Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by CCDeye
24 Nov 2011, 10:56
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 36886

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

I wonder, since there arent any hi-res quality web cameras for PC, is there some kind of way to plug a Canon or other point-and-shoot camera to the PC and use it as a web camera. Windows has some standard web camera driver built-in so could write applications to grab the stream. Is there a point and...
by CCDeye
14 Sep 2011, 07:16
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 36886

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

Thank you.. I took two pictures using my Logitech C310 web camera and my Canon A495 camera set to 2 MP resolution. The C310 web camera Picture 013.jpg The Canon A495 set to 2MP Picture.jpg I have a feeling that my web camera has displaced lens or something. It always shoots better from the right side.
by CCDeye
14 Sep 2011, 03:53
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 36886

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

I'm thinking to buy a Logitech C910 web cam, but I'm affraid it won't perform much better than my Logitech C310. Can you post a picture of something world known to compare. I'm thinking of posting a picture from my C310 of a standart(not mini) USB plug like the one I connect my camera to the compute...
by CCDeye
12 Sep 2011, 03:45
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 36886

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

Thank you for the post. Yes, that's something that looks like it would fulfill my needs. If you have any Windows progress, please keep us in touch, although I will check the possibilties to interface a UVC compilant camera under Windows via a custom application to automate things out. Another advant...
by CCDeye
07 Sep 2011, 02:19
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 36886

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

Thanks, I did not consider machine vision camera as alternatives until now. Will definatelty take a look, moreover they seem to use fast FireWire 1394 interface. Fortunately, USB 3.0 PCs and devices are already on the market, so I hope fast, cheap and hi-res web cameras would flood the market. USB 3...
by CCDeye
03 Sep 2011, 02:00
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 36886

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

Autofocus would be nice (not manual/mechanical but digital). Anything that can OCR properly because too much detail and the OCR could start to separate "d" into "cl", place printing imperfections as punctuation marks or other strange things. For extra detail such as covers, drawings, graphs, etc., ...
by CCDeye
01 Sep 2011, 09:31
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 36886

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

Hmm... You know what, I'll just send them an email inquiring about it and about what megapixel count I can expect if I'm not using Windows (tho I could use VirtualBox and a lighter, custom version of Windows XP just for the damn "enhancing" software). They'll probably get back to me next week, sinc...
by CCDeye
06 Jun 2011, 09:07
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 36886

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

Thanks, I see this webcam could be of some use.. How fast it captures a 2 Mpx shot on a reasonable powerful PC with USB 2.0 ? If only those Logitech cams were cheaper. I can get a 12 Mpx Canon for that price. Can you post a comparision shots of a same book page with this web cam and a point and shoo...
by CCDeye
16 May 2011, 15:49
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 36886

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

Actually I only need true 2 MP photos for my needs. I can't believe, there's no web cam that can deliver this. If the manufacturers thought customers actually cared about the still photo quality of a webcam, they'd fill their web sites with samples, and provide clear specs to convince people to buy...
by CCDeye
16 May 2011, 01:33
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Do we actually need portable cameras ?
Replies: 43
Views: 36886

Re: Do we actually need portable cameras ?

The problem is I can't find a web camera that actually takes good pictures. I doubt you'll find one. I recently spent a merry hour trying to find actual spec sheets for HD webcams, and most of them are evasive to the point of deception. Bottom line: 2 megapixels or less, and all claims of high-reso...