Hi all and greetings to everyone involved in Player/Stage development and support!

Me and some fellow students are trying to get images from camera device on player using python. I would like to get the image into opencv IplImage format alternatively to PIL format. However all our attempts fail when trying to get data from cam.image
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Ubuntu 9.10
Player v.3.0.1
import cv
from playerc import *

client = playerc_client(None, 'localhost', 6665)
cam = playerc_camera(client, 0)
print cam.width
print cam.height
print cam.image
----- Outputs -----------
640
480
<Swig Object of type 'uint8_t *' at 0x8e102d8>
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Same problem posted here, but i cant find any answers:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.science.robotics.playerstage.user/8625/match=playerc_camera