I'm writing an application in which the user needs to capture a series of images, and the app processes them. I have a few questions regarding the process.
1) Would it be better to capture a series of still images or a movie? I realize the answer depends greatly on the resolution I need, but another issue is online processing. I would like to be able to start processing the first images while the user is still taking the rest of the series. Will there be enough time for the processor between frames being shot, to process them? If so, if I'm shooting a movie (not stills), will there be access to the first frames while shooting continues?
2) What is better to use, a CCamera object or a CVideoRecorderUtility object? What are the differences? what are the pros and cons of each?
3) During the process I need to convert the captured images to my own format for fast processing, and then back to some symbian format I can display and save. What's the best and fastest way to convert? I though about direct memory access, TBitmapUtil, and also a CImageProcessor for conversions back to symbian format? I will need to support various formats of images (RGB, gray, etc...)
Any comment or help will be greatly appreciated.