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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: Leadhead on August 20, 2018, 12:09:54 PM

Title: USB Camera connection
Post by: Leadhead on August 20, 2018, 12:09:54 PM
Hi - I have a problem getting a USB camera to be recognised by Mach 3.  I am getting the report "unable to load OSG driver"  The camera works perfectly in Planet CNC.
If there is a solution I would be most grateful to know please?
Title: Re: USB Camera connection
Post by: Klaus1311 on August 20, 2018, 04:13:43 PM
Hi,

which plugin are you using?

Klaus
Title: Re: USB Camera connection
Post by: Leadhead on August 21, 2018, 01:47:54 AM
Klaus - Thanks for reply. I have tried both V2 and V3 on a Win 10 PC. I put the cameras on another Mach 3 setup (Win XP ) and got the same report with both cameras. No other programmes on this PC. The report is the same with the Mach 3 camera screen?
Title: Re: USB Camera connection
Post by: Klaus1311 on August 21, 2018, 06:07:50 AM
What type of camera are you using. Is it an USB connected camera?

Klaus
Title: Re: USB Camera connection
Post by: Leadhead on August 21, 2018, 06:54:55 AM
Klaus - Yes both camera`s are USB. Both work normally on this PC and with Planet CNC.
Title: Re: USB Camera connection
Post by: Klaus1311 on August 21, 2018, 07:57:51 AM
The message "OSG driver" is definitly not coming from my plugin.
is this message appearing every time you start the plugin?
Did you install a deticated driver for the camera?
Did you try the camera on a different USB port?

The only requirements for connecting to a camera:

The defautl Mach3 plugin "Video Window" must not be started since the last windows start
The camera must be plugged in before the plugin is started

Klaus
Title: Re: USB Camera connection
Post by: Leadhead on August 22, 2018, 03:50:28 AM
Klaus - Followed your kind advice. But no solutions. On the XP machine I am getting "Video OCX (driver) cannot be connected" report.
Title: Re: USB Camera connection
Post by: Klaus1311 on August 22, 2018, 06:44:45 AM
I'm almost certain, the message "Video OCX (driver) cannot be connected" is generated by the Mach supplied video plugin. Try the following steps

install Mach Plugin Camera V3 from https://kd-dietz.com/index_eng.html (https://kd-dietz.com/index_eng.html)
restart Windows
make sure your camera is plugged into a USB port
enable plugin in Mach3              Menu Config-> Config plugins       WebCamPluginV3-Version-V3.09
Restart Mach3
Start Plugin                              Menu Plugin Control -> WebCamPluginV3-Version-V3.09 -> Start camera

Klaus
Title: Re: USB Camera connection
Post by: Leadhead on August 22, 2018, 09:49:43 AM
Klaus - Reloaded your V3.09 onto the XP computer. It responded with the following:-
Camera plugin needs SP3 (OK)
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE PATH NOT FOUND.(OK)
The ordinal 254 could not be located in the dynamic link library msi.dll.

Rod
Title: Re: USB Camera connection
Post by: Klaus1311 on August 22, 2018, 10:27:52 AM
Hi Rod,

did you install SP3 for WinXP?
If you did, did you reinstall the plugin?
how did the reinstall work out?

Klaus
Title: Re: USB Camera connection
Post by: Leadhead on August 22, 2018, 12:44:34 PM
Klaus -  SUCCESS
Computer did not have SP3 loaded, put it in, then changed the USB port and everything worked.
My thanks for your kind assistance.

Rod
Title: Re: USB Camera connection
Post by: Klaus1311 on August 22, 2018, 02:53:21 PM
Hi Rod, 

that's good news. I'm glad the plugin works for you.

Klaus