HW setup for streaming video with little distrotion via 3G/4G?

asked 2014-10-09 10:43:32 -0600

feklee gravatar image

For an experiment, I am looking for a camera setup. The location would be outside with 4G Internet available.

The goal is to live stream the action from at least one perspective. As there will be an AR-type overlay, it is important that there is little geometric distortion. Also, 35mm equivalent focal length should be from 40mm upwards.

In the future, we may want to do image detection, such as of fiducials placed on top of the blocks. However, then I assume it’s advantegous to obtain high resolution still images about once per second, ideally from the same camera.

What are good options for a camera setup that meets the above requirements? Are there any standard solutions?

In the beginning, I was thinking of simply using a modern smart phone. However, generally optics are of low quality and most lenses are on the wide end. A better solution seems to be connecting a digital camera which supports streaming to a laptop with a 4G connection. Interesting, but not available yet, is the Olympus OPC, which is supposed to offer full control I assume via PTP/IP.

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