can contribute to, the benefits the stack will bring to them, and how they can influence the design.

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Laurent Pinchart

Chief Ideas Officer, Ideas on Board
Laurent Pinchart has been a Linux kernel developer since 2001. He has written media-related Linux drivers for consumer and embedded devices and is one of the V4L core developers. Laurent is the founder and owner of Ideas on Board, a company specialized in embedded Linux design and... Read More →

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:10 - 11:50 JST
Hall A (2) (Floor 5F)
  Linux Systems