Quick Qs about Unibrain Fire-i camera board
May 17 2010 | 9:44 am
I'm in the process of spec'ing the hardware for a video tracking sound installation, and am somewhat inconvenienced - as are we all - by the dearth of standalone cameras now that laptops come with them built-in.
I've read Andrew Benson's article here - https://cycling74.com/tutorials/making-connections-camera-data/ - and it looks to me that the Unibrain Fire-i board is the way to go - good for compatibility, decent quality, selection of lenses (the 107º fisheye is probably what we need).
A handful of Qs:
- Andrew's article says Quicktime IIDC: does this mean I can just plug it into the back of a Mac mini, fire up jit.qt.grab and expect it to work?
- Looking here - http://www.scorpionvision.co.uk/products.asp?cat=31 - I see a "Colour" camera and a "RAW" camera, with different product numbers. Should I prefer one over the other? (Same price, same blurb, so it's possibly just a listing error, and they're the same unit.)
- Anything else I might need to know - config, focussing, ...?