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« on: July 10, 2004, 08:07:51 pm »
Can the Zaurus record movies with the camera attachment like some other digital cameras?

Most digital cameras can however only record a few seconds worth. Would there be any hardware obstacles in creating a way for the Zaurus to become a fully fledged camcorder ?
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2004, 08:41:35 pm »
No hardware obstacles except that you need a good CF camera card. The Sharp camera is attached via a serial interface which is only capable of doing around a couple of frames per seconds. You would need a faster camera card with linux drivers.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2004, 04:04:47 pm »
With a 6000, you could attach a USB webcam.

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2004, 05:39:48 pm »
Very good. My 6000 is underway, I might be tempted to add v4l API to opie-camera then...
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2004, 05:44:08 pm »
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Very good. My 6000 is underway, I might be tempted to add v4l API to opie-camera then...
xmas present?
I'm now an iphone user and use my zaurii as serial terminals, perl and shell scripting and when I need 640x480 screens

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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2004, 04:50:31 am »
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Very good. My 6000 is underway, I might be tempted to add v4l API to opie-camera then...
xmas present?
Actually it was a very generous donation from one person out of this community. I will use this device to improve the Opie experience on the SL6000. Especially - since you all know I'm a wireless dude - I will optimize Wellenreiter II and opie-camera for the 6000.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2004, 09:01:09 am »
How about wireless webcams?
They should then work with any zaurus with a wifi card.

You can then also use it as a security camera, or a baby monitor.

+ many other possibilities.

Some of them offer a web front end too, so integration may only be a matter of starting up your favorite browser.

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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2004, 09:45:20 am »
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Actually it was a very generous donation from one person out of this community. I will use this device to improve the Opie experience on the SL6000. Especially - since you all know I'm a wireless dude - I will optimize Wellenreiter II and opie-camera for the 6000.
Ha!  So it *is* an Xmas present!    I thank the generous person who donated.  The whole community shall benefit.  I really look forward to X on the 6000.

BTW Wellenreiter on my 760 works great.
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2004, 10:21:43 am »
good support of wellenreiter on the 6000 may have problems because of the usb interterface for the chip...