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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Arduino WiFi goes SOAP XML [on hold]

In my project I need to communicate with smart camera via its wi-fi network through a series of HTTP POST with SOAP XML envelopes within. So, what shield/module I should buy ti do it? Could it be ...
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Getting started with camera electronics

What is the quickest way to get started with camera electronics? I look at so many products blooming and they have cameras and camera processors. I am not interested in dev boards, i am interested ...
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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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Developing a phone monitoring camera

I'm looking into developing a unit which monitors the phone for output to a TV. I've looked into MHL and HDMI out, but not every phone has that available, so I'm looking for a fallback method. I know ...
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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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STM32F4 for camera control and data transfer

Could anyone please let me know if I can use a STM32F4 to control OV5642 camera module and transfer the data to PC? Among the STM32F4 series. I can either STM32F407 or STM32F429. OV5642 module ...
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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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Is there a way to remotely check if a proximity sensor is active or a mobile phone camera is active?

I am a bit clueless where to post this question but i really would like to know if it is possible to remotely check if a mobile phone is recording me? With the meerkat and periscope app's for example ...
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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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Converting 12V DC to 7.4V DC [duplicate]

What i'm trying to do I would like to power my DSLR Camera using an external PSU PSU - 12V DC - 21A Camera's battery - ...
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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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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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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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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 ...