[PD] visca camera control in pd?

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Fri Jan 25 19:00:31 CET 2008

chris clepper wrote:
>I'm looking at the specs for a Sony PTZ cam which uses Sony's ViSCA
>protocol.  The manual gives the commands for  communicating with the cam,
>but I'm not sure if it would work with an existing Pd external or not.  The
>control machine will be running OSX so a USB-RS232 adapter would figure 
>the equation.  I know very little about serial port programming and need a
>little help determining if the cam is an option or not.
>Cam manual (pp 19-37):

I've worked with a VISCA cam a few years ago. It just uses 9600 baud RS232 
serial, so [comport] can handle it. The harder part is parsing incoming 


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