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Author:  Greenlaw [ Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PlayStation 3 Camaras

Michael,

What's the recommended FOV for the PS3 Eye camera?

Thanks in advance for the info.

Greenlaw

Author:  Michael Nikonov [ Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PlayStation 3 Camaras

PS Eye has a two-setting adjustable fixed focus zoom lens. Selected manually by rotating the lens barrel, the PlayStation Eye can be set to a 56-degree diagonal Field of View for close-up framing, or a 75-degree diagonal Field of View for long shot framing (default). Lens is 2.1 F-stop, <1% distortion, fixed focus (25cm to 8 at 75ยบ FOV).

This is official information from Sony, confirmed by our own measurements.

http://us.playstation.com/corporate/abo ... e/396.html

Author:  Greenlaw [ Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PlayStation 3 Camaras

Thank you! That's going to save me some time. :)

Author:  InfoCentral [ Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PlayStation 3 Camaras

Even though everything I read says that it is designed for the PS3 and says nothing about plugging into a computer....you can do it and it will work good???

Author:  Greenlaw [ Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PlayStation 3 Camaras

Yes. It's a USB device, and so long as you have a compatible driver installed, it will work. Code Laboratories has a free PS3 Eye driver that's supposed to be compatible.

http://codelaboratories.com/downloads/

I haven't tried this yet, but I got the PS3 cameras a couple of weeks ago and will get to my next round of testing very soon.

Author:  wailingmonkey [ Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PlayStation 3 Camaras

when calibrating 1 of my PS3 cameras with iPi calibration software I got: 52.03711 for FOV
if it helps anyone...sadly, I still have nowhere to set up my 4 cams for more reasonable testing
right now. :(

Author:  Greenlaw [ Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PlayStation 3 Camaras

wailingmonkey wrote:
when calibrating 1 of my PS3 cameras with iPi calibration software I got: 52.03711 for FOV
if it helps anyone...sadly, I still have nowhere to set up my 4 cams for more reasonable testing
right now. :(


You'll probably want to adjust the lens to the wider 75 degree setting. See above for more info. Just for comparison, the Logitech Quickcam Pro's FOV is about 74.

Author:  wailingmonkey [ Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PlayStation 3 Camaras

Hi Greenlaw,

Thanks for that info....curious tho, does iPi do better with a wider FOV and greater distortion?
Or is it an issue of providing more area/real estate for the camera to pick up the actual movement?

Author:  Michael Nikonov [ Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PlayStation 3 Camaras

wailingmonkey wrote:
curious tho, does iPi do better with a wider FOV and greater distortion?


Distortion refers to a form of optical aberration and has nothing to do with FOV.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distortion_(optics)

Usually you should want as small distortion as possible, no matter what FOV you have.

wailingmonkey wrote:
Or is it an issue of providing more area/real estate for the camera to pick up the actual movement?


The only difference between 56/75 degrees setting in PS Eye camera is how much area can you use as capture volume.

Author:  LAZER [ Sun May 02, 2010 9:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PlayStation 3 Camaras

Hi, i got my 4 ps3 eyes, and they seem not to work with usb hub, 5m passive usb extenders and even 2 connected 1,8m extenders(3,6m). So i think as it has 2m cable on its own, maximum passive extender would be 3m) Have to order active extenders.
Also when i try to record a video with 640*480 resolution ipirecorder stops recording after a few seconds, even though the space on hdd is enough. But it works on 320*240 ok.
I'll post more of my newbie testing later)

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