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I like the idea, but not sure if it is working. It did not ask me permission.

On the Internet there are many more formats and a lot more flexibillity now. The high dynamic range (HDR) camera are basically more bits per pixel and I found ones routinely going 8/10/12/14/16 bits per color. Many people working on multispectral. Now thermal (LWIR) , NIR, SWIR, UV and more. And many varieties of 3D both surface and volumetric. In WebRTC (HTML) only a tiny portion of what is available is acessible. When you go to buy something or refer to research results — that ought to generate a standard camera capabilities report. I can try to share some of what i find online, but there are many tens of thousands of groups and individuals duplicating effort and no one really doing a complete job.

Camera calibration needs to include standard illuminations, noise, and faulty encoding, faulty pixels, faulty image “corrections”. I have talked to many camera makers and distributors. I think they might help.

The camera drivers in OpenCV, in windows drivers and linux drivers and other systems many embedded – they should all have access to standard descriptor and calibrations. Any person should be able to log their camera and benchmark tools for processing. It is not hard, just tedious and many.

Richard Collins, The Internet Foundation

Thank you very much for helping others. Perhaps you might think of a way that all cameras on the Internet their web capabilities can be documented and shared so many who want to use cameras in browsers will not have to spend time finding basics. Or facing locked or fake cameras. When you go to buy a camera, the makers should always post data for “What are the full capabilities of this camera” in machine and human readable form.  So if s new 40 gigapixel camera comes out that can scan 10000 frames per second of hyperspectral data at 22 bits per plane, and give you summaries — your computer will know what it can do, and adjust to what part of that you can see. If a 3D scan or 3D print output (“replicate this”) you will be ready immediately.  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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