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VAPIX® Library

The complete reference library to the open API to our products.
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Breaking changes: Removal of root-privileged access and ACAP application signing as default

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New release ACAP version 4.14

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Body Worn Integration API, Container name change in 11.11


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Integration guidelines and examples



ACAP version 4 contains two complementing SDKs addressing different needs.

AXIS Media Control SDK

Windows SDK for applications that stream live video and audio from Axis products.

AXIS Media Parser SDK

Windows SDK for video and audio recordings and synchronized playback

AXIS Dewarping SDK

Windows SDK for client-side dewarping, (stretching out 360° or 180° video from an Axis panoramic camera with a fisheye lens.)

AXIS Joystick SDK

Windows SDK for adding joystick and control board support to your software application.

AXIS Metadata Monitor

Capture and visualize the metadata stream produced by an Axis device.

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