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

Camera Question - Web Cameras

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Archive5
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Camera Question - Web Cameras

Post by Archive5 » 30 Oct 2012, 08:35

Hello Everyone,

I am new to this forum and the book scanning process so, pardon my "new guy" questions.

In the thread that discussed using web cameras, it seems to have left off with unsatisfactory results
because the cameras were low-res (2MP) or less.

I see that newer models are available with 8MP, does this change their usefulness in scanning?

For my application, I can use a CPU so the USB Web Cameras would be a simple and affordable option
if they work. Most of my work falls into 2 categories, 85% books with text the remaining images of
various types.

I can always switch to a regular camera for special projects.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Camera Question - Web Cameras

Post by markvdb » 01 Nov 2012, 18:44

I had a look at them, and I couldn't get decent results. I'd say forget about them until they have optical zoom, higher resolution and a better sensor.
Mark
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Archive5
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Re: Camera Question - Web Cameras

Post by Archive5 » 12 Nov 2012, 18:57

Thanks for the info!

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