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  • petesimon
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    a). Firefly 8s or Firefly 8SE are maybe sort of "budget" cameras when regarding financial cost, but yes they can do remote shutter via cable-wire, via wifi and via bluetooth (controller gadget). I had this camera, but decided to sell it to get another camera for better 4k video. Anyway, the 8 mp 16:9 wide photos in photo-mode are really good. See > https://extraimage.net/image/cH64 and https://extraimage.net/image/sPA8

    Check this video and others like it https://youtu.be/YY11XXnGEsg and change the wireless/radio that you see in the video to something else that's more fitting. Here's bluetooth https://youtu.be/oIemdOmGyGA and wifi is as usual for most action cams.

    Also Yi brand cameras are quite good and similar to FFS8s/se.

    b). maybe.... and most likely for Yi brand cameras. so hm try github https://github.com/kongzii/xiaomi-yi and https://github.com/NikolayRag/cmdYi . try PC CC https://youtu.be/NM10jg21yh4 and phone CC https://youtu.be/hgcXR0yWoZ4 and phone CSP https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cript&hl=en_US . Note that phone apps especially Android apps can be used in a PC or Mac by using an emulator or development environment. 🤓 wuuu that hurt my brain 🧠 so I'm gonna rest now hehe.

    Note that "you get what you pay for" so if you pay USD $50 or less for an action cam, then you (most often) get shitty photos 'n blocky videos! haha.
    Last edited by petesimon; 06-15-2019, 08:03 AM.

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  • patz2009
    started a topic USB-controlled action cam and software?

    USB-controlled action cam and software?

    Hey there all.

    Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I'm not exactly sure I have a subforum to ask my questions in.

    The long and short is: I'm looking to build a photo booth for things like weddings and parties and such, and found that an action cam might be my best bet in getting a camera that'll do somewhat decent quality images, be small to mount, and have the general functionality that one would need for such a purpose.

    I have a bit of a two-fold question:

    a) Are there any budget action cams out there that can provide a remote control shutter via USB? i.e. have a camera take a full-quality still image with a USB command? If not possible via USB, perhaps with WiFi? I'm more than willing to do software mods if needed. (additionally, a camera that can be powered via USB and not rely on battery power would be a major plus)

    and b) Is there any software for Linux or Windows that's already pre-compiled for such a purpose?

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