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Video Tutorial - PS3 Eye Camera: Removing IR Blocking Filter, Installing Visible Blocking Filter (BandPass), and IR Light Tests
Posted: 16 February 2009 12:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Thanks for the video tutorial.  It helped a bunch.  Instead of taking a knife to the IR blocking filter, I used my dremel which was a breeze.  Thanks again.
Next up is some how getting my 9.75 mm in diameter band pass filter into where the old IR blocking filter was.  Maybe fooling around with gluing it in.

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Posted: 11 March 2009 12:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Guys in case you havnt seen my other thread addressing the insertion of a better band pass filter than the piece of floppy disk that I used in the first post, here is the link:
http://nuigroup.com/forums/viewthread/4537/

Also from my DSI thread: http://nuigroup.com/forums/viewthread/4627/
Notable are the pictures showing how much different a proper band pass filter is than a piece of floppy disk at filtering out a specific band of IR light.
I took a similar picture of a flourecent lamp in my room,
With a floppy disk band pass filter:

light_florecent_floppy.jpg

And a 850nm band pass filter:

light_florecent_850BP.jpg

Quite a difference.

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Posted: 11 March 2009 12:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Cool pics and a nice example of the difference smile.

I think the difference is mostly because a floppy disk is a highpass filter and not really a bandpass filer since it passes light beyond a particular band (why you see more light) while the bandpass filter only pass a small band.

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Posted: 11 March 2009 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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The floppy disc seems to diffuse the light (good on surfaces, bad on cameras!).

Thanks for these videos. I’ll have to watch them when I’m on a computer with Flash installed (dang engineering labs).

I was originally going to post this question in another PS3eye thread, but here seems appropriate..

Has anyone experienced any unmanageable latencies using the eye?  My colleague and I were trying out some linux drivers on his laptop and we were getting latency of around 1-2 seconds, which would be entirely horrible for any practical application.

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Posted: 11 March 2009 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Latency? Not that Ive seen unless you are running on a slow computer with a low frame rate setting on the camera.

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Posted: 11 March 2009 01:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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soundcyst: linux drivers for this camera are probably very experimental. Alexp’s driver for windows is the most effective and efficient driver for the camera right now.

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Posted: 18 March 2009 11:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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thanks for your vedio...but i damage one....have to buy another one....

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Posted: 25 March 2009 04:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Thanks for your guide, Peau. It’s very useful for beginners like me.

Tonight I disassembled my cam and was lucky, that I didn’t catch a “hard” one.
But I can tell you, this one was hard enough. My fingers still hurt :D

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Posted: 08 May 2009 06:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Peau, my cam lost definition after remove de IR filter. Now it have like a blur effect… Its normal?

Greetings

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Posted: 28 October 2009 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Hi guys,

I made an tutorial on how to install an custom M12 lens mount onto an PSEye.
Hope this will be useful for some of you.

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Posted: 11 January 2010 10:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Thank you for the clear and precise tutorial smile

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Posted: 22 February 2010 08:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Thanks the for the video.

When removing the IR filter I found if you hold a fresh new razor at a angle and turn the lens you can peel the plastic ring like a apple and flip the filter out from the edge.  I was a little apprehensive about gouging at it.

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Posted: 09 April 2010 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Thanks for the tutorial, after removing the IR-filter I put a piece of a clear double-layer-dvd-blank (which you find at the bottom of those spindles) which had the same height in it, it was badly cut and had some scratches on it but it makes a surprisingly well image. (no difference to the image before taking out the filter)

Edit: (because i didnĀ“t like the blured image)

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Posted: 14 June 2010 02:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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May I ask, is the bandpass filter and cold mirror are same type??

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Posted: 03 December 2010 09:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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i have heard on some other forums that sony have changed the way the eye is assembled so you can’t do this anymore. is that correct?

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