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When the Logitech QuickCam Orbit/Sphere AF webcam is in use on Windows, a little window pops up enabling pan, tilt, zoom, and lighting control. This applet works outside of the program currently capturing video.

Is there a similar, full featured control program available for Linux?

I did find the CLI uvcdynctrl and a simple python/tk GUI program, which wraps around it, but can't control the dynamic lighting, zoom, or other features.

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OP are you still looking for an answer? If so, you may need to repost your question as this is flagged for closure. =) – Ringtail Mar 6 '12 at 19:10

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You can try 'guvcview' for pan/tilt control.

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This is sufficient, but I'm looking for a more elaborate control that what it provides. – Colin Dean Mar 14 '12 at 17:57

Commandline use

To see a complete list of the possible settings for your webcam, do

uvcdynctrl -cv

Example can be to correct Brightness to 80:

uvcdynctrl -s 'Brightness' 80

Graphical use

With viewer


Without viewer of during use (with cheese for example)

guvcview -o
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