Camunits consists of an image acquisition library, algorithms, and tools designed specifically for machine vision researchers. It was originally designed and used by Team MIT for real-time vision-based lane estimation in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, and is now being developed and released as an open source project. Camunits is written in C and uses GLib. FeaturesCamunits is divided into several pieces. libcamunits Provides the core functionality of Camunits, which includes classes for acquiring images from USB and Firewire cameras, logging and replaying image streams, performing colorspace conversions and image compression/decompression, and connecting image processing elements together libcamunits-gtk Provides GTK widgets for libcamunit objects for easily adding GUI elements. camview Debugging tool and general purpose Camunits application camunits extra Provides image processing and acquisition plugins that may contain nonstandard dependencies, or algorithms for special interest purposes. RequirementsCamunits currently works on the GNU/Linux and OS X operating systems. libcamunits has a few main dependencies GLib OpenGL libjpeg IEEE 1394 Digital Camera support is provided as a plugin, and requires libdc1394 version 2.x: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=8157&package_id=154936 DocumentationDownloadingAndInstalling Tutorial API Reference (partially complete) libcamunits libcamunits-gtk Core plugins Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) To ask questions, submit patches, and contact the developers, use the camunits mailing list, accessible at http://groups.google.com/group/camunits NewsJan 28, 2010 - Release 0.3.0 This is a maintenance release. libcamunits: fix camunits float control fix return value bug in cam-unit_control_try_set##type() core plugins: input.dc1394: set framerate for non format 7 modes input.v4l2: enable V4L2 extended controls camunits-extra: bugfixes to snapshot unit build system: add --without-dc1394-plugin configure option Apr 20, 2009 - Release 0.2.1 This is a maintenance release. libcamunits: remove usage of libc math functions unit manager unset singleton on finalize core plugins: input.dc1394: re-init dc1394 unit when packet size changes. convert.fast_debayer: fix regression (auto-setting of tiling control) convert.to_rgb8: add UYVY as acceptable input camunits-extra: add ipp.filter-sobel build system: set AM_CFLAGS instead of CFLAGS OlderNews ScreenshotsClick on each image for a higher resolution version camviewCamview, running with a Logitech Quickcam 5000 Pro lane_finderlane_finder, a real-time lane-detection application developed with libcamunits and libcamunits-gtk for the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge.