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V400/V500/V600 MMAPI Image Capture?

Greg Schwartz
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Does anyone know if the Motorola V300,V400,V500,V600 handsets support MMAPI image capture? I some documentation that mentions support for MMAPI audio functionality but nothing pertaining to image capture. If anyone has any info on this, please let me know.
Thanks!
Greg
Punit Raizada
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Hi Greg
sorry to say but they dont .. they doo have a nice vibration and lights API .. but havent been able to play around with it .. did anyone get a chance to do so ???
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Greg Schwartz
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Thanks for that information... Anyone know why more phones aren't including image capture MMAPI's? It seems this would be popular with camera phones that are Java enabled but several new phones are not supporting it.
Phoum Lib
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Hi,
the V500 emulator support image capture, I guess the device won't be different ?
Greg Schwartz
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Punit,
I confirmed that the V300/500/600 emulators in the new Motorola SDK do support MMAPI video/image capture. Have you tried using this functionality on one of these handsets or were you basing your information about MMAPI image capture on these handsets off of something else?
Thanks,
Greg
Punit Raizada
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hi ,
which version of the motorolla SDK are u guys using ???
initially when V300 was launched in the states i contacted the support staff of motocoder regarding access to camera through java and their response was negative ...
iam including their response below
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Subject Accessing Camera on the device

Discussion Thread
Response (Tim Ho) 01/08/2004 05:56 PM
Hello,
Sorry, there is no camera API for the v300. We currently do not support access to the camera through j2me.
Regards,

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is it possible that the newer variants of the v300 series supports JSR 135 complete implementation and not only the subset they did earlier ???
can u tell me the version of motorolla SDK u were using .. i believe i was playing around with version 4.0 ...
Has anyone ported a jar file to the phone that uses the camera funstionality ???
this will be intresting ...iam dying to find phones other than nokia and sony ericcson that support JSR135
Greg Schwartz
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Punit,
I have ported a jar file to the emulator that uses MMAPI camera functionality. The Motorola SDK that includes this functionality is version 4.1. There is a V300/V400/V500 (all one emulator) and a separate V600 emulator as part of this SDK. Both emulators support MMAPI video capture. I was pretty impressed with this emulator as it actually simulates the camera moving as you move your mouse.
I've contacted Motorola in regards to MMAPI video capture support on the actual handset and will post and update as soon as I hear back from them.
Regards,
Greg
Punit Raizada
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Hi greg,
Just downloaded and was playing with 4.1 ..you are right this is the best camera emulator i have seen .. i posted a question to motocoder support too and while i was doing that they pointed me to another post that was similar to mine... the last line is depressing ...
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Question
Is there a way to access the camera through J2ME?

Answer
JSR 135 supports image capture, but this feature is currently not supported by the V300/V500/V600.
Also, there is currently no camera API available.
Unfortunately, access to the camera through J2ME on the V300/V500/V600 family is not possible.
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well ... i went ahead and sent my question anyway ..lets wait for the reponses.. i will get a data cable for motorolla phones tomm and see if i can port midp 2.0 midlet on the phone ...
Greg Schwartz
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Sounds good Punit. Please let me know what you find when you test on the handset. It seems strange that they would support MMAPI image capture in the emulator and not on the actual phone. Aside from this SDK and the Nokia Series 60 emulator, do you know of any others that allow you to test MMAPI image capture?
Punit Raizada
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Hi,
Couldnt get a data cable today ..so wasnt able to test it out .. however my phone is from the first batch assuming motorola came out with a fresh batch of phones that supports MMAPI... Greg, have the guys at motocoder responded to ur question yet ??? ..they havent to mine..
Greg Schwartz
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Punit,
Just got a response from Motorola and it wasn't what I was hoping for (see below)...

I regret to inform you that the V300/V400 does not support video/image capture. JSR 135 does supports image capture, but this feature is currently not supported by the V300/V500/V600.

It seems extremely misleading that they would include this in their own SDK/emulators and not on the actual handsets. I've asked them why they decided not to support this on their devices and will let you know what they say.
Regards,
Greg
Greg Schwartz
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The reason from Motorola...

Unfortunately, the SDK can not be 100% trusted when it comes to emulating the phone. To test functionality with certainty the real device must be used.
The reason that it is not supported was a memory issue with the v300/v500/v600.
 
 
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