Hi everybody, i'm new to the forum and looking forward to choose the right hardware for this project.
I've got a Kodak DCS100, the very first digital camera that went to the market, it is a massive device built around a Nikon F3 with military degree materials, a 1.3ccd sensor, linear regulators, 8bit video a/d and a Altera EP910 for controlling things.
The bad thing is that the storage unit (a massive thing with lots of microcontrollers, a lead acid battery, regulators, a SCSI hard drive, an LCD panel and controls) is missing.
So, luckily there are schematics and original source code online, also i've contacted the designer of the camera itself who gave me extra info on how interface what i got and end with a usable camera.
i'm planning on replacing all the storage unit with a raspberry, and LCD panel, and some li-ion batterys.
What i wanted to know is that the Raspberry is capable of handling the signals from the camera.
The camera receives and sends very simple parallel 8bits latched registers in a db15 port for commands, this is the easy part.
On the hard part, the Raspberry must read the 8bit A/D data to make the picture that is output on the same pins that the camera send and receives commands, also the camera while is turned on is generating a 6mhz clock signal that syncs the video output, also is necesary to write precisely the init procedures in order to sync the horizontal and vertical sync.
Well thats quite a lot for a start post, hope someone can help me
Thanks a lot!