The PS3eye is a fast usb2 camera with respectably good image quality. In any case it is a great camera for the price!

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I currently use guvcview in ubuntu 12.04 and everything works perfectly…

Below is some old stuff:

Linux drivers are available from In Fedora, I use the MT gspca modified driver V0.5 and compile it as explained in the driver’s files.


0. Download the driver from: MT gspca modified driver V0.5

1. cd to the main folder

2. type make

3. type make install

4. voilá

These steps have worked out of the box in fedora 10 and 11. You may have to fix things in other releases/platforms, for example, I’ve had a lot of trouble in Fedora 13. See on the web to see some possible solutions.

There are references, an ubuntu tutorial and an explanation on how to load the driver here:

Note: to make GEM work with the ps3eye, it must be compiled against libv4l-dev or libv4l-devel, depending on your distribution. Just run yum install libv4l-devel in fedora. Then recompile GEM.

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I use the latest cvs build of the macam drivers. The regular driver won’t allow for higher (>30) frame rates.

To allow the driver to work with all applications, you need to put the file macam.component in /Library/Quicktime

In GEM, open the camera through the dialog message to pix_video (see pix_video-help.pd in the /help files)

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If you’re looking for windows or if this is not enough information you should check out :

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