Launching the IDS camera with the serial number

asked 2017-12-29 01:21:58 -0500

Petro gravatar image

updated 2017-12-29 07:10:26 -0500

ROS parameter server let's upload max 32-bit integer but the serials for my cameras are out of that range (about double the size than the maximum decimal number for 32-bit integer). I am using two cameras so it would really be nice to specify which camera I am opening.

edited: I am using the Ueye camera driver.

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Just about the most important bit of information we'd need from you is missing in your question: which package / driver are you trying to use? Serial nrs are typically configured using Strings, partly because of the problem you report.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2017-12-29 06:57:31 -0500 )edit

True, that needs to be the solution. I forgot to mention the driver cause I somehow assumed this would be linked under the ueye FAQS since I was looking the solution there and then I clicked the ask your question button...

Petro gravatar imagePetro ( 2017-12-29 07:12:03 -0500 )edit

I am using the Ueye camera driver


under the ueye FAQS

I know of at least 4 different packages to interface with uEye/IDS cameras, so please be specific.

Add a link to the specific package you are using.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2017-12-29 07:21:07 -0500 )edit

Well, that is why specified ueye camera driver, because it is the only one which has this name, other ones have other names. Now as checked through the other questions in the FAQ with the ueye tag. None of them either specifies exactly to which ueye driver they specify.

Petro gravatar imagePetro ( 2017-12-29 07:25:39 -0500 )edit

I'm not trying to make life more difficult for you, I just want you to add a link to the specific driver that you're using.

Just link to the ROS wiki page or the github repository.

the faq [..]

'the faq' is essentially a set of questions with a specific tag. That doesn't help us in any way.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2017-12-29 07:28:30 -0500 )edit