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>>> The PS3Eye Multicam Driver is here!!! <<<
Posted: 07 September 2009 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Posted: 08 September 2009 04:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Wow, very cool!
Thank you Alex!

But now I still need a “multicam driver for dummies"-guide, because I don’t know, how to use it. :-(
Will there be a simple installer in the near future?

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Posted: 08 September 2009 10:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Goran Gjorgoski - 04 September 2009 07:16 AM

Hi AlexP,
Little bit off topic just if you know if there is a way to pull out frame rate signal from the ps3Eye for syncing so be able to use it as an interrupt signal for IR amplifier hardware.

tx,

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Yes there is. You could use the VSYNC output from the pin C6 of the OV7220 sensor chip. You must be careful since this is a 3.3V digital output pin that should be buffered before you can drive your external circuitry. Another pin of interest here is the FSIN (A4) pin. This could be used to synchronize the frame capture.

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Posted: 08 September 2009 10:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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cdog - 08 September 2009 04:15 AM

Wow, very cool!
Thank you Alex!

But now I still need a “multicam driver for dummies"-guide, because I don’t know, how to use it. :-(
Will there be a simple installer in the near future?

Yes, I am working on making the installer for this version of the driver. It will also include the VS2008 project for the camera demo app.
I am also working on integrating this into the latest CCV.
Stay tuned.

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Posted: 09 September 2009 02:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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great work as always Alex
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Posted: 09 September 2009 09:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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cool, tried out the multicamTest app and it works like a charm smile

wanted to work on integrating it into CCV but will wait for your update!

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Posted: 09 September 2009 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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you are awesome dude! Congratulations for all the hard work you have done!

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Posted: 09 September 2009 05:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Thanks for all your hard work Alex smile

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Posted: 11 September 2009 06:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Alex, this is very cool that you keep releasing these updates!

I know this is aimed at the MT community primarily, which is why you handle all the stitching and lens correction etc. automatically. But I’d really like to just use two color cameras, polling the image streams asynchronously.

Is there any chance of a color version that is more like the single cam driver, but just, say, adds a “which camera” parameter to all the functions?

Also, it’s great to see that you used c-style exports here! More of that please smile

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Posted: 11 September 2009 07:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Hi Again Alex,

I compiled your PS3EyeMultiCam Test App source code and it works perfectly with 2 cameras. I’’m so happy with it its going to open a lot of new doors to people grin

I can’t get it to detect any more of my connected cameras. Is there anything specific that I should be doin with the multicam driver in order to install it and get it working? I am assuming that the cameras are probably using the old Ps3Eye driver still....or does the multicam driver actually support more than 2 cameras?

Sorry if I sound silly

Thanks for your help,
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Posted: 11 September 2009 08:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Gunning: I’m pretty sure this is allows for 2 cameras max.

kylemcdonald: I agree. It would be nice to have a version that doesn’t have the bells and whistles and just allows the ability to access more than one camera. I’m not sure it’s ideal to only be able to use 2 cameras stitched together.

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Posted: 12 September 2009 10:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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2 questions- how do u use the driver, and were would i get one of those octopus thiongs u used?

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Posted: 15 September 2009 07:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Any ideas on porting this to OSx?

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Posted: 15 September 2009 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Thanks Alex for the answer it will be very helpful smile

See you around…

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Goran Gjorgoski - 04 September 2009 07:16 AM
Hi AlexP,
Little bit off topic just if you know if there is a way to pull out frame rate signal from the ps3Eye for syncing so be able to use it as an interrupt signal for IR amplifier hardware.

tx,

Goran

Yes there is. You could use the VSYNC output from the pin C6 of the OV7220 sensor chip. You must be careful since this is a 3.3V digital output pin that should be buffered before you can drive your external circuitry. Another pin of interest here is the FSIN (A4) pin. This could be used to synchronize the frame capture.

OV7220 pinout (top view)
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~Alex

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Posted: 15 September 2009 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Seth (cerupcat) - 11 September 2009 08:31 PM

Gunning: I’m pretty sure this is allows for 2 cameras max.

kylemcdonald: I agree. It would be nice to have a version that doesn’t have the bells and whistles and just allows the ability to access more than one camera. I’m not sure it’s ideal to only be able to use 2 cameras stitched together.

Seth: Thanks for the Reply grin This is a pity, I thought that it was just a limitation on the part of the test software and not the multicam driver itself…

While this multicam driver is aimed mainly at the MT group its uses would be wide spread out side also, it would be really great if you could simply access more than 2 cameras and control the stitching operation through openCV

For my own testing I was hoping to stitch together the color video instead of greyscale.
I tried changing the No. colour Channels to 3 and the Video Depth in the openCV function cvCreateImage(cvSize(w,h), IPL_DEPTH_8U, 1);
but the stiched video keeps apearring greyscale, is there anywhere else in the test code or PS3EyeMulticamStart() function that is converts it to greyscale?

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