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  1. Improve CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop

    The current design of the CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop/tablet renders it useless.
    In Windows 8.1 :
    - The CameraCaptureUI was shown in full screen
    - You could take a picture by clicking anywhere on the screen

    In Windows 10 :
    - The CameraCaptureUI is shown in a very small window
    - You have to click on a small button to take a photo

    How to you intend your Surface Pro users to keep the Surface steady with one hand, while taking a look at the small preview and clicking on a small button with the other hand?

    Can you…

    105 votes
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      28 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • CameraCaptureTask

      Add a boolean to CameraCaptureTask to indicate whether you want it to save the picture taken to be saved to the camera roll.

      35 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow access to multiple cameras at the same time

        Currently we can use only a camera at time. We want access to every camera available at same tima. Ex. for an app that snaps 2 photo at time.

        13 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Microphone sampling frequency should be controlled. Now it is fixed.

          Microphone sampling frequency is fixed. So Microphone.SampleRate property just returns this fixed value. For example the HTC Mozart microphone sample frequency is fixed as 16000 Hz. It isn't useful for several intersting application.

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Camera should work when app minimized

            Camera should work when app is minimized. If UWP is to take over for Win32 this is basic requirement. User can't be expected to keep the window maximized. This makes sense for phones and tablet mode, but for desktop and dedicated use devices it's just a limitation.

            IoT supports a single app so it isn't affected, but Windows 10 Mobile is. We're trying to build a solution based on Windows Mobile that runs a single Assigned Access app. If that app is minimized (if user needs to run two apps this can happen) the video capture is lost, making our…

            11 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Higher camera fps

              Enable to take 120+fps or higher footage at higher resolution. Those limits at camera api that make camera suck in video recording. Check yout competion for their camera api !

              10 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add skeleton tracking to Xbox One UWP platform

                The skeleton tracking is not working on XBOX. You can verify this with the CameraStreamCorrelation sample.

                MediaFrameSourceKind.Custom is not available on the XBOX. It is available on the PC, though.

                The following streams are available on the PC:

                Color
                Depth
                Infrared
                Custom
                The following streams are available on the XBOX:

                Color
                Depth
                Infrared
                As a result, skeletal tracking apps do not work on the XBOX platform. Are there any plans to support skeleton tracking on the XBOX?

                7 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to control camera flash

                  Precise control of the camera flash. Allow me to set when exactly the camera flash should fire.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • PhotoCamera.FocusAtPoint

                    public void FocusAtPoint(double x, double y) method is not listed in PhotoCamera[from metadata] when i press F12 on PhotoCamera in text editor.
                    I'm intalling:
                    Microsoft Visual C# 2010
                    Microsoft Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 (Beta) - ENU
                    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate - ENU Service Pack 1.

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                      1 comment  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • API to read Autofocus information

                      An API to get the current value of the autofocus. Idea: I want to use the information to estimate the distance between the camera and the target.

                      Obviously, I need to consider the different device models but that would be a task for me.

                      3 votes
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                      • RTSP IP Camera streaming support

                        Home automation is a huge market for Windows devices. A big piece of this is being able to monitor/control IP Cameras such as the Foscam HD cameras. Being able to discover, enumerate, and stream video from and audio to/from these devices as part of the UAP platform (instead of wonky solutions like ONVIF) would be awesome

                        3 votes
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                        • capture audio with external microphone via the 3.5mm audio jack with windows phone

                          The only option for capturing audio in windows phone is via the internal microphone which is the default mic for developers. I think you should provide the option to capture audio with an external mic via the 3.5mm jack(and not through a bluethooth external mic).

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                          • Allow frame by frame capture from MediaCapture API

                            Allow a frame by frame capture from MediaCapture, so that developers can more easily create streaming protocols, without having to relay on the ugly and poorly documented Media Foundation API for trivial tasks.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • video camera control

                              Allow for video camera control, start and stop recording from the touch screen instead of just the camera button. I have a gel impact case and it makes it difficult to start and stop video recording.

                              2 votes
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                              • Add "favorite" to ImageProperties, as well as an API to enumerate Favorites from the Photos app so devs can expose and detect fav pics

                                Right now it is very difficult (and completely undocumented) to determine if a photo or picture is marked as a favorite by a user, or to retrieve a list of favorites (similar to getting the list of pictures in the KnownFolders.CameraRoll, etc). If a user has taken the time to mark pictures as favorites, we should celebrate that and make it simple for developers to use that in their own applications.

                                2 votes
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                                • Allow manual control of exposure for Microsoft Kinect v2

                                  The UWP application platform has a rich media API which allows querying of a video device (e.g. the Kinect) and seeing if it supports things like ExposureControl.

                                  It seems such a shame that the new Kinect drivers expose the Kinect via this API, and yet the ExposureControl is marked as being not supported for the Kinect.

                                  From the libfreenect2 library it seems entirely possible to tell the Kinect not to do auto-exposure. The auto-exposure function causes major headaches for the app I'm working on, and I would dearly love to be able to turn it off.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Stop the AudioVideoCaptureDevice instance from automatically disposing on app deactivation

                                    It looks like instances of AudioVideoCaptureDevice automatically dispose when an app is deactivated. The disposal appears to be done in the runtime code, as none of my disposal code runs in these situations.

                                    This is an issue when the application returns to the foreground and ActivatedEventArgsIsApplicationInstancePreserved == true, because all application memory should be intact. But it isn't, because the AudioVideoCaptureDevice instance has been auto-magically disposed. This can be difficult to detect if the device is used in a deeply embedded object.

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                                    • MediaComposition for Windows 8

                                      Support the Windows.Media.Editing API on Windows 8. Currently it is supported on Windows Phone only.

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