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Hello, Looking to detect a label(the borders) on a brown box in motion. Any suggestions as to which firm can give us a solution to that ?

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Hi Which camera is better: Nikon B500 or Canon sx430?

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Looking for existing solutions for a mobile thermal application using an existing camera. We have a thermal camera - 640 x 480, 60fps, 8bit (or more) pixels. Currently, using a Pleora frame grabber GigE over Ethernet/PoE with a PC for lab and industrial apps. Desire to make a mobile system: same camera, frame rate, etc. User can start and stop acquisition. Store up to 20 - 30mins of video, which should be ~32GB+. Size, weight, and power need to be low. Seems system elements are: 1) Camera, 2) Grabber, 3) uP or other controller, 4) Storage. Any items exist that you know of? P.S. We believe we have a solution using an Intel Atom in ultra-compact format, but power hungry. Any other, like ARM + Storage solutions?

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Is there a specified connector/cable type to be used with the GiGE Vision Standard? I was unable to find one in the 2.0 version of the spec. Thanks,

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I want to detect air bubbles leaking up using a camera. The brazed adapters are loaded in an air under water tester. When the brazed area has voids the high pressure air leaks air bubbles from inside the adapter to the outside water. Can a camera detect the air bubbles and provide signal?

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My company BuySend.com is a huge online retailer in the UK, we have over 500,000 products in our catalogue. When dealing with new suppliers we request a spread sheet of the suppliers’ entire product inventory, including the product barcode. We upload these products into our system, before adding further details and listing the product for sale on our website. We now have a major issue where sometimes the suppliers spread sheets do not include the leading zero on barcodes (sometimes due to the format they have been saved in), or sometimes because they are a UPC barcode and have less digits. We want to know if there is some sort of barcode validation tool we can use in our system, so that if for example we try uploading the barcode 77540050857, our system knows that the actual barcode should be 077540050857 (with the leading zero). It would therefore not create a duplicate product in our system like it does now. It would also be ideal if it could spot bad barcodes and simply not import them into our system as new products. I am sure every single large retail company comes across this issue and as you are probably aware we simply cannot afford to have bad data in our system, especially when it comes down to barcodes, as this causes havoc across many areas of our company. Please let me know if you offer some of service that would be able to aid us with this? If not, do you know any companies that would be able to help?

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How can I use a area scan camera for defect detection on metal sheet surface being rolled from speed 2 m/sec to 15 m/sec depending upon product? My field of view is 1900 mm. How will i synchronize speed of sheet with camera for accurate distance mapping of defect?

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I am looking for recommendations for someone who has implemented vision solutions in wood fabrication industry (cabinets/Doors/furniture)...exploring in line applications for color match, gaps and flushness checks

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What kind of lighting do I use to find and see the hidden pictures or writings in a Shepard knock down ceiling?

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We have a machine which moves forward in a high speed with 5 and 5 bottles in each row. There are about 3,3 seconds between row-shift and I wonder if you have a camera system that can be used or can be modified to suit this kind of inspection?

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has anyone done a "taxonomy" on this space that would help me understand the difference between object recognition, machine vision, computer vision and video analytics?

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Which line scan camera should i use if my Field of view is 1900mm, max speed of sheet being rolled is 15m/sec and i want to cover 1mm in 4 pixels?

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I would like to collect data on small plants in the greenhouse and correlate that to later plant phenotype in the field. This data would be use to build a model for early elimination of plants from the production process that are unlikely to have the desired phenotype. What type of system would be used to do this?

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What are some imaging applications in plant propagation?

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THE OPTIMAL WORKING DISTANCE I want to inspect an electronic board with the size of 100 mm x 80 mm, therefore I would like to have a Field of View of 128 mm x 102 mm. The camera that i chose has a sensor with the size of 6,784mm x 5,427 mm (This size is calculated from the resolution and the pixel size of the camera). I want to find the optimal working distance for this camera, which can be calculated with the following formula: Focal length = Working distance * (sensor size/Field of View). If a fix the working distance at 250mm, I shall get the following calculation: Focal length = 250 mm * (6,784mm/128mm) = 13,25 mm. If the working distance changes, the focal length changes too. This make me wonder if there is an optimal choice of the working distance and the focal length so that I can obtain a better image quality with a non-expensive lens ? Some lenses are characterized by the Min Operating Distance (MOD), what will happen if I take a picture from a distance smaller than the MOD ? Thanks for any anwser.

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We produce in our company, Behran Toos which is located on Iran, different parts of filters such as different parts of car oil filter. We are looking for a system based on camera to control the flaws of our canister (filter housing).

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Hi, I'm researching different machine vision solutions for industrial QA (defect detection). Where can I find a list of the major and minor solutions providers offering machine vision solutions for defect detection? Thanks!

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Which machine vision systems can be used to affordably accomplish these two objectives: a) Simply detect the presence of a car within a defined space b) Determine the exact location and 3D dimension (length, width, and height) of the car within that space. Bear in mind that is objective b) the solution must detect small projections from the car such as trailer hitches off the back, mirrors off the sides, and roof racks & antennae off the roof. The distance may be from as far as 12' away and it is certainly possible to use multiple cameras to view the car from multiple angles. The solution would need to communicate with a PLC system. We currently use lasers, but they are expensive, so I am wondering if cameras would be more affordable and equally reliable.

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I am using Pleora's GigE Vision Imperx BobCat GEV camera and I am saving images in raw data format. How can I convert these to a jpeg? Also, is there a way to convert these images in a a batch?

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I am looking for a low cost solution to sort golf balls by make and model. We intend to use OCR as part of this solution. Since most ball manufacturers use alpha/numeric model numbers and logos. The challenge is getting the right orientation of text and logo for reading. Is it possible to read in multiple orientation?

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