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* digital cinematography
* digital cinematography
* HD video
* HD video
* machine vision
* security
* security
** smart access control
* document scanning
* document scanning
* street imagery
* street imagery
* education (Verilog, Image processing, Networking)
* 3D reconstruction
* 3D reconstruction
* 2D/3D laser scanning
* 2D/3D laser scanning
* barcode reading
* barcode reading
* sport ([[Photo-finish]])
* sport ([[Photo-finish]])
* machine vision
* robotics
* education (Verilog, Image processing, Networking)

Revision as of 03:40, 27 November 2008

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The Elphel cameras are highly customizable Network cameras.

Turnkey and OEM models exist. Both are totally customizable for the customer's task.

Key features

  • High resolution sensors support
  • High speed compression: 80 MPix/s
  • There are many modes for recording video: JPEG, MJPEG, JP4, Motion JP4, HDR modes
  • There are many available data interface methods: Compact Flash, SATA, Ethernet 10/100, USB, RS-232;
  • User friendly scripting on the camera (PHP5, well defined and Open API, examples)
  • Totally Free Software: all firmware sources both for GNU/Linux and FPGA are distributed under GNU/GPL v3 license. The SDK is composed of FOSS components (does not include ISE Webpack for FPGA development, but this software is freely downloadable)
  •  Full hardware documentation is also available under GNU/FDL v1.2 license.


  • POE 802.3af
  • or optionally a 9-36v POE (not 802.3af complaint)
  • or single 3.3V source

Interesting possibilities

  • Hardware synchronized recording of multiple images (multiple sensors, multiple cameras, external trigger)
  • Connecting 3 or more sensors to a single camera
  • Standard GNU/Linux distribution offers the possibility to port existing software and kernel drivers to provide support for more external devices (USB gadgets, converters, ...)
    • GPS and digital compass integration
    • RFID intergation
  • Focus helper (software to assist in adjusting fine focus)
  • Data insertion into EXIF header (GPS, compass, INS, other telemetry, ..)
  • On the fly adjustment of recording parameters without loss of recording speed.
  • Robust and reliable firmware upgrade (reflashing) over the network.
  • Remote/local digital temperature sensor
  • On-board clock/calendar
  • Fan connector
  • AUX connector

 Application areas 

  • scientific imagery and video applications
  •  medical imagery
  • timelapse video (Including HDR support)
  • geotagging applications
  • aerial imagery and video applications
  • digital cinematography
  • HD video
  • security
    • smart access control
    • RFID
  • document scanning
  • street imagery
  • 3D reconstruction
  • 2D/3D laser scanning
  • barcode reading
  • sport (Photo-finish)
  • machine vision
  • robotics
  • education (Verilog, Image processing, Networking)