Install latest/stable of cameractrls

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install cameractrls

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Advanced webcam and camera controls for Linux

Unofficial snap for the cameractrls advanced Linux camera configuration command line and GUI tools.

To permit access to your webcam, the camera interface needs to be first connected:

snap connect cameractrls:camera

To permit access to out-of-spec camera options, such as HDR mode on the Kiyo Pro, connect the raw-usb interface:

snap connect cameractrls:raw-usb

From the desktop, launching cameractrls will launch the GTK GUI version.

The cameractrls.cameractrlsgtk command is the GTK GUI while cameractrls is the command line client:

$ cameractrls
usage: cameractrls [--help] [-d DEVICE] [--list] [-c CONTROLS]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help         show this help message and exit
  -d DEVICE          use DEVICE, default /dev/video0
  -l, --list         list the controls and values
  -L, --list-devices list capture devices
  -c CONTROLS        set CONTROLS (eg.: hdr=on,fov=wide)

  cameractrls -c brightness=128,kiyo_pro_hdr=on,kiyo_pro_fov=wide

cameractrls can set the V4L2 controls and it is extendable with the non standard controls. Currently it has a Logitech extension (Led mode, led frequency, BRIO FoV), Kiyo Pro extension (HDR, HDR mode, FoV, AF mode, Save), Systemd extension (Save and restore controls with Systemd path+service).

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Details for cameractrls

  • MIT

Last updated
  • 6 March 2023 - latest/stable
  • 28 March 2024 - latest/edge



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