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I’m aware of the implementation of Python for autonomous drone programming (http://python.dronekit.io/), but I haven’t seen a Python program that captures data from the camera. As you mentioned, this kind of tasks tend to be done with OpenCV or GStreamer.
Although, you may be interested in checking this thread that discusses the possibility of using Python with RealSense:
Please let me know if you find this information useful.