Capabilities and Features

With MATLAB® Support Package for USB Webcams, you can connect to your computer’s webcam and acquire images straight into MATLAB. Functionality is provided to preview live images, adjust acquisition parameters, and take snapshots either individually or in a loop.

Connect to your webcam from the MATLAB desktop or through a web browser with MATLAB Online™. If you are using MATLAB Online, the support package is already installed for you. Get started with Webcam Support in MATLAB Online.

Supported Hardware

You can acquire images from any USB video class (UVC) compliant webcam. This includes webcams that are built into laptops and other devices as well as those that plug into your computer via USB port.

Note: To acquire images into MATLAB from a webcam that is connected to a Raspberry Pi™ or BeagleBone® Black, use MATLAB Support from Raspberry Pi or MATLAB Support from BeagleBone Black respectively. 

Platform and Release Support

See the hardware support package system requirements table for current and prior version, release, and platform availability.

View enhancements and bug fixes in release notes.