Video Devices DAT


The Video Devices DAT provides information about all detected video devices including driver, direction (input or output), label, and name that can be referenced in the Video Device In TOP and Video Device Out TOP.

You can also set it to display all available video devices.

It runs a callback script when a change in video devices has been detected and returns a list of names corresponding to the changed devices.


Parameters - Video Devices Page

Driver driver - - Menu of available drivers, table will only include devices belonging to selected driver.

  • DirectShow (WDM) directshow -
  • Media Foundation mediafoundation -
  • Imaging Source - Not Supported imagingsource -
  • DataPath (RGBEASY) datapath -
  • Blackmagic blackmagic -
  • Allied Vision (GigE) alliedvisiongige -
  • Imaging Development Systems (IDS) ids -
  • FLIR / Point Grey (FlyCapture2) pointgreyflycapture -
  • FLIR / Point Grey (Spinnaker) flirspinnaker -
  • AVFoundation (macOS) avfoundation -
  • BlueFish444 bluefish444 -
  • AJA aja -
  • Ximea ximea -
  • Deltacast deltacast -

All Drivers alldrivers - While on, the table will display devices from all available drivers.

Input Devices input - Toggle to include input devices.

Output Devices output - Toggle to include output devices.

Callbacks DAT callbacks - Runs this script once for each change to the table (ie. device state change).

Parameters - Common Page

Language language - - Select how the DAT decides which script language to operate on.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs script language.
  • Node node - The DAT uses it's own script language.

Edit/View Extension extension - - Select the file extension this DAT should expose to external editors.

  • dat dat - various common file extensions.
  • From Language language - pick extension from DATs script language.
  • Custom Extension custom - Specify a custom extension.

Custom Extension customext - Specifiy the custom extension.

Word Wrap wordwrap - - Enable Word Wrap for Node Display.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs setting.
  • On on - Turn on Word Wrap.
  • Off off - Turn off Word Wrap.

Info CHOP Channels

Extra Information for the Video Devices DAT can be accessed via an Info CHOP.

Common DAT Info Channels

  • num_rows - Number of rows in this DAT.
  • num_cols - Number of columns in this DAT.

Common Operator Info Channels

  • total_cooks - Number of times the operator has cooked since the process started.
  • cook_time - Duration of the last cook in milliseconds.
  • cook_frame - Frame number when this operator was last cooked relative to the component timeline.
  • cook_abs_frame - Frame number when this operator was last cooked relative to the absolute time.
  • cook_start_time - Time in milliseconds at which the operator started cooking in the frame it was cooked.
  • cook_end_time - Time in milliseconds at which the operator finished cooking in the frame it was cooked.
  • cooked_this_frame - 1 if operator was cooked this frame.
  • warnings - Number of warnings in this operator if any.
  • errors - Number of errors in this operator if any.

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