Webcam Does Streaming Uncompressed HD

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cdillon

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I wish everybody in the press would stop calling this thing a "webcam", it isn't. It is designed for computer vision applications (robots, manufacturing processes, etc.), not for having face to face chats with your mom over the internet.
 

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[citation][nom]cdillon[/nom]I wish everybody in the press would stop calling this thing a "webcam", it isn't. It is designed for computer vision applications (robots, manufacturing processes, etc.), not for having face to face chats with your mom over the internet.[/citation]I'll withhold comment until I see if the porn industry shows interest.
 

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[citation][nom]From Story[/nom]"We built it solely as a technology demonstration to showcase the benefits of SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0). We have no plans to make it available for sale."[/citation]
That's as big a tease as the FFVII demo for the PS3. WTF?
 
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I'm sure regardless that the images will be somehow compressed (even if they be close to lossless compression, or 20Mbit Mpeg 2/4) in any possible future release of a cam like this.
It seems silly to waste precious bandwidth, but makes more sense to have that extra 10ms delay, and a 2-8x compression going on.
 

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[citation][nom]ProDigit80[/nom]I'm sure regardless that the images will be somehow compressed (even if they be close to lossless compression, or 20Mbit Mpeg 2/4) in any possible future release of a cam like this.It seems silly to waste precious bandwidth, but makes more sense to have that extra 10ms delay, and a 2-8x compression going on.[/citation]

No, because as I mentioned in the first post, it is designed for machine-vision applications. You don't want to add latency, waste CPU cycles on compression and decompression, or add compression artifacts to your images in that situation.

It does "show off" USB 3.0, but they didn't do it just because they thought it would be neat-o, they did it to find out if USB 3.0 could actually be a viable machine-vision camera interface other than Firewire or Camera Link.
 

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Both the camera and the new serial bus technology look impressive. Streaming HD up and down the web from a plug & play device is clearly in the future.

Of course it will be compressed. Uncompressed HD isn't needed or practical (outside of visual effects), even for major motion pictures.
 

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I agree with cdillon. This camera is in no way a webcam.

The company in no way makes consumer level cameras. Their products are for industrial applications. Take a look at their website.
http://www.ptgrey.com/http://www.ptgrey.com/

The article title is very misleading. How about "USB3.0 Digital Camera Streams Uncompressed HD"
 
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