Ipevo Point 2 View (P2V) (USB, Document Camera)

Multimedia Ipevo, USB, Webcam

Ipevo Point 2 View (P2V) (USB, Document Camera)
Linux compatibility:
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Updated: 26/03/2016 10:19

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Ipevo Point 2 View (P2V) is a 2 megapixel USB webcam with with object lens for macro imaging. It has the USB-ID 1778:0204 and currently does not shows up with a name in the lsusb output:

Bus 002 Device 008: ID 1778:0204

However, when plugged in, the camera is recognized by the kernel and is supported by the webcam driver (uvcvideo kernel module):

usb 2-4.4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 10
usb 2-4.4: New USB device found, idVendor=1778, idProduct=0204
usb 2-4.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 2-4.4: Product: IPEVO Point 2 View
usb 2-4.4: Manufacturer: IPEVO corp
usb 2-4.4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
drivers/hid/usbhid/hid-core.c: usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed
generic-usb 0003:1778:0204.0008: timeout initializing reports
generic-usb 0003:1778:0204.0008: hiddev97,hidraw6: USB HID v1.10 Device [IPEVO corp IPEVO Point 2 View] on usb-0000:00:1d.7-4.4/input2
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device IPEVO Point 2 View (1778:0204)
input: IPEVO Point 2 View as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-4/2-4.4/2-4.4:1.0/input/input12
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0)

The webcam has two buttons, one to set focus and one to take picture. The focus button works out of the box. If one wants to take pictures with the second on, it might be necessary to configure xinput for the corresponding event.

There are several add-ons available for the webcam, which allows it to be used for scanning of books, or being attached to a microscope.

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