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by syndicate » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:08 pm
Burngate wrote:Should ... but are you going to? Or are you going to keep on keeping us in suspense?


Oh I will :) I've been super busy the last few months with work related projects. I have my black book of notes written down for everything you need to do in order to get the drivers to work right. If someone can help put the camera mode into black and white that would be a great help as well.
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by loopforever » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:22 am
syndicate wrote:I should post my H.264 USB cam streaming solution. Been busy at work lately and I figured out the solution months ago. I was able to get as high as 25 FPS with no glitches and had it streaming over UDP.


Wow, sounds nice - where have you uploaded the H264 USB solution ?

What USB camera are you using ?
Did you got 720p at 25 fps ?
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by ArferMo » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:30 pm
Jamesh wrote:
ArferMo wrote:Just out of curiosity why is it taking so long to get this elusive camera module in to production its almost becoming a joke.


There speaketh someone who doesn't really understand the difficulties.


Well you got that one wrong...... I was not meaning to wind any one up and admit to being somewhat ignorant of the history behind the development.

I (as part of a volunteer group) many years ago helped develop a complicated piece of decoding equipment which also had GPS capability long before the likes of TomTom back in the days when the GPS was still encoded to prevent the general public from using it and we put that through EMC approval back when that approval was first introduced and got it through first time. That equipment was then fitted in many emergency response vehicles in many countries. This was also in our spare time while holding down out normal day jobs so I am well aware of the time constraints that you speak of.

Please forgive me for irritating what seems to be a somewhat sensitive area. I will now butt out and become a lemming and wait in hope and silence.

I'll get back to my own development projects and also to the beta testing that I do for many hardware and software companies..... oh and I nearly forgot I also oversee and arrange the national field testing for many pieces of communication hardware equipment.
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by jamesh » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:20 pm
ArferMo wrote:
Jamesh wrote:
ArferMo wrote:Just out of curiosity why is it taking so long to get this elusive camera module in to production its almost becoming a joke.


There speaketh someone who doesn't really understand the difficulties.


Well you got that one wrong...... I was not meaning to wind any one up and admit to being somewhat ignorant of the history behind the development.

I (as part of a volunteer group) many years ago helped develop a complicated piece of decoding equipment which also had GPS capability long before the likes of TomTom back in the days when the GPS was still encoded to prevent the general public from using it and we put that through EMC approval back when that approval was first introduced and got it through first time. That equipment was then fitted in many emergency response vehicles in many countries. This was also in our spare time while holding down out normal day jobs so I am well aware of the time constraints that you speak of.

Please forgive me for irritating what seems to be a somewhat sensitive area. I will now butt out and become a lemming and wait in hope and silence.

I'll get back to my own development projects and also to the beta testing that I do for many hardware and software companies..... oh and I nearly forgot I also oversee and arrange the national field testing for many pieces of communication hardware equipment.


Wow thanks for the potted history. Rather boastful don;t you think? And people who are trying NOT to wind people up don't usually call what those people are doing a joke btw. All totally irrelevant of course to our particular case. You were lucky you didn't have a job that takes up 10 hrs a day, three children to look after and a wife who actually wants to talk to you. Alongside maintaining an aging couple of cars, a house, and garden, and has to spend 2 weeks in every 10 abroad. Unless you are one of those rare individuals who doesn't need to sleep, or can pay people to do all that stuff for you.

It's not a sensitive area, unless you get irritated by people constantly going on about how all the work you are trying to fit in, is a 'joke'. That IS irritating. I'm sure if people kept coming up to you during any one of your projects, and keep going on about how it was a 'joke' that you hadn't finished it yet, you would be irritated too.

Got the point yet?
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by Montekuri » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:51 am
What about the Raspberry Pi camera that will allow users to record 1080p at 30 frames per second in H264 video format?
http://www.designspark.com/blog/the-wor ... -pi-camera
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by RaTTuS » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:02 am
Montekuri wrote:What about the Raspberry Pi camera that will allow users to record 1080p at 30 frames per second in H264 video format?
http://www.designspark.com/blog/the-wor ... -pi-camera

yes that is the one - and no it is not ready yet
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by jamesh » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:08 am
Was discussing it last night with Eben, hopefully we'll (ie Foundation volunteers in general) be able to spend some more time on it in the near future. We do want to get it out asap, but there are hurdles.
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by loopforever » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:10 am
Great work guys, the camera looks very good !

Do you plan to make the camera in another form factor ?
its seems a little wide in size for my application,
it will be better for me with a 2 stack print behind the camera or similar.

Hope it will support 1080p H264 streaming from the start :-D

My goal is to make a
lightweight
low latency<100-200mS
HD 720p/1080p camera
with Long Range streaming by WiFi LTE/4G

Do you think that Wifi or LTE/4G have enough bandwidth for this ?

How long range to expect with Wifi with amp and bigger RX antennes ?

A H264 COFDM module will be best, but i don't know any priced right.
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by RaTTuS » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:18 pm
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by Gert van Loo » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:31 pm
Do you plan to make the camera in another form factor ?
its seems a little wide in size for my application,


The camera board you see is about twice the final width.
The side panel will come off in production as soon as we have the last bugs eliminated.
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by iso9660 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:01 am
Please, could you tell what APIs will the camera be compatible with?
In the demo video as people touch the wall, the square they touch get blue. Please, could you tell if you will provide any API to allow us to do the same?
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by jamesh » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:05 am
iso9660 wrote:Please, could you tell what APIs will the camera be compatible with?
In the demo video as people touch the wall, the square they touch get blue. Please, could you tell if you will provide any API to allow us to do the same?


Pretty sure will work with the OpenMAX API, but there is also a custom API on the Arm which is easier to use. I hope we will get some sort of standard Linux API (e.g. V4L) going at some point.

I have no idea about the wall thing in the video - it's not part of the camera - just what they happened to be filming.
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by Max » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:32 pm
Weblog mentions CSI + I2C for control being used.
I assume that means there will only be video and no audio.

Any chance of a future version of the camera board that does have a built-in mic for video chatting?
(I know that there are USB sound cards + mics, but they tend to cost more than a USB webcam that does have one built-in)
by jamesh » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:15 pm
Max wrote:Weblog mentions CSI + I2C for control being used.
I assume that means there will only be video and no audio.

Any chance of a future version of the camera board that does have a built-in mic for video chatting?
(I know that there are USB sound cards + mics, but they tend to cost more than a USB webcam that does have one built-in)


This version does not have a microphone I am afraid.
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by SN » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:19 pm
I assume a USB Mic can solve that problem
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by gregor » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:59 am
syndicate wrote:I should post my H.264 USB cam streaming solution. Been busy at work lately and I figured out the solution months ago. I was able to get as high as 25 FPS with no glitches and had it streaming over UDP.


Would be interested in seeing this.
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by gohew » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:56 am
Hi there I would like to enquire would there any optical zoom in the camera?
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by 6677 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:19 am
no
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by jiapei100 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:20 pm
Where to buy such a 1080p CSI camera please?

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by jamesh » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:57 am
It's not yet available, but will be out quite soon. We are just putting the finishing touches to it.
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by jiapei100 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:15 am
Hi, Jamesh:

Is there an open manual that I can follow to build up such a camera module by myself from home?

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jamesh wrote:It's not yet available, but will be out quite soon. We are just putting the finishing touches to it.
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by jamesh » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:56 am
jiapei100 wrote:Hi, Jamesh:

Is there an open manual that I can follow to build up such a camera module by myself from home?

Cheers
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jamesh wrote:It's not yet available, but will be out quite soon. We are just putting the finishing touches to it.


No. I wouldn't bother, it will cost loads more than just buying one.
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by realtek » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:30 pm
Any updates yet? :)
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by jamesh » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:13 pm
realtek wrote:Any updates yet? :)


Did you miss the one on the front page a few days ago?
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by realtek » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:14 pm
Yes I must have... was it an exciting one? I will see if I can find it... thanks
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