Plugin to control a remote camera from Galicaster UI
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Galicaster Plugin Cameracontrol

This is a plugin for Galicaster that allows to control a remote camera from Galicaster GUI.

Right now, the plugin works with the following cameras:

  • Sony:
    • EVI-H100S/100V cameras, using an implementation of VISCA protocol in python.
  • Panasonic:
    • AW-HE50
    • AW-HE120
    • AW-HE60
    • AW-HE130
    • AW-HE40
    • AW-HE65
    • AW-HE70
    • AW-UE7


This plugin can be installed as a deb package or through pip installer:
  • To generate deb package

    In repository root folder execute sudo py2deb -r pathtorepo .

    -r pathtorepo

    path to store deb files

    This will create the plugin deb package and debs for dependences. By default packages are stored in /tmp folder.

  • To install with pip

    In the repository root folder execute sudo pip install or execute python sdist to generate a .tar package installable from pip

Configuration examples

Sony EVI-H100S/100V

Galicaster controls the camera using the serial port, so we need to add the user galicaster to the group dialout, as follows (otherwise galicaster would need root privileges):

sudo usermod -a -G dialout galicaster

The following lines must also be added to the conf.ini file so that the plugin runs properly:

cameracontrol = True

path = /dev/ttyUSB0
zoom_levels = 7
max_speed_pan_tilt = 0x18
camera = sony_evi_h100s_100v

Panasonic AW-HE50, AW-HE120, AW-HE60, AW-HE130, AW-HE40, AW-HE65, AW-HE70, AW-UE70

Add to the conf.ini:

cameracontrol = True

path =
zoom_levels = 49
max_speed_pan_tilt = 49
camera = panasonic_aw_he40

Galicaster Project: