Enable the video event.


#include <camera/camera_api.h>
camera_error_t camera_enable_video_event(camera_handle_t handle,                 
                                         camera_eventmode_t eventmode,                 
                                         camera_eventkey_t *key,                 
                                         struct sigevent *event)


BlackBerry 10.0.0



The handle returned by a call to the camera_open() function.


The event buffering mode as a camera_eventmode_t value.


A pointer to a returned camera_eventkey_t value. This argument is required for subsequent function calls to identify the proper event.


A pointer to a struct sigevent. The struct sigevent must be initialized by the caller. This is the struct sigevent that will be delivered when a video frame is available to retrieve using camera_get_postview_buffers().


libcamapi (For the qcc command, use the -l camapi option to link against this library)


Use this function to enable the video event. The video event is delivered when an uncompressed video frame is available. You can then retrieve the video frame using camera_get_video_buffers(). This is the same image data that is delivered to your video_callback function registered when you started video encoding using camera_start_video() or camera_start_encode().

On platforms that advertise the CAMERA_FEATURE_PREVIEWISVIDEO feature, video frames will be identical to viewfinder frames.

Call this function when you are using the Camera API in event mode. For more information, see About event mode.

Use camera_disable_event() to disable an event when you no longer require video events to be delivered.


CAMERA_EOK when the function successfully completes, otherwise another camera_error_t value that provides the reason that the call failed.

Last modified: 2014-11-11

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