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setpwc allows users to set all settings of a Philips (or compatible) WebCam, including auto-gain-control, color-balance, etc. Settings can be stored to the non- volatile RAM of the Webcam and a dump of the current settings can be retrieved.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  21 May 2011 19:55

    Release Notes: This version was fixed so that it works with recent kernels (and V4L2) as well.

    •  27 Nov 2006 16:12

      Release Notes: Certain resolution and framerate combinations need to be set at the same time or else the PWC chipset refuses them. With some compilers, setpwc would end up in an infinite loop. The serial number of the webcam is now displayed. A man page was added. The -d option can now be anywhere in the command line.

      •  06 Dec 2004 11:54

        Release Notes: The kernel API for the Philips compatible webcams has changed slightly, so setpwc was adapted accordingly.

        •  30 Jan 2004 23:08

          Release Notes: Resetting the pan/tilt status of a Logitech sphere/orbit now works.

          •  19 Nov 2003 21:22

            Release Notes: Support has been added for the Logitech QuickCam Orbit/Sphere Webcams: you can now pan/tilt these cameras. There are some small fixes.


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