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asked 2014-01-07 06:37:12 -0600

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For a University Project i have to film a semi-transparent Window, detect certain shapes and send the results to another computer. (Example Picture at bottom of post) The detection is done with c++ using OpenCV in Win7.

I think the simplest solution is to connect the camera directly to a computer and do the Computation on the machine. I need to have at least 25fps, a resolution of 1280 x 1024 would probably be enough for the detection.

I am relativly free in the decision which camera i want to use. Can you suggest a camera that works well with OpenCV and is easy to use?

This Question has been asked a few times, but most of it has no answer or is old:

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Example Picture taken with Samsung Galaxy S2

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answered 2014-01-22 07:30:23 -0600

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Just to let you know: I will buy the Logitech c920 and hopefully succeed in adjusting the focus point. Tutorial on Youtube This will cost me ~80€.

A "professional camera" 1.3mp, color, 60fps without lens would have cost ~330€.

Hopefully i will remember to write when it arrives and is used about my experience.

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The c920 is a really good camera, setting focus is possible. (In Ubuntu, I use v4l2_control and it works reliable)

NikolasE gravatar imageNikolasE ( 2014-01-23 08:58:37 -0600 )edit

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