Topic: oCam 1CGN-U USB Global Shutter

oCam 1CGN-U is a USB global shutter color camera.  It’s listed as UVC compliant
USB 3.0. I can’t find anything listed about direct show.  Seems to be a new
Camera. I’m using Kinovea for golf swing analysis and the global shutter would be useful.

Most global shutter cameras cost much more.
Do you think it will work with Kinovea?

Re: oCam 1CGN-U USB Global Shutter

I have not tried this particular camera but if it is UVC compliant in theory it should work out of the box.

If you try please let us know the outcome.

Re: oCam 1CGN-U USB Global Shutter

Great, I’ll give it a try and let you know. The Global shutter should be great for swing analysis.

Re: oCam 1CGN-U USB Global Shutter

I bought the ocam 1cgn and cannot use it in kinovea. It works with their own windows viewer but not in kinovea. Kinovea shows it in the drop down but picture is black. This claims to be a UVC compliant camera. Any ideas?

Re: oCam 1CGN-U USB Global Shutter

Hi,
The fact that you mention a drop down makes me think you are using version 0.8.15, can you try in 0.8.26 and see if it works there? The way to select cameras has changed by the way, there is a new tab on the main explorer/window with the list of cameras.

Also, make sure you close their viewer before trying it in Kinovea as the link with the camera is exclusive.

Re: oCam 1CGN-U USB Global Shutter

joan wrote:

Hi,
The fact that you mention a drop down makes me think you are using version 0.8.15, can you try in 0.8.26 and see if it works there? The way to select cameras has changed by the way, there is a new tab on the main explorer/window with the list of cameras.

Also, make sure you close their viewer before trying it in Kinovea as the link with the camera is exclusive.


You are correct. I will try that and report back.

Re: oCam 1CGN-U USB Global Shutter

I still can't get the camera to work. I finally got around to downloading the beta version and no picture. The camera works with their viewer. The viewer was closed when I tried. It shows up in the program but the picture is black.

Re: oCam 1CGN-U USB Global Shutter

Can I send you the camera to test? It's useless to me as is.

9 (edited by joan 2019-Jan-15 21:56:44)

Re: oCam 1CGN-U USB Global Shutter

Please check in other DirectShow compatible programs first.
- VLC (Media > Open capture device)
- Skype
- OBS: https://obsproject.com/

Also check you don't have a software taking ownership of the camera. On my system I have a program called microSIP (VoIP) and it runs in the background and I can't get any DirectShow camera to work until I close it, even though I don't ever use it with cameras.

Also sometimes you have to go in Kinovea settings and change the resolution/framerate for it to initialize properly. And while you are in the settings make sure the exposure is not set too short a duration.

Do you see the rectangle of the image and it's pitch black, or you see the dark grey of the capture screen and there is no camera rectangle on it? Does the thumbnail snapshot work on Kinovea main screen?

Re: oCam 1CGN-U USB Global Shutter

I will try that tonight. I get the black camera screen and no picture.