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Grumpy Mike
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Quality Web Cam - not high res

Thu May 31, 2018 4:27 pm

I need a few quality Web Cams, just basic 640 x 480 resolution but it is pointing down at a light table. All the ones I have tried, including the Raspberry Pi's camera give washed out image. They seem resistance to accepting camera control parameters or to have those stick once they go through Pygame.

So does anyone know a camera that Pygame can control the brightness and perhaps the gamma, or one that Pygame won't bugger up when it is using it?

gordon77
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Re: Quality Web Cam - not high res

Thu May 31, 2018 5:27 pm

Use a pi camera and control using raspistill as a subprocess.

Take a look at this script, you can control the camera

https://github.com/Gordon999/Pi-AutoGuider

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