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Microzed camera interagtion

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onurcansel
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Microzed camera interagtion

Hello,

I will be purchasing my first microZed board to use it for hardware acceleration for portable computation of computer vision algorithms. I do have a USB plug-and-play type camera that uses USB 2.0 connection for both sending video data and power. If I provide the MicroZed with 5V power through its barrel jack with a battery, will I be able to communicate with and power up my camera from the USB 2.0 connection of the MicroZed? Have anybody had similar experience with using a camera?

Thanks,
Onur

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zedhed
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RE: Microzed camera interagtion

Hi Onur,

The folks over at VanGogh Imaging did something very similar to this for algorithm acceleration in the MicroZed PL.

http://youtu.be/Ro1mv007MHo

I am not sure if you will be able to power your camera with MicroZed host USB port because it depends on how much power your camera will draw from MicroZed.

We were able to power a Logitech C920 camera in our demo for last years Embedded Vision Summit:

http://www.embedded-vision.com/industry-analysis/video-interviews-demos/...

Regards,

-Kevin

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onurcansel
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Thanks Kevin,

Thanks Kevin,

Both links were very helpful.

I plan to use the Firefly MV camera from point grey and so far I didn't find anything to suggest it not working with MicroZed. I will post my experience with it once I get my hands on the MicroZed.

I have another question on a completely different topic if you (or anybody else) has any experience with it. What are possible options to send data from MicroZed to a receiver/computer without cable connection?

I plan to initially use the CC3300 wi-fi adapter from Avnet (http://www.em.avnet.com/en-us/design/drc/Pages/CC3000-Pmod-Wi-Fi-Adapter...) but I have concerns about the range of the on-chip antenna on it. From what I read, I expect it to provide me a range of up to 10 meters while I need a communication range of 100 to 200 meters. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Onur

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wira
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Please help

Dear all, I'm very interested with the video processing video. FYI, I'm trying to develop similar system on the zedboard. May I know what is the red daughter board on top of the zedboard? Are u running the media player using vlc in ubuntu 12.04?

Thank u very much in advance
Wira

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AlbertaBeef
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FMC-IMAGEON

Wira,
In the Embedded Vision Summit demo video, the system on the left side consists of a ZedBoard, and a FMC-IMAGEON with VITA camera.
You can get more information on this FMC module at the following product page:
www.em.avnet.com/fmc-imageon-v2000c 
We have a on-line training called "Smarter Vision Design Seminar", available on ZedBoard.org.
To access the training, select Support, then Training & Videos.
The on-line training also includes some labs which includes a design for "ZedBoard + FMC-IMAGEON + VITA camera".
I hope this helps to get you started with your video design on ZedBoard !
Regards,
Mario.