Elphel Eyesis4Pi is an open hardware / free software panoramic camera solution that is able to capture high-resolution - 64 MPix total (120 MPix before stitching) - 360° panoramas at a rate up to 5 frames per second at full resolution. It is the successor of the Elphel Eyesis. Images are recorded to 8 solid-state-discs (Eyesis4Pi Data Storage) which can store up to 11 hours of footage at full resolution. Meta-data like GPS-coordinates (geotags), viewing direction, movement speed, etc. are directly embedded into the images EXIF fields. Eyesis4Pi uses 24 sensor-front-ends and high-grade lenses that are triggered simultaneously with microsecond accuracy to ensure a full homogeneous spherical snapshot.
The system was designed to be small and lightweight with a minimal distance between the entrance pupils (46.5mm) to achieve lowest possible parallax.
The primary usage scenario is to mount Eyesis4Pi on the roof of a vehicle. When driving at 50 mph (22.3 m/s) and recording at 5 FPS a full panorama is captured every 4.46 meters.
Operation & Monitoring
Eyesis is controlled from a laptop, via a web-based interface (Eyesis GUI). Which also displays real-time previews of your captured panorama footage.
Eyesis is supplied with 110V/220V AC and can be used with car power adapter (inverter), when mounted on a car roof. Power consumption is around ???W.