Surveillance with CMU CAM 4
Hey guys, Can i ask you if CMU CAM 4 can display video in a better resolution and also to track colour in a good resolution video.
Functions like surveillance and tracking of human doable with the use of CMU CAM 4?
If not will adding a external camera aid with surveillance function.
RE: Surveillance with CMU CAM 4 - Added by Kwabena Agyeman 10 months ago
So, at 160x120 you can track a human (if they contrast with the back ground color) easily. The CMUcam4 is not designed to do video output for recording. Buy a regular CCTV camera if you want to do that. The primary purpose of the CMUcam4 is to locate a color blob and track it. The video output feature of the CMUcam4 is for debugging mainly.
What the CMUcam4 buys you is color tracking at 30 FPS. 160x120 is more than enough resolution to do this. You don't really need a massive resolution to do color blob tracking. Higher resolutions are just more useful if you want to have more detail... but as the CMUcam4 does color blob tracking it doesn't really need a lot of detail.