Adding second camera

Hello all,

We are trying to add a second camera to our driver station and can’t seem to get it working in labview. So far, we have tried replicating the existing code within vision (while just renaming the second camera to USB1), but with no success (still doesn’t show up on driver station). We are running two Microsoft Lifecam 3000 cameras. Can we get some assistance with this? Thank you!

Don’t add any code. The default project already handles two cameras plug-and-play.
You may have added code that broke it.

Test by creating a new default project, plug in two USB cameras directly to the RIo USB ports, choose the cameras from the left camera view on the default Dashboard, choose the second camera on the “Camera” tab on the top right of the default Dashboard screen.

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I have not done this in several years but my suggestion would be to use a RaspberryPi and use either Photonvision or WPILibPi

Have you seen all of our good documentation here?

Assuming you still want to do two cameras on the RIO do you want to switch between them or need both to always be on?

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Is the issue with 2 Lifecams with the same name still around?

The default code structure is different this year, so the solution in that thread may not apply this year.

I don’t have two Lifecams to check with right now. Mine are on robots.
P.S. I’m at an event today, so I’ll try to grab a LifeCam and test.

Certainly two different model USB cameras do work.

This is what’s listed by default - I only see one camera in there.

We’re trying to have them both on at the same time.

Definitely want to use a Raspberry Pi in the future, that seems like that way to go for smoother video.

The Vision Processing.vi isn’t called by the default project.

The multiple cameras are handled by default in another way.

Got it. We used the default “FRC RoboRio” Project.

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We got it! Ended up just needing to drag the Vision Processing.vi into our Robot Main. Thank you!

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