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Anatomy of a next-gen Linux-based network camera

Apr 11, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 4 views

This article by Elphel Inc. founder Andrey Filippov describes the company's latest series of intelligent, network-enabled cameras based on open-source hardware and Linux-based software, and the underlying design philosophies. The company hopes the new devices will see use in high-definition videography, among other interesting applications.

In addition to publishing its camera software and FPGA HDL files under open source licenses, Elphel offers a Knoppix-based live CD with an AJAX-based camera user interface and DVR (digital video recording) software — all of which are available via a SourceForge project.

Click on the link below to learn more about Elphel's latest camera design, its unexpected adoption by high-definition digital video enthusiasts, and how Linux programmers can help extend the camera for use in other innovative applications, such as the rapid capture of ultra-high resolution stills.

Open source-based high-resolution cameras for Web developers

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