It's a bit related to photography, so I hope it fits this forum.
I am looking to develop a CNN standalone real-time outdoor imaging application, and I cannot be interested in the myriad of camera options and their communication protocols.
The target is a Linux embedded device (such as beaglebone + edge TPU). and the main language is python. (but if it is unavoidable, I can write a c ++ driver)
I have done a number of projects with webcams with OpenCV. However, this project requires a more serious camera, with a motorized zoom and autofocus functions,
with at least 3MP and 30fps.
- There are many blocks of Chinese IP cameras with zoom functions.
but they are broadcasting H.265, and I don't know how OpenCV could interact with that.
moreover, it is not clear how to control the zoom function via python in one of them.
- Then there are USB2 camera blocks, they seem to be of inferior but sufficient quality, but I haven't found one with motorized zoom.
- Then there are the cameras & # 39; Gige & # 39; and & # 39; USB3 Vision & # 39;, they seem optimal but are prohibitively expensive ($ 500 +).
It's kind of an open question, but I haven't found a lot of information online on this topic, so I hope to find wisdom here.
So, I was wondering if anyone had any advice or recommendations on this.