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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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Hi, I'm working on a tool inspection microscope setup that looks at an edge about .3 mm in radius. fps isn't a big deal, but I'd like to have a very clear image of this edge using a usb camera and an appropriate lens setup. Has anyone ever done this kind of thing before?

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I am a concrete construction quality professional active in many industry associations, but I know very little about image capture and analysis. I am looking for a combination of hardware and software to measure voids in concrete surfaces after the formwork is removed. Our industry currently has only subjective measurement of surface to void ratios and color uniformity; both important aesthetic attributes. I would like to build a device to capture images under controlled lighting and reflectance, and then use software to determine void / surface ratio and color uniformity. Several white papers have been written on this subject using Matlab or ImageJ for analysis of greyscale images, but the devil appears to be in the details - controlling variables.

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Can you tell me how to eliminate modification of ambiental light on my camera image acquisition? I have a B&W cognex camera with integrated red led light and I want to find a simple area of a black blob, but ambiental light is changing and my blob is changing his brightness.

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We will capture from 11 USB3 cameras (1920 x 1200, 1 byte per pixel) at 100 frames per second. Capture into a single PC ideally. With our own software to process, store and analyse the data. Video data is initially stored in memory, not streamed to disk. This requires a multi port USB expansion solution, probably based on PCI express. We need full USB 3 bandwidth per port. Hence this card appears well suited. Also, I believe the manufacturer offers a 16-port option using 2 DU3X2-IPCIE2XG201 with the one PCIe board (IP8X-PCIE8XG201). That would suit us even better. Is this available? Prices for all would be great.

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Hello - I need to image a relatively large area (1mx1m) with about 0.5mm resolution. I think this means that the camera/lens system should be no less than about 4 megapixel, but of course higher resolution is preferred. I also need to stand the camera off the part by about 2m. The application is indoors where the lighting can be controlled reasonably well. It can be considered a static application - speed is not a concern. This is essentially a metrology problem where I am trying to measure a roughly 5mm wide x 1m long feature on the part. Are there industrial camera solutions with this type of resolution?

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Hello, I'm looking for fiber-optic components and to capture microscopic images (in a relatively controlled environment). The feature resolution would be as small as 10-20 microns. Any pointers would be appreciated.

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I need a custom two camera setup hooked together and more. Who can help with that?

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I want to buy a camera that can shoot the best video quality and good audio quality, and I would like it to have an external mic input jack. My budget is 15000 to 20000 Indian rupees currency. Please Help. Also, I selected two cameras, Nikon Coolpix b500 and Nikon Coolpix b700. They don't have an external mic input jack so I was wondering if it affects audio quality or not.

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I am looking for a system that would inventory similar wooden products and identify them according to distinguishing features - such as wood grain. Any products out there that would work on this scale?

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I have an application with a GigE Vision camera and I need to convert the output into HD-SDI for input to a Vitek MGW PicoTough which compresses the data to H264 Ethernet packets. Any ideas for convertors would be much appreciated.

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What are the specific industry applications for machine vision?

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I have 2 applications where I need very uniform lighting across a large area (one is 52"x24", the other is 62" x 24", though other designs are possible). There are 2 camera is in the middle of this. I've reached out to several manufacturers/distributors for a light this large and with the specified ~25,000 Lux at .5 meters, but have been unable to get a quote. Does anyone know of a manufacturer who can do this?

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Hi, we are working with a sort of complex system with 8 GigE Allied Vision cameras running in 12Bit PixelFormat mode connected to a Switch with a 10Gig uplink to a virtual machine (ESXi) on which our software grabs the images. All Cameras are only used to take single frames, no video. At least 4 cameras are triggered by the same hardware trigger to grab a frame of an object. In the worst case even 8 Cameras may grab at the same time. In the last time we were facing problems with incomplete frames. We only have one try to grab the frame since the object will moving away. We tried with different parameters like PacketSize of 9K and Receive Buffers in the hardware adapters and virtual network adapters but this won't fix the problem for us. The switch itself does not report any errors and the network traffic seems not to be at any limit. It seems like the VM is having some trouble here. Using Wireshark to take a look at incoming GVSP Packets and outgoing GVCP Packets indicates that Packets are missing on the receiving side and requested for retransmission but only up to some limit. We can see that for ~200ms not a single GVSP Packet is received, like a short 'hickup'. What we want is to get this as robust as possible since we have up to 10 seconds before the next object triggers a new grab. So we have plenty of time to wait for the frames if only possible by the SDK. From my understanding several GVSP Parameters exist capable to be tuned that way but these are either not implemented in the SDK or some internal timeouts make it impossible. Has anyone experience with such a system and the GVSP protocol? Sidenote: We have set the camera bandwidths down to 10 Mb/s but this seems not to solve the problem. Looks like the problems lays in triggering multiple cameras at exactly the same time. Best regards

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Would appreciate tips and proposals for solving the following application: I would like to build a system that is able to identify random (X, Y) coordinates with an accuracy of ca. 0.5 mm of a small amount (less than 24) of solid pins on a plane. The pins hit the plane randomly and consecutively one by one. They can be a bit tilted, so the position of the pin cannot be determined from the far end, but rather from the point where it is attached to the plane. The pins are made of carbon fibre or aluminum

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I am creating a new GigE Vision compliant camera and am defining all of the registers. Registers will be continually defined, added, changed etc. When the register definitions change, I want to be able to auto generate the XML against the genicam schema. Is there a recommended way to do this? MS excel :- / ?? Ideally I'd like to be able to version control this register set wherever or however it is stored.

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Can anyone recommend one supplier who supplies structured light module or digital line projector, including electonic and driver?

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Hello. I want to implement a camera which supports GigE Vision on a mobile robot. The robot main control is reachable in the company intranet via W-Lan and has an ip-address of the address range 12.12.XXX.XXX. The main control of the robot works as a router and builds an own subnet for the components on the mobile robot. The camera is integrated in this subnet. The subnet uses the address range 192.168.XXX.XXX. Is it possible to reach the camera in the subnet by a workstation in the company intranet? We have already implemented the portforwarding for GigE Vision in the robot control which forwards the request from a workstation in the company intranet to the camera in the robot subnet. But it isn’t possible to find the camera with GigE Vision Tools from the intranet. The main question is: Does GigE Vision support network routing? Thank you for your efforts.

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I need info on the CM-030GE. I'm having trouble keeping a connection with the camera. How is it marking traffic as video? Is it using IP-TOS , 802.1p, or DSCP? And what is the exact marking it is using based on the type?

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Which one is better Nikon D5300 or Olympus EM10?

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