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N2 / N2 Plus Camera

Postby ssommer79 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:42 am

Hello guys

Is there some list of cameras (beside the official one) which are working on the Raise N2 / N2 Plus?

I am using a Logitech Lifecam Cinema (5MP) (https://www.digitec.ch/de/s1/product/mi ... ?tagIds=77). The Cam is working sometimes. On the Raise3D Touchscreen i can make a screenshot but in Ideamaker it shows only one picture on stops then with Error "Stream freezed". In the Raise3D Mobile App with Raise Cloud it sometimes shows a picture and sometimes nothing (Connecting to the death)

I am assuming that maybe my camera is not supported. Maybe another is working better

Thank you for your help

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Re: N2 / N2 Plus Camera

Postby Jetguy » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:14 pm

No, there is no "list". This was asked for and they will not support 3rd party cameras and most USB webcams are not compatible.
You may find a camera that kind sorta works for some functions- but because they hardcoded the commands in the streaming and picture capture software in the Raise Touch running on the pcduino, even if you go deep into the system via SSH and play around- again, they hardcoded the software function. We tried for 3 days with a pile of various USB cameras, below is the only one that seemed to work minus a minor glitch. Again, the deal is, they hardcoded certain capture parameters into the commands. Because of this, when your camera responds, it may not like that command. Because they are hardcoded into the software function- it's not a config file you can just edit.

I thought I linked cameras I used, and they work for both streaming video and capture- from remote connection- however on the machine touchpanel- I think it errors on capturing a still shot. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073SMLSX4
It's no longer selling there. Key specs I found: VGA USB Camera Module OV7725, Support 640x480@60fps, UVC Compliant

I make no guarantees this one works https://www.amazon.com/Webcamera-Camera ... B07PRT2Z1P
Here, is another from that first vendor that should work but only has the lesser 90 degree wide angle lens. YMMV
https://www.amazon.com/Spinel-Support-C ... B075TJCDD7

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Re: N2 / N2 Plus Camera

Postby ssommer79 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:46 pm

Hi Jetguy

Thanks for your detailed informations and links. As mentioned Raise3D is not interested that customers uses other cameras. But also my vendor said me to not buy the official one because of price / quality is not really serious

A colleague of mine tried the "Logitech C170 (5MP)" and had good success. I will now go through all and will try some cams


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Re: N2 / N2 Plus Camera

Postby Daws » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:20 am

ssommer79 wrote:A colleague of mine tried the "Logitech C170 (5MP)" and had good success.

I use the same one, it's incredibly cheap and seems to work well. The resolution is low but I'm not sure if this is to do with the camera output or a limit on image size in raise cloud, it works well enough to see if you've sent the wrong file (done that before) and to see if there is a problem with printing.
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