Playstation Camera As Webcam

A complete runthrough of how to use a Sony Playstation 2 Eye Toy camera as a pc webcam, including using the right drivers and free webcam software. Source: Android Central. Best answer: No. Sony's PlayStation 4 does not provide support for standard USB webcams. In fact, the company requires that you use its proprietary camera. This video I'm building an adapter to connect a PS4 camera to a computer via USB using components that I found at the following web link: Yes it is possible to use the PS Eye for as a webcam for your computer. You can even use it as a microphone. Featured, below we are going to have some step-by-step instructions so you can get started using it. First thing first, make sure you have your camera is unplugged. Take center stage in your productions using the PlayStation®5 console’s built-in background removal tools. With the HD camera, you can add yourself to your gameplay videos while broadcasting 1 in picture-in-picture mode, with the ability to crop the background or lose it completely with a green screen.

Developer Bigboss (aka psxdev) has released PS4EyECam driver, as you might expect from the title this driver allows you to use your PS4 EyE Camera on both the PC and MAC platforms. There is still a number of things the developer wants to add to this impressive release. View all the information about this new release below.

PS4EYECam released
I had released the first public version of PS4EYECam driver. You can get full information in my PS4EYECam repository
It is the first public driver for PlayStation 4 Camera licensed under gpl. I have free afternoons availables if someone is interested to offer me a partial job :P Enjoy and remember the best is yet to come....​

What is PS4EYECam?
  • PS4EYECam is a Sony PlayStation 4 Camera driver implementation reference.
  • The driver is using libusb to handle USB communications.
  • Part of code was based on PS3EYEDriver.
  • Payload parsing stuff parts from Linux kernel source(gspca).
  • UVC video control from libuvc.
  • Boot and initialization from dumped PlayStation 4 Camera firmware ps4eye.
  • Other parts and research based on my experience adding support for different usb devices for Sony PlayStation 2 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles (ps2eyetoy.irx,ps2mic.irx,ps3kinect.sprx,etc)

Supported Platforms
  • PS4EYECam is a USB 3 device and it is using libusb so it can be ported to all platforms supported by libusb and with USB 3 controllers.
  • Implementation reference was done in OSX Mavericks and i only tested it on this platform.

TO-DO List

  • Identify uknown1, unknown2 and unknown3 formats
  • Identify correct format to depth frame. Sample only use threshold values to display results in rgb
  • Port driver to other platforms (linux , windows, ...)
  • Cinder is only supported by osx and windows. An openframework sample can be done easily and it is multiplatform
  • Fix, improve , incorporate new features
  • If someone has ov580 datasheet contact with me please

  • You can follow and contact me on twitter @psxdev
Additional Information found: via

  • Github:

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PlayStation Camera
DeveloperSony Computer Entertainment
Product familyPlayStation
GenerationEight generation
Release date15 November 2013
  • 1280×800 pixels @ 60 Hz[1]
  • 640×400 pixels @ 120 Hz[1]
  • 320×192 pixels @ 240 Hz[1]
ConnectivityAUX Port (A proprietary version of the USB 3.0 standard without USB 2.0 compatibility)
PlatformPlayStation 4
Dimensions186 mm × 27 mm × 27 mm (18.6 cm × 2.7 cm × 2.7 cm)
PredecessorPlayStation Eye
SuccessorPlayStation HD Camera
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The PlayStation Camera is a motion sensor and camera accessory for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the successor to the PlayStation Eye for the PlayStation 3, which was released in 2007. It is also the motion sensor used to track the PlayStation VRvirtual reality headset.


The PlayStation VR headset, which requires the camera.

On February 21, 2013, a day after the PlayStation 4 was announced,[2][3] a camera was revealed to be in development for the PlayStation 4, nicknamed the 'PlayStation 4 Eye' after its predecessor, the PlayStation Eye.[4] It was also featured in the trailer that teased the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation camera was released on November 15, 2013, alongside the PlayStation 4.

In March 2014, Sony announced that over 900,000 PlayStation Cameras were sold alongside the PlayStation 4 console, leading to shortages of stock supply.[5] It was estimated that 15% of PlayStation 4 owners also owned a PlayStation Camera.[6][7]

Alongside the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 4 Slim on September 7, 2016, a design revision of the PlayStation Camera was unveiled for release on September 15, 2016. The new design has a cylindrical shape instead of the rectangular shape of the original revision, and now features a stand that can be used to adjust the camera's angle, instead of a movable part of the camera itself.[8][9]


PlayStation Camera has two 1280×800 pixel cameras with lenses having an f f/2.0, with a 30 cm focusing distance, and an 85° field of view.[1] With the dual camera setup, the camera can operate at different modes, depending on the target application.[10] The two cameras can be used together for the depth perception of objects in its field of vision,[11] akin to the Xbox's Kinect peripheral.[12] Alternatively, one of the cameras can be used for recording video, and the other for motion tracking.[13]

The camera features a four-channel microphone array,[1] which reduces background noise and may even be used to receive voice commands.[10] It is 186 mm × 27 mm × 27 mm (7.3 in × 1.1 in × 1.1 in) (width × height × depth), with a weight of 183 grams (6.5 oz).[1] It records video in RAW and YUV formats and connects to the console via its specified port.[1][14][15]

Compatible games[edit]

Playstation Camera As Webcam

The following is a list of PlayStation 4 games and software with Camera functionality, some of which were not specifically developed for the PlayStation Camera. All PlayStation VR games require the camera for head tracking as well as the Move controllers, if they are used.[16]

Playstation Eye Camera As Webcam

  • Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey
  • FIFA 15, 16 and 17
  • Just Dance 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • NBA 2K15, 2K16, and 2K17
  • SHAREfactory
  • Singstar, SingStar Celebration
Playstation camera come webcam

The PlayStation 4 system menu supports motion controls and voice commands via the PlayStation Camera (the latter is supported using any microphone).[17]

Playstation 4 Camera As Webcam

PlayStation VR[edit]

Since the release of PlayStation VRvirtual reality headset on October 13, 2016[18] the PlayStation Camera is used as a major component of the PlayStation VR system. The camera detects LEDs embedded in the headset for the purposes of motion tracking.[19]. A USB Dongle is required for the Camera to be used on PlayStation 5.


Playstation Vr Camera As Webcam

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Playstation Eye Camera As Webcam

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