Score supports using camera inputs in its VFX graph. The camera can be used as the input of a texture port.
In this example, we perform the following steps:
- Add the camera input through the device explorer.
- Likewise, add a window device in which the camera is going to be rendered.
- Add a “passthrough” video effect, to connect the camera input to the window output.
- Set up the passthrough ports.
- Press play and enjoy !
The passthrough effect can be found in the user library, in the folder
The video input system uses FFMPEG, which itself leverages the operating system’s video input decoding mechanism as far as possible.
V4L2 is the Linux video subsystem API.
v4l2loopback kernel module allows for a lot of useful things.
$ sudo modprobe v4l2loopback $ ffmpeg -f x11grab -framerate 60 -video_size 3840x2160 -i :0.0+0,0 -f v4l2 /dev/video0
$ sudo modprobe v4l2loopback $ while 1 ; do ffmpeg -re -i ./test.mp4 -f v4l2 /dev/video0 ; done
Support for Kinect cameras has been implemented through the Freenect library. However, the support is still experimental and requires building
score from source with the Freenect libraries.
Spout is supported as output on Windows. Syphon on Mac is not yet supported, neither is PipeWire on Linux. Complete support for both systems is slated for a 3.x release of score.