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VideoGear FAQs⚓

 

What is VideoGear API and what does it do?⚓

Answer: VideoGear provides a special internal wrapper around VidGear's exclusive Video Stabilizer class. It also act as a Common API, that provided an internal access to both CamGear and PiGear APIs and their parameters, with a special enablePiCamera boolean flag. For more info. see VideoGear doc ➶

 

What's the need of VideoGear API?⚓

Answer: VideoGear is basically ideal when you need to switch to different video sources without changing your code much. Also, it enables easy stabilization for various video-streams (real-time or not) with minimum efforts and using way fewer lines of code. It also serve as backend for other powerful APIs, such WebGear and NetGear_Async.

 

Which APIs are accessible with VideoGear API?⚓

Answer: VideoGear provided an internal access to both CamGear and PiGear APIs and their parameters, also it contains wrapper around Video Stabilizer class.

 

Can we access WriteGear API or NetGear API too with VideoGear?⚓

Answer: No, only selected VideoCapture APIs (anwsered above) are accessible.

 

Does using VideoGear instead of CamGear API directly, affects performance?⚓

Answer: No, there's no difference, as VideoGear just a high-level wrapper around CamGear API and without any modifications in-between.

 


Last update: August 11, 2021