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Professional Camera Component for your FireMonkey Windows Applications

Intro

The FireMonkey Camera component, built by WINSOFT, allows you to configure all the available options of your Camera hardware. It includes Audio configurations, like Audio Compressor, available audio devices, and supports multiple video configurations.

Overview

This FireMonkey Camera component uses DirectShow 9 API. The Microsoft DirectShow application programming interface (API) is a media-streaming architecture for Microsoft Windows. 

The camera component is a commercial component that has a trial version with all features for evaluation. If and if you wish to distribute the Camera component as a part of your project, you should get a license.

Specifications

  • Available for Delphi/C++ Builder XE2 – 10.4 FireMonkey applications
  • Supports Windows 32 and Windows 64
  • uses DirectShow 9 API

Installation

The installation of the FireMonkey camera component by WINSOFT is easy. Just download the installer and close the RAD Studio then install it. Or you can watch the installation video here.

Development

After installing the camera component, you will have the FCamera component in the IDE.

Just drag and drop the component and also TPanel or TPaintBox component for the Preview Control property of the FCamera component.

Now you are good to go.

Let’s investigate our demo project now.

I would recommend checking out the demo action video which shows how this component works

Here is the UI:

  • With the ComboBoxCamera you can select an available camera
  • With the Format, you can set camera resolution with an available refresh rate
  • Save button saves the image in .bmp format.
  • Finally, the TTrackBars can handle camera configurations like zoom, Roll, Contrast, and more.

How do I get the available camera devices?

How do I set formats?

How can I manipulate the other configurations like Zooming?

With the FCamera component, you should first check if that option is available for you then you can set the parameters.

For instance:

How do I save images?

There is a CurrentImageToFile function here is the use case:

Be sure to check the whole demo project, and Happy Coding!

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Software Developer | B.Tech-CSE at AUT | Delphi/C++ Builder Enthusiast | Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador | Microsoft Azure Certified | Udacity Alumni
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