jamesh wrote:Just a quick note for people wanting a little bit more information on the new camera board.
The PCB is 25x20x9mm (approx). Weight currently unknown but very light.
The module itself is an OV5647 (see http://www.ovt.com/products/sensor.php?id=66), a fixed focus 5MP sensor capable of 2592x1944 stills, but also 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90. We are still working on the faster frame rates, but stills capture and 1080p30 are already working. There is still some work to do on the camera driver and on image quality.
The module package itself is 8.5x8.5x5mm.
On the other hand, since I've already said a lot of these features would be available (eventually), maybe that's what'll happen.towolf wrote:But it would be cool to have as much access to the internal knobs, calibration settings, and modes of operation as possible.
Webcams are often frustrating because of the automatisms. For example they change the framerate depending on the auto-exposure. But then you cannot get precise timestamps of each VFR frame.
But I suppose since this all done in the blobware this won’t be possible.
Is that like colour correction??ISP tuning parameters
elmsley wrote:What would I have to do to add multiple Cameras on the same Pi?
Anyone remember this?RaTTuS wrote:elmsley wrote:What would I have to do to add multiple Cameras on the same Pi?
use a usb camera
but your best bet would be to have 1RPi / camera
I'd like to second this request. Some diagrams with detailed measurements would be greatly appreciated. Being able to fabricate a camera mount/enclosure will hopefully be enough satisfy my burning anticipation until I can get my hands on one.killor wrote: Can you post a pdf with the dimensions and locations of the holes in the PCB?.
Thank you very much..
Er, yes you can have a long cable as shown. It's been tested and is working fine. We have had to put the oscillator on the PCB rather than using the signal from the GPU for EMC reasons.CameraGuY wrote:@ Jamesh
you cannot have long cable like you have connected there (cable should be <5cm), you will have really big noise issue at higher resolution and higher fps.
Looking forward your video post from the camera and software update !, appreciate your hardware
by default all mobile phone camera modules come with IR cut filter ( chemical coating), if you are looking for no-IR cut then it will be customized one.
Yes, eventually, but there is an upper limit to what the exposure can be. Not sure what it is on this device.texy wrote:James,
will there be a possibility of adjusting the exposure time, for long exposures, like the 'bulb' setting of a dslr ?
The ISP tuning for this camera has about 2000 lines of tuning parameters, covering (not not limited to) AGC, AWB, lens shading, black level, denoise (stills and video), demosaicing, defective pixel correction, sharpening, colour correction, chrominance stretching etc. All this is done in real time at 30fps for 1080p video.redhawk wrote:Is that like colour correction??ISP tuning parameters
Perhaps a better solution would be to sell the camera module with either IR block filter or without that way people wouldn't have to void their warranty or damage the camera.
Or better still sell the camera with optional replaceable non-IR block filter lens at additional cost.
Would such an idea be workable??
I for one wouldn't mind spending extra for both lenses if it was on offer.
I don't get much credit for this - Gert designed the board, a guy called Bruce originally got it going, I've done some testing and am writing some new applications to make it easier to use.CleverEngineer wrote:Jamesh thank you for ALL your work! I'm so excited for this.. You can expect atleast 20 orders from me at launch and hundreds more after
To everyone else. You are asking for two different things. One you want it to be released ASAP. Yet you want all these features. Jamesh and the foundation has done amazing effort here. They've balanced the features that would benefit the majority of users and to get this released within a reasonable time period.
So... Thank you Jamesh and the foundation!!
This doesn't have all the features I need but its $25 and it's doing something I could never do. So no complaints from me
..James could I make a suggestion? Maybe we as the community could help develop this once its released? For example not all the resolutions are complete. Sharing what you have, we as the community could do alot