Rethinking the kernel camera framework

Video4Linux (V4L2) has enabled hundreds of different multimedia devices, from TV tuners to the webcam that has accompanied you during the pandemic. Unfortunately, it has been neglected by vendors when they have implemented camera stacks for mobile devices.

In this talk we will explore the reasons why V4L2 has not proliferated with complex ISP systems and what can be done to support those devices from an Open Source perspective.

Ricardo Ribalda, Google