Questions tagged [camera]

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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Sena 10C Camera Ribbon Cable [on hold]

Can someone help me identify a replacement cable for this? It came from a Sena 10C Action Camera. Tore it when I tried replacing the battery in the device. Sena isn't willing to send a replacement ...
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Unable to find data sheet for MAX8918ITM

I am quite new to electronics, so I apologise for the inevitable mass of stupidity in this question. I am trying to find the data sheet for the LCD driver MAX8918ITM, from a Nikon COOLPIX L110, and it ...
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IR camera improvement [closed]

I am working on a project to improve the IR camera. The task initially is to process the data coming from read out integrated circuit (ROIC) on raspberry pi. Which software can I use to emulate the ...
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Is only a firmware limitation the fact that some camera can't store photo in RAW format? [closed]

I was interested in understanding if from the point of electrical engineering storing the RAW data of the sensor directly into the memory of the camera require special hardware. Could be more ...
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Camera pixel size limit reached?

Just read here that Samsung has produced a camera sensor with a pixel size of 0.8 micron ie 800nm. Is it possible, or useful, for the pixel size to go below the wavelength of the light being imaged? ...
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IP Camera and USB data transmission over Ethernet Cable

Currently I am working on a project that requires connection of the Arduino and IP Camera over single Ethernet cable to a laptop and additionally supply power to a robot. The goal is to stream Video ...
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Wiring a 7 pin laptop webcam? [closed]

I'm trying to connect an old laptop webcam I bought for $0.93 on eBay to an Arduino Uno microcontroller. Since I currently don't know what all the pins on the webcam are used for, I'm trying to ...
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Can the scanning speed of an electronic rolling shutter CMOS sensor be controlled?

I'm not certain I'm asking this correctly as I don't entirely understand how such a camera sensor works, so help me out with a couple of areas please! I want to program something that makes use of ...
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VHS(C) tape speed issues - how does the speed change for different modes?

I have a VHS-C camcorder that has a lot of trouble keeping constant speed for the main tape motor (even with the battery fully charged). Most of the time it's way too fast (similar to fast forwarding),...
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Camera LED in phones - PWM or analog current controlled?

The LED illuminator/flash that is used on cellphones with cameras is also controlled by flashlight apps. Is the light level controlled by pulse width modulation or is it analog current controlled? In ...
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Can I connect an Android smartphone to an Arduino Uno? [closed]

I'd like to connect my main Android smartphone (it's a ZTE Blade X) to my Arduino Uno. My main reason is I'd like to use the camera on my phone as a sensor for the Arduino, for various projects. Is ...
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Switching 3.3V with a Raspberry Pi gpio pin

I recently bought an IR Camera for my Raspberry Pi, something like this: https://www.amazon.com/kuman-Raspberry-Camera-Module-Supports/dp/B01ICLLOZ8/ref=mp_s_a_1_17?crid=M3FSU2COLT5W&keywords=ir+...
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How does a camera pixel accumulate charge (colour)?

I refer to the Wikipedia entry for a CMOS camera sensor's individual pixel. There is a schematic like so:- and a statement that:- The read-out transistor, Msf, acts as a buffer (specifically, a ...
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Choosing a camera for near-infra-red illumination analysis

Which parameters are important to look for in camera specs./data-sheets if it will be used for irradiance pattern analysis from near infra-red sources. Typical spectra range of interest is from ~700nm ...
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How to emit infrared radiation online without configuring the monitor/hardware?

I wish to make a video streaming application where infrared radiations are emitted out of the display so that if someone tries to record the video through a camera, all they see is a white light and ...
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Drone camera chip identification help

I tried searching for this chip and looking for a similar manufacturer logo but with no succes. I'm trying to get a datasheet on it. It is from a drone that records 720p 30fps video.
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Where can I get a display screen with 30 Hz or less refresh rate? [closed]

I am experimenting with a camera recording a display screen. Based on what I have read - camera recording a screen will have flicker if the refresh rate and frame rates are not synced. My mobile ...
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Does Camera Power Consumption Lower Without Output?

I have a camera with power consumption listed at 24 VDC +10% @ 1.5 A max. That same camera has a built-in output for an external light, 24VDC @ 750 mA max. Without the external light output, will my ...
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Electric shock from outdoor security cameras

I just bought this outdoor security camera kit from Amazon. (Amazon product link) When wiring it up, I noticed that I got a small sharp shock when touching the small screws on the metal casing ...
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Video stream through microcontroller wifi

i am currently following an education in technical informatics(mostly micro controllers programming). I always wondered how to send video frames though an cheap micro controller, but after googling a ...
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Can high audio input level cause video loss or video distortion in camcorder?

Today I met with a vendor regarding the installation of a PA system at our facility. We currently record meetings with a handheld camcorder mounted on a tripod, and we're looking to add microphones in ...
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Arduino MKR Vidor 4000 [closed]

Can it capture the image in full Rpi camera resolution and save it somewhere? Thank you for your time.
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What is the response curve of a CMOS sensor cell to the amount of light?

Using my Nikon D5100, shooting RAW pictures and using Darktable to disable absolutely all contrast curves, white balancing, sharpening and even the debayering, I've measured the average value of the ...
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Powering a wireless camera

I'm trying to design a camera system for use in my bike shed. The bikeshed is in range of wifi but has no power. First I thought I could use a Raspberry Pi with a Picam, and have video streamed to an ...
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What to do with internally unused pins on a non-programmable device?

I'm designing a board for using the FLIR Lepton 2.0 LWIF camera (datasheet at https://www.flir.com/globalassets/imported-assets/document/lepton-engineering-datasheet---without-radiometry.pdf), and ...
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Can we use ethernet cable instead of coaxial cable without adaptors.?

I am a mechanical engineer. Trying to build a computer vision system using endoscopic camera. I have a camera with 4 pin input, 2 input pins for power supply of 5 volt and 2 input pins for video ...
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(Arduino) When turning TIP120 on again, sometimes the slave flashes trigger without being told to. Why?

I have two mini slave flashes, that have no stand-by modes by themselves. So, even when charged and ready to flash, current keep flowing from the two AAA batteries each, and, if I forget to turn them ...
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novice user needs assistance for three peltiers being connected to a single power source

I am a novice user, and I am not very familier with Peltier setups, for my old CCD astonomy camera. The Peltier that was broken in the camera is not supplied by the manufacturer anymore, nor will they ...
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What do smartphone manufacturers do differently with their cameras than the Raspberry Pi module camera

There is a huge difference in quality between the image/video taken by the latest iPhone or Samsung smartphone compared to that taken by the Raspberry Pi camera module. What is different about the ...
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Overclocking an image sensor for higher FPS

What happens if I overclock an image sensor? For instance the OV7670 (datasheet) which has a rated maximum system clock input (XCLK) of 24 MHz and maximum pixel clock (PCLK) of again 24 MHz. The ...
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How to do IMU and camera “sensor fusion” tracking?

I have some 50ms latency cameras on hand and an gyro+accelerometer+magnetometer 800Hz IMU. I would like to know how exactly I should do a sensor fusion of such an IMU and camera to fix the positional ...
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Dual MIPI cameras on Firefly RK3399

I am trying to set up dual MIPI cameras with a Firefly RK3399 development board running Android as 'demonstrated' here. The RK3399 has dual MIPI-CSI camera ports which can be used with an OV13850 ...
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Parallel PoE injector from pc psu?

So I was wondering if I could power my 8 or at least 4 ip cameras from my old pc psu. I have: *500 W psu, where 12 V can use up to 360 W *GV-EBL1100 ip cameras which require 12 VDC / (IEEE 802.3af), ...
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Synchronizing two OV7670 image sensors

I would like to create a simple frame synchronihed stereo camera. I found there are cheap OV7670 boards (without FIFO memory) that work with Arduino (or compatible) boards - these sensors do not have ...
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Why is the Image Sensor Board routing different?

The below posted is a open source camera project Elphel PCB layout images I have took their 353 model camera, which is mounted with an Onsemi sensor I only know that for high speed signals we go ...
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IVPort raspberry pi camera module

Im trying to design multiplex camera system for my raspberry pi something like this https://www.tindie.com/products/canerdurmusoglu/ivport-dual-v2-raspberry-pi-camera-multiplexer/#product-description ...
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Bypassing DSLR battery to power camera from power supply cheaply with bidirectional optocouplers

I am trying to power my Nikon DSLR with a permanent power source instead of the battery for long captures (overnight) without buying the overpriced battery adapter. I can't simply connect a AC-DC ...
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I'm having trouble with a Zif cable on a Nikon coolpix S3700 because it appears to have no locking flap

I'm trying to repair an S3700 the buttons (record ect.) stopped working and when I took it apart to clear the dust out I accidentally removed a zif cable and now I can't reconnect it. The actual ...
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Dashboard Camera - How to Fit a Supercapacitor

I do not have a background in electronics. I am using a cheap Chinese sport camera as a dashboard camera – which seems to be a bad idea for the battery started to wear very fast. The battery swollen ...
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Why is there no rolling shutter when using a mechanical shutter?

So I know it might not be the best place to ask this question, but maybe some of you are familiar with the mechanics of digital mirrorless cameras and the technology of CMOS sensors. I don't quite ...
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Interfacing with MIPI CSI-2 camera sensors like the Omnivision OV2732?

CSI-2 is used in pretty much every smartphone however I'm struggling to find much information on how most companies receive and control CSI-2 sensors. I understand there are NDAs. This is not for a ...
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What is comparison of readout times of global and rolling shutter cameras? [closed]

Rolling shutter will take more time because of sequential readout and global will take less time.But what are the exact values of image readout time?
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Probing and Analyzing MIPI CSI 2 Interface

I'm looking at probing and analyzing the MIPI CSI 2 interface on D-Phy with a Keysight 16802A 68-channel logical analyzer plus the N4851A/B probe. The question is, usually a 16802A can have ...
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How is the lens assembly done for an image sensor?

Digital camera has two main parts: Image sensor Lens assembly I want to know about the process of integration of an image sensor with the assembly?
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ov5642 i2c not detected

We brought the following sensor from Boundary devices. https://boundarydevices.com/product/nit6x_5mp/ The idea is to add Camera for our i.MX6 Customized board I connected the following to check ...
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Phone camera connector types

I have two phone cameras, rear and front, but I don't know which type of connectors are these?
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Convert parallel LVDS to csi-2

I have a camera outputing parallel data and I want to interface it with iMX6 module which accepts CSI-2 camera data. Are there any ready & cheap solutions to convert parallel into CSI-2. Lattice ...
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How can I determine the battery life for a continuously recording camera module?

I'm not an electrical engineer, so please forgive my lack of technical terminology. I'm researching an idea that requires me to create a PCB that will have a camera module record video and store it to ...
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Does random access to image sensors require extra hardware?

Jun Ohta's "Smart CMOS image sensor and applications" says that random access to pixel arrays is possible. Using Row parallel readouts and column decoders, one can select which pixels to readout and ...
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Eliminating or reducing the red glow from IR LEDs at night

tl;dr; my question is simply this: is there a way to hide a bunch of IR LEDs (for a night-camera) so they don't get such a red glow at night? Preferably not at the expense of the light output, but ...