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How to get video preview from QProcess to fill a rectangle in qml

  • Hi!
    I have a c++ class, where I am initiating QProcess in detached mode. This process launches a python script to get raspberry pi camera preview.
    How can I get that preview and show it in a rectangle element?
    The c++ function is a void type. Should it be some other type? You can make a QString function to return a QString, but there is no QProcess type.
    I would appreciate any help. Thanks

  • @Kachoraza you should provide more details about your runtime environment, i.e.
    is the python script running on the RPi device, or is just connecting remotely?

  • the python script is running on the pi.yes the python script is running on the pi locally.

  • @Kachoraza and what about the Qt application using QProcess?

  • it is also running locally on the pi

  • @Kachoraza so what about driving the Pi camera directly from your QML app? just for instance this guide

  • thanks. I will check it

  • I tried to access the camera through Camera element and VideoOutput element. Camera status is 2, which I cannot understand.
    Camera {
    id: mycamera

        Component.onCompleted: {

    I tried it on pi and on ubuntu as well

  • @Pablo-J-Rogina I am trying to get camera preview with the following code, but all I have is a white window. Can you please see what am I doing wrong here. I have tried it on pi and ubuntu with no errors, but similar result. Thanks in advance
    import QtQuick 2.9
    import QtQuick.Window 2.3
    import QtMultimedia 5.9
    import QtQuick.Controls 2.2

    Window {
    id: window
    width: 640
    height: 480
    property alias window: window
    property alias videooutput: videooutput
    visible: true
    property Camera camera: Camera {
    id: camera
    captureMode: Camera.CaptureViewfinder
    cameraState: Camera.ActiveState
    Component.onCompleted: {
    if(cameraState === Camera.ActiveState){
    console.log("Camera ready")
    VideoOutput {
    id: videooutput
    anchors.fill: parent
    source: camera
    focus: visible
    enabled: true
    Component.onCompleted: {

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