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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Low-Power Video Transmission for IoT

I am currently developing an apparatus for feeding and monitoring my dog remotely. The basic idea is to make this using 2 main components: The first component will be composed of a camera pointing ...
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I2C camera not working 100% of the time

This is my stereoscopic system: I'm using a zedboard to pilot two i2c-camera MT9D111: http://www.dragonwake.com/download/camera/MT9D111/mt9d111_rev5.pdf Camera PCB Information: ...
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Can i use the lg g4 camera outside of the smartphone enviroment? [on hold]

I was wondering about 2 things: First of all i wanted to know if you can even use the camera if things like the gyroscope that are placed on the phones mainboard are missing. Furthermore i would like ...
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Options for video development

What are my options for video development? I am talking buying a development board, then translate that to custom pcbs and hardware. With the rise of smart phones we have seen a plethora of hardware ...
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Making camera module without ISP

I'm designing a camera module which will be used in scientific research. This camera is supposed to be used as a small optical detector. Also its image data must be analyzed very carefully. Thus I ...
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Using arducam and xbee for arduino uno [migrated]

Is it possible to use an Arducam to take photos and have these images sent to a pc via XBee? Please help with links or even codes that can help lead me in the correct direction. I am using Arduino ...
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Which interface to choose SPI MIPI or Parallel?

I'm trying to connect the AR sensor module (AR0331) with the IMX6 processor and the problem is the camera uses a HiSPI & parallel line. Similarly, there is MI-PI (CSI) and Parallel line in the ...
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Are there any underwater proximity sensors or cheap cameras that sense human presence and measure the distance to it?

I'm in need of a sensor or a video camera that is mounted in a pool (so the water is supposedly clear) and that has to identify when a person is in range. The range has to be approx 2 meters. That ...
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How to amplify a USB signal for long range applications? [migrated]

I have a long range wired application (over 5 meters). I have tried using a wire extender, But the computer is not able to detect my device(a USB camera). I tried using a USB 2.0 Hub. The computer ...
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How do I connect multiple pinhole cameras and take photos at the press of a button?

I want to connect 4 cameras and control it by using a single button to start and stop image capturing. It needs to take like 4 images per second. I want the arduino board because I would like to ...
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Parallel to CSI camera bridge

I want to use a parallel camera sensor/module with a SOM that only has a MIPI CSI-2 camera interface. What are the options I have? I found a dedicated IC by Toshiba (TC358746AXBG/TC358748XBG) which ...
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Simultaneous electronic shutter release for multiple Lumix G7 cameras

I'm trying to trigger six Panasonic Lumix G7 cameras at once. The trigger mechanism uses a four pole 2.5 mm plug, some resistors and two switches. With no switch closed there is 41 kilohms of ...
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Crackling sound when connecting camera to Raspberry Pi circuit

Ok so hopefully I can get this to make sense. Basically I have a Canon EOS 1D camera. What I want to do is to be able to apply an accurate time-stamp to each image so I know when each picture is ...
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Need help connect relay to surveillance camera

I am seeking help. I am NOT an electrical engineer! I have a D-Link DCS-5222 camera that I am using for security. I have made an IR LED array to provide illumination when the camera is in IR mode. ...
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Determining magnitude of damping resistor for CMOS image sensor

I'm designing a camera module using Sony's IMX224 image sensor. This module would be connected to STM32F4 discovery board. At this moment I want to make a simple camera module so that I can write ...
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Synchronisation of a Basler Camera Array using Multicast/Broadcast

There are many answers for synchronisation of camera array using Hardware like using Triggering box, but I didn't find any approach using sofware . Is synchronisation using Software not that good ? ...
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What sizes are detectable from 1m using a fairly good cmos camera?

I haven't ordered a CMOS camera module yet, but I am planning to use it to detect a small object from ~1-1.5 meters. Just too be specific, say I am using the following CMOS camera (although if you ...
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For variable voltage devices, namely SD cards, how much power do you save by using a lower voltage?

I'm designing a computer vision system and my 3 main components are microcontroller (VDD = [1.8V, 3.6V]) microSD card (4 bit mode, VDD = [2.7V, 3.6V] according to SD 2.0 standard) cheap cell phone ...
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mt9p111 initialization

I need to use mt9p111 (LI-5M05CM-AF), but I can't find any initialization examples in Internet. I found drivers for linux and android at github: (Link in comments). I didn't see any results of ...
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Wired image transmission from Lamobo/Banana Pi D1 camera board (USB, SPI)

I need to transmit images by wire from the open source Lamobo D1 camera board (also marketed as Banana Pi BP-D1) because I need reliability for computer vision. The board is powered by 400MHz Anyka ...
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Duplicate MIPI CSI2 camera (one camera, two receivers)

I would like to feed two processors with the same MIPI CSI2 camera. I cannot afford to have one of the processors to play the role of proxy to the other. Though I searched hard, I'm not aware of any ...
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interfaciing with a 5mp csi camera

I'm trying to interface an intel edison board with a 5mp mipi camera (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13249) The camera uses an OV5640 imaging sensor, and is used with a pcduino v3. It interfaces ...
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Is low humidity bad for CMOS camera?

I'm searching for camera modules using CMOS image sensor. But I found something interesting. Some vendors specified operation humidity between 20~80%. But does it make sense that low humidity affect ...
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How can I interface with RPi-Camera to FPGA?

I want to interface with RPi-Camera to my FPGA bord. As you can see, http://www.wvshare.com/product/RPi-Camera-B.htm This camera has a 15pin-ffc cable. But I can't get a ffc cable's interface ...
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IMX225 CMOS image sensor in low temperature

It's known that CMOS image sensor is not stable in low temperature. But I wonder how IMX225 image sensor behaves in -30~0 degrees. Because my application with the sensor would have such low ...
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Which camera module will interface with STM32F7 Disco board?

Which camera module will interface with STM32F7 Disco board? The connector on the board is a 30-pin FPC/FFC 0.5mm. Could the OV2640 be adapted for this?
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Transmitting video over short distance to CellPhone

I am finding ways to design and develop a Microcontroller module that includes a camera. The module should be capable of creating a hot stop and send the video to a Cellphone.The resolution of the ...
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Difference between line scan sensor and line scan camera? [closed]

I'm looking to build a multitouch table using line sensor/camera technology. I was hoping someone had already tried such a thing and could recommend the best suited between line scan sensor or line ...
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OmniVision CMOS sensor package name for camera modules?

I seen few camera modules by OV, that come on a flex cable like the one below (OV2640) How does this package called? I see on the OV website COB, CSP, uCSP,CLGA, but I suspect they're without the ...
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Camera on cellphones

Why resolutions when we recording video or taking a picture with our cellphone camera are different? Video recording resolution is always so smaller compared to our photo resolution. Is it hardware ...
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Could I use DM368 to take RGB/YUV data from Li-CAM-OV2715?

Before asking this, I'd like to apologise for asking it here. I have asked same question in the TI forum and sent emails to manufacturers, but couldn't have any reply so far. It would be very ...
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How can I capture VGA (640x480) frames with RGB565 format from OV7670+FIFO (AL422B)?

I made a platform with LPC1788 (Cortex M3) which had external 8MB NOR flash and external 32MB (16bit) SDRAM. I connected them a CF7670C-V3 (OV7670+AL422B (FIFO)) camera module and I capture QVGA,QQVGA ...
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non-linear characteristic of image sensor

Let me ask a stupid question. It might not be a well specified question, but since I'm a newbie in this field, I'd like to ask it. The question is this. Why the pixel counts from CMOS image sensor is ...
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Strategy for powering surveillance cameras

I would like to install 16 surveillance cameras All the cameras are connected to a DVR, 25 meters away (at most) All cameras are powered by 5V-DC, around 3W-6WS for each camera. I have two strategies ...
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Extracting and Using Sensor in Camera Assembly of Nokia Lumia 1020

I am trying to use the awesome camera sensor in the Nokia Lumia 1020 for research purposes. Unfortunately, my screen is broken so the screen is completely black. I intend to disassemble the phone, ...
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ov7670 camera module [closed]

I really need some help to figure out whether the ov7670 camera module I bought is with or without FIFO. I bought it from a local market.Can someone please tell me how can I find out whether the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...