A camera is an optical or opto-electronic device that records a 2D image of a 3D scene. Cameras can be still cameras (photography) or video cameras for moving images.

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Getting started with embedded [on hold]

First of all, I am not an Electrical Engineer and I have very very less knowledge about it. But I do practice a lot computer programming and can easily learn a new language. I am on my Summer ...
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omnivision cameras

Could anyone please let me know if the following data sheet is for image sensor or SoC? http://www.ovt.com/download_document.php?type=sensor&sensorid=55 In the second page it shows a diagram and ...
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Cheep long distance monitoring [closed]

In 100 m from my home I have illegal trash dumping site. And I'm looking for cheep solution for monitoring this site. What are my options here. I was thinking like extending usb cable of my webcam, ...
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How can I build a RGB+CSync to SCART video cable for a vintage camera control unit?

I'm an associate professor at a university in Japan, and last year I discovered that my university has two working, vintage Sony DXC-M3A Saticon tube video cameras, along with accompanying power ...
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Can I interface this cos image sensor with some board using DVP?

I have a plan to use the following camera with beagle bone black or raspberry pi. http://ghgtechn.com/admin/upload/634751831021241250OV2715_CSP3_DS_2.01.pdf But I wonder if I can use the DVP ...
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raspberry camera [migrated]

i have tried to use a raspberry in order to to some time lapse recordings with an old webcam, after some research i found ouit it wasnt compatible. I have a playstation eyetoy and read it was ...
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MIPI? MIPI-CSI2? are they same?

I'm reading cmos camera specifications. But I can not understand one thing. Is the MIPI means MIPI-CSI 2, or is it a different interface? This is the link of the camera I have been interested in. ...
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Need help creating electric shocker

I'm trying to make an electric shocker (prank buzzer, taser, whatever you'd like to call it) for a Physics project from a disposable camera. The one we're using is a Fujifilm Quicksnap, since we found ...
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A board for camera evaluation

Would you please let me know if one can write drivers for CSI camera module with this board? http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544176/nvidia_192_tegra_tk1_board_could_used_linux_gaming_pc/ I'm ...
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Help identifying pinout [closed]

I've found a mini camera. The device has a mini-objective with a tag P3.7 (I guess this is the resolution), 2 wires (red and white which I suppose are ...
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CMOS/CCD camera development platform

I'm studying camera system and want to test various cameras by changing ISO, exposure time and so on. Since it requires low level control, I have to make drivers for each camera module. But I wonder ...
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UVC Compliant H264 Encoder for PAL/NTSC Analog Camera Modules

I've been looking for some weeks on a part/module and haven't found anything so far. I've been experimenting with streaming techniques using Logitech C920 webcam. This webcam has an embedded H264 ...
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Serial LVDS camera interface

I am interested in using the greyscale version (VM-010-BW-LVDS) of this camera module: VM-010: phyCAM-S camera module, WVGA monochrome I want to use the camera with external trigger (in snapshot ...
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Connecting unused MIPI data lane in schematics and PCB layout

Am using a MIPI to parallel bridge in one of my designs.The bridge takes in inputs from a MIPI camera and sends the parallel data to a processor.Am using only 2 data lanes (of the 4 data lanes) ...
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Term for a chip that is used in a camera to detect light

In terms of an integrated circuit, what is the term for a chip that is used in a camera to detect light? I hope this photo helps. What is the technichal term for the light sensitive IC in a camera? ...
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What component most limits a camera's frame rate?

I have a quick question here when I started wondering how they made slo-mo cameras: What is the part that most limits frame rates in average smartphone cameras? Is it the CCD chip, or a component in ...
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What is this effect causing a flash on video when a model aircraft collides with the ground?

When recently flying a model airplane with friends, I was recording on a smartphone camera (I believe CMOS, 720p, 120fps), and saw, in one of the videos, a flash that was not visible to the naked eye, ...
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What does “IR CUT” do on this camera? [closed]

I bought this camera to experiment with, mostly based on the fact that it is considered to be a "Night Vision IR" camera. Now that I've received it, I am having a hard time finding out certain ...
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How can I synchronize the framerate of two webcameras. Is it even possible?

Pretext I am currently playing with stereo vision (two cameras capturing images simultaneously) for my robot hobby project. There are a few traits that is important when processing the images ...
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Infrared filter on CMOS single package sensor

I am trying to recognize infrared-reflectors with a CMOS module. The ideal would be to use an IR filter to get rid of everything else and only have the trackers (reflectors) on the picture. I found ...
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Building a MJPG Camera [closed]

I am working on a project that needs a custom camera capable of MJPG over WIFI. The project is a solar powered camera on a track the tracks objects walking past. The device should transmit the images ...
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Synchronized digital cameras

at the moment im doing some research. I want to create an embedded "application" with two digital cameras ( > 30fps, global shutter, >= 800x600 resolution ) on an Freescale Arm iMx. 6 Quad (i think ...
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How do image sensors output in different resolutions?

Say an image sensor has an array size of 1280 x 800 pixels. Its specifications state that it has output support for the following resolutions: WXGA (1280 x 800) and VGA (640 x 480). My question is ...
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Why would any smartphone need an ambient light sensor if it already has a front-facing camera?

Why would any smartphone (e.g. the Samsung Galaxy S5) need an ambient light sensor if it already has a front-facing camera? Surely it requires time and money for the engineers to design an ambient ...
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DC Iris control circuit

Does anyone understand how a control circuit for the DC Iris found in video camera lenses works? From my research I see that it is a four pin interface two pins for drive, and two for "damping". I ...
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Camera Parallel Interface vs Camera Serial Interface?

I need to select a System on Module that will be used to stream a HD video stream over WIFI. Ideally it should support two camera input. When researching the various modules on the market, I find ...
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Removing ripples from PWM controlled LED in camera vision application

I have made a camera vision setup with highpower LED's which are controlled with a simple NE555 timer and a mosfet. The LED system is lighting up an area where a camera is looking, but unfortunately i ...
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Camera Synchronization

I'm interested in having two or more cameras precisely synchronized for machine vision purposes. All the global shutter cameras I've seen basically have two modes: free-running, with a maximum frame ...
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Finding serial port on generic IP Camera PCB

Background story is that during firmware update of a generic IP Camera, with great wisdom, I managed to wipe part of the embedded Linux files, and in order to recover it, I need to access the ...
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PCB data trace lengths tolerable difference for high frequency

I have to interface a camera to a controller using the DCMI protocol for my project. I have around 17 (data+control) lines which are used with the camera. The frequency of operation is about 10 MHz. ...
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How does 3D Time-of-Flight (TOF) camera work?

This is my first post in this forum! So Point me if anything is not clear! I want to know how TOF camera works? So I've done Google & read some nice explanation about How Phase difference between ...
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Using ethernet with a camera

I own one of those little pinhole 'spy cameras' that connect to your tv.and are powered by 5v? With an arduino and ethernet shield, would there be a way for me to create an IP camera type thing?
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Sourcing An Image Sensor? [closed]

I'm wanting to create a basic digital camera, I have most of it figured out... except for the image sensor itself. Looking in the normal places (digikey, mouser), I'm finding some very basic, low ...
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Designing an over voltage protection for really low voltage

I'm working on time lapse photography projects and one of the main problems is the voltage supply. So, using a couple of hot glue tubes I was able to create dummy batteries for my camera to connect an ...
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Spy camera in a pen with streaming

I want to have a device in a pen, which can somehow transfer video data (or even photo would be great) within a 80-120m range. There're lots of "spy pens" on eBay, but I need one to be able to do its ...
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Industrial flash (LED?) for rolling shutter

I am developing industrial monitoring system, at this moment with Raspberry Pi and its camera (this might change if it is not satisfactory). The camera will take still pictures of the scene once in a ...
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Best Sensor for obtaining types of objects at a distance

I could not completely describe the sensor required in the title, what I am looking for is a sensor that can pick up if there is a different material, from a preconfigured material type, lets say in ...
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Are there thermovision cameras available to hobbyists?

Years ago, while investigating a short, it came to me that using a thermal vision camera would help an electrical engineer in a lot of situations. Checking it then, such devices were prohibitively ...
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Amperage for Sony SNC-VB630 Camera [closed]

I am trying to choose a right DC adapter for SNC-VB630 CCTV Camera but the only specs I could find in the official documentation was 'INPUT 12V DC'. Nothing about amperage. I have a 12V dc adapter ...
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Can I modify this bluetooth keyboard to only have a certain keys so I can carry it around?

I'm trying to make a bluetooth remote shutter release thing for Androird and iOS. I asked about doing it from scratch but everyone thinks it's too ambitious for a beginner, so I gave up on that Few ...
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Differences between MIPI-CSI1 and MIPI-CSI2

I'm trying to find what makes a difference between MIPI-CSI1 and MIPI-CSI2. From what I understand on this specifications document, they both work the same way, except that MIPI-CSI2 offers up to ...
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Displays, camera, speakers, microphones: why after more than 50 years of development do they still need calibration? [closed]

An old question running through my mind: Displays, camera, speakers, microphones: why after more than 50 years of development do they still need calibration? Whatever cheap or high-end material I ...
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Analog video surveillance camera motion detection feature [closed]

For example Samsung SCB-2000PH Specification PDF has motion detection feature. For what purpose it is in analog camera? That camera does not have any output pins/connectors, that can trigger some ...
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Canon EF SPI data protocol and IS activation

I have been trying to find information about Canon EF data protocol between lens and body. So far I have seen examples how to control focus or aperture but I would like to know how IS is activated. Is ...
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Is there a wifi chip on this board? [closed]

I have a Sony QX10 camera, with comes with built-in wifi. I want to to connect wired ethernet to it. I was hoping I could find a wifi chip inside the camera, and solder to where the ethernet traces go ...
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Why is it so expensive to produce cameras for non visible light?

Typical consumer cameras can capture wavelength of 390-700 nm 400-1050nm . But why is it so difficult and expensive to produce cameras for infrared, ultraviolet, hard x-rays, etc.? The only thing ...
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Marsboard A20 camera module

Is it possible to use this camera module (or any other same camera module, preferably PAL) with new MarsBoard A20? According to specs, it has only CIF camera headers and some other EXT headers. So ...
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Selecting digital componentry in bulk [closed]

There are a ton of electronics retailers and suppliers on the internet, all selling components at (essentially) retail prices. But when big companies need to use digital components (batteries, ...
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OV7670 frames are 640x308 not 640x480

There is a lot of helpful information on the internet about getting the OV7670 camera up and running but the following problem has me a bit stumped. I am using a Maple r5 Board (STM32F103RBT6) to ...
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Safe line IR laser which will be seen from 15 meters by camera module

What characteristics (wavelength, mW) IR line laser should have to: be seen by camera module from 15 meters outdoor in day-light too safe for eyes line as big as possible thickness of line should ...