XIMEA camera suggestions – global sharing of cameras for calibration, algorithm development


The longest I have waited for a reply is five and a half years.  Of course, I have written to senior people, only to find they have died or retired.

Thank you for sharing the price of this camera. Since I wrote, I continued to research PCIe cameras.  I have been following MIPI Alliance working groups for several years.  You might find this series of video presentations interesting. They do deal with MIPI, PCIe, HDMI, Sata, NVME, SPI and other connections. But I have to cover all methods for the Internet Foundation.


I am trying to encourage them to address the larger needs for sharing and processing lossless data globally.  I try to write and test policies for all sensors, by all groups using the Internet. I have been at that for the last 20 years.

I cannot afford that much for a camera that I will only use for a short time. I abandoned USB3 for now, because all the groups will say “USB3” then use lossy methods in their on camera and host software. It takes me hours or days for each camera to just try to see if it does what they say it will do.  Making camera capabilities open and verifiable on the Internet is just one sub-project.  It is important, but really tedious.

If you put lossless data from your cameras online, and actual cameras with standard programmable illumination and targets, you could teach people world-wide how to use your camera calibration and machine vision methods online. It would need powerful hosts, and archives of lossless data, but you could give bill of materials, and prices and say “buy one of these turn-key systems”. There are tens of thousands of colleges and universities online now. And hundreds of thousands of “AI” groups.  About 5 billion Internet users. I am working on the other 3 billion as well.  You can encourage each group to share their data, algorithms and experiences online globally in open lossless formats.  With everyone.
There is a lot of stuff online, but it is a mess. That hurts the whole of an emerging global sensor industry.  Soon heliospheric.
Richard Collins, The Internet Foundation
Richard K Collins

About: Richard K Collins

Director, The Internet Foundation Studying formation and optimized collaboration of global communities. Applying the Internet to solve global problems and build sustainable communities. Internet policies, standards and best practices.

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