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Integration of USB and firewire cameras in machine vision applications
Author(s): Timothy E. Smith; Douglas F. Britton; Wayne D. Daley; Richard Carey
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Paper Abstract

Digital cameras have been around for many years, but a new breed of consumer market cameras is hitting the main stream. By using these devices, system designers and integrators will be well posited to take advantage of technological advances developed to support multimedia and imaging applications on the PC platform. Having these new cameras on the consumer market means lower cost, but it does not necessarily guarantee ease of integration. There are many issues that need to be accounted for like image quality, maintainable frame rates, image size and resolution, supported operating system, and ease of software integration. This paper will describe briefly a couple of the consumer digital standards, and then discuss some of the advantages and pitfalls of integrating both USB and Firewire cameras into computer/machine vision applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3836, Machine Vision Systems for Inspection and Metrology VIII, (27 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360275
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Timothy E. Smith, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
Douglas F. Britton, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
Wayne D. Daley, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
Richard Carey, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3836:
Machine Vision Systems for Inspection and Metrology VIII
John W. V. Miller; Susan Snell Solomon; Bruce G. Batchelor, Editor(s)

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