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@@ -724,41 +724,49 @@ if (-1 == ioctl (fd, &VIDIOC-S-STD;, &std_id)) {
}
</programlisting>
</example>
+ </section>
<section id="dv-timings">
<title>Digital Video (DV) Timings</title>
<para>
- The video standards discussed so far has been dealing with Analog TV and the
+ The video standards discussed so far have been dealing with Analog TV and the
corresponding video timings. Today there are many more different hardware interfaces
such as High Definition TV interfaces (HDMI), VGA, DVI connectors etc., that carry
video signals and there is a need to extend the API to select the video timings
for these interfaces. Since it is not possible to extend the &v4l2-std-id; due to
-the limited bits available, a new set of IOCTLs is added to set/get video timings at
+the limited bits available, a new set of IOCTLs was added to set/get video timings at
the input and output: </para><itemizedlist>
<listitem>
- <para>DV Presets: Digital Video (DV) presets. These are IDs representing a
+ <para>DV Timings: This will allow applications to define detailed
+video timings for the interface. This includes parameters such as width, height,
+polarities, frontporch, backporch etc. The <filename>linux/v4l2-dv-timings.h</filename>
+header can be used to get the timings of the formats in the <xref linkend="cea861" /> and
+<xref linkend="vesadmt" /> standards.
+ </para>
+ </listitem>
+ <listitem>
+ <para>DV Presets: Digital Video (DV) presets (<emphasis role="bold">deprecated</emphasis>).
+ These are IDs representing a
video timing at the input/output. Presets are pre-defined timings implemented
by the hardware according to video standards. A __u32 data type is used to represent
a preset unlike the bit mask that is used in &v4l2-std-id; allowing future extensions
-to support as many different presets as needed.</para>
- </listitem>
- <listitem>
- <para>Custom DV Timings: This will allow applications to define more detailed
-custom video timings for the interface. This includes parameters such as width, height,
-polarities, frontporch, backporch etc.
- </para>
+to support as many different presets as needed. This API is deprecated in favor of the DV Timings
+API.</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
+ <para>To enumerate and query the attributes of the DV timings supported by a device,
+ applications use the &VIDIOC-ENUM-DV-TIMINGS; and &VIDIOC-DV-TIMINGS-CAP; ioctls.
+ To set DV timings for the device, applications use the
+&VIDIOC-S-DV-TIMINGS; ioctl and to get current DV timings they use the
+&VIDIOC-G-DV-TIMINGS; ioctl. To detect the DV timings as seen by the video receiver applications
+use the &VIDIOC-QUERY-DV-TIMINGS; ioctl.</para>
<para>To enumerate and query the attributes of DV presets supported by a device,
applications use the &VIDIOC-ENUM-DV-PRESETS; ioctl. To get the current DV preset,
applications use the &VIDIOC-G-DV-PRESET; ioctl and to set a preset they use the
-&VIDIOC-S-DV-PRESET; ioctl.</para>
- <para>To set custom DV timings for the device, applications use the
-&VIDIOC-S-DV-TIMINGS; ioctl and to get current custom DV timings they use the
-&VIDIOC-G-DV-TIMINGS; ioctl.</para>
+&VIDIOC-S-DV-PRESET; ioctl. To detect the preset as seen by the video receiver applications
+use the &VIDIOC-QUERY-DV-PRESET; ioctl.</para>
<para>Applications can make use of the <xref linkend="input-capabilities" /> and
<xref linkend="output-capabilities"/> flags to decide what ioctls are available to set the
video timings for the device.</para>
- </section>
</section>
&sub-controls;