Madawaska
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 304
  1. #1
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687

    Protee : How to setup machine vision cameras

    See Protee support site.
    Attached Images
    Last edited by ZMax; 01-05-2014 at 08:59 PM.

  2. #2
    Moderator bubba22 is on a distinguished road bubba22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    barrie
    Posts
    5,542
    Awesome ZMax! The new ball detection method will help with setup for sure. It's close from what I know!

  3. #3
    Known entity psace is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,224
    I am looking forward to any and all improvements. Also, your insight Zmax, will be greatly appreciated by all Protee users!
    I see there is a new Flycapture update 2.3.

  4. #4
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    Thanks psace. I do see the 2.3 update and will try that when I get a chance. I don't see it having any negative effects on the operations of the cameras.

    From what I've seen of the Protee user manual and talking to people such as yourself, it appears the manual is outdated. So, my procedure and recommendations will probably be a little different from what you might get from Protee support.

  5. #5
    Ace wbealsd is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Colman, SD
    Posts
    399
    I'm pretty sure for most of us at this site, you ARE ProTee support ZMax =|;0-)

  6. #6
    Gap Wedge jackyl is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Louisville
    Posts
    30
    Hey zmax, as you already know, those are the same cameras used for the CX3. imanidiot is having some occasional issues with his cams appropriately catching launches. Do you think those lenses would make a difference there too?

  7. #7
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    jackyl,

    While the Protee cameras are also from Ptgrey, they are not the same model as those used by GGS. The lenses are totally different. M12 vs CS mounts. Your issues are setup related.

  8. #8
    Gap Wedge jackyl is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Louisville
    Posts
    30
    That's good to know - I thought it was the same camera based on an apparent misread the other thread. Thanks!

  9. #9
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    H-cam setup added. V-cam to follow.

  10. #10
    Moderator bubba22 is on a distinguished road bubba22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    barrie
    Posts
    5,542
    Awesome work ZMax!!!!

  11. #11
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    Thanks Bubba22. I just added some notes in my H-cam picture to point out the ball streak and other things. You can also see the flying tee in the one of the captures, which didn't affect the measurement. Will try to add the V-cam tonight.

  12. #12
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    V-cam setup added. Questions and comments welcome. Enjoy!!!!

  13. #13
    Moderator bubba22 is on a distinguished road bubba22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    barrie
    Posts
    5,542
    Awesome Z!

  14. #14
    Known entity psace is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,224
    Yes, great work Zmax. A picture is worth a thousand words and knowledge is a great asset. All newcomers to the ProTee camera setups will welcome this information. Stay tuned to the next camera addition.

  15. #15
    7 Iron janton79 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Downers Grove
    Posts
    77
    I know that proper setup requires the ball to be inside the box, but that requirees pointing my V-cam back towards to tee. Should the cam be perfectly perpendicular to the tee? Meaning I would either need to get a lense with a wider view area or move the V-cam closer to the sensor mat?

    Similar question for the H-cam: should it be pointed directly down, or towards the tee or towards the screen? Thanks.

  16. #16
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    V-cam needs to point perfectly perpendicular to the tee. H-cam needs to point straight down to the floor at 180* give or take 1 or 2*.

    Are you using the lenses that came with the cameras? I suggest you get the ones I posted above.

  17. #17
    7 Iron janton79 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Downers Grove
    Posts
    77
    I ordered the ones you posted above but haven't had a chance to install them. Are there any insructions from swapping the lenses?

  18. #18
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    Can you turn lenses now? If you can, just unscrew them and screw in the new lenses. If you can't(don't force it), you'll have to remove the tiny set screw. Easiest way is to remove the camera shell first by removing the 4 screws at the corners. Then remove the set screw from the lens holder. Install the camera shell back on and screw in the new lens, hand tighten. Don't put the set screw back in. Just keep in a safe place in case you need it in the future.

    Adjust the two knobs for focus and you're done.

    I'll add this to my procedure.

  19. #19
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    Just updated the procedure with more info on the overhead lights.

  20. #20
    In the Zone syhlif32 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SC, Brazil
    Posts
    647
    Nice work ZMax, I will be back home in a weeks time so plan to join you guys in a online game from time to time.

    Why does the H-Cam need to be perpendicular to the floor?

    What is this with the 6 degree LA!
    With that LA I am not even sure Bubba Watson can get distance.
    Last edited by syhlif32; 04-02-2012 at 10:26 PM. Reason: spelling

  21. #21
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    Thanks syhlif32. The online play is running pretty good now but hoping to get an update any day now to make it closer to perfect.

    The H-cam needs to be perpendicular to the floor to avoid any distortion. Being a little off won't make much of a difference. I just don't want people pointing it 30* towards the screen.

    I'm normally a low ball hitter but 6* LA was definitely too low. My normal driver launch is around 12*.

  22. #22
    In the Zone syhlif32 is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SC, Brazil
    Posts
    647
    Got you. I put the 'old' hcam at 15 degrees to get it perpendicular to the average launch angle for the long clubs! But I get your point.
    I too are struggling with too low LA for my swing speed.
    Cut 1 1/2" of my driver shaft so now it is 44 1/2" and got a little more distance due to higher ball flight as an added bonus it also lands more often in the fairway

  23. #23
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    I've been thinking about cutting 1" off my driver myself. Might experiment with a backup driver first.

  24. #24
    Ace goatbarn is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Newark
    Posts
    410
    Standard length played by pro's is about 44.75". If they can't hit a longer driver on the sweet spot 100% of the time, we have no chance. Mine is at 44.5" and has been for 7+ years.

  25. #25
    Moderator bubba22 is on a distinguished road bubba22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    barrie
    Posts
    5,542
    I have been playing with 44 1/2 for a few yrs now and love it. More control for me for sure.

  26. #26
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    Should I try gripping down 1.5" first? Or will it be different once the shaft is shortened by 1.5"?

  27. #27
    Moderator bubba22 is on a distinguished road bubba22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    barrie
    Posts
    5,542
    Well what I recommend is getting a cheap driver from Walmart for $30 or an older driver, cutting it down to 44 or 44 1/2 and just test it with that first. You can choke down, but I always psychologically want to hold the club near the end so cutting it was better for me. Plus when I choke down I never liked the but end of the driver sticking out with my swing. Probably just a personal thing but do try choking down first.

  28. #28
    Hall of Fame ZMax is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3,687
    I will try it on an old driver first. Thanks.

  29. #29
    Ace goatbarn is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Newark
    Posts
    410
    Yeah same with me, it seems im super aware that I'm choking down and can't stop thinking about it, plus the grip is smaller down lower. Nowadays it's easy enough to butt trim the shaft grip it, try it out, if you don't like it, ungrip it, add an extension, and regrip it. No harm done for cutting down < 1"

  30. #30
    Moderator bubba22 is on a distinguished road bubba22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    barrie
    Posts
    5,542
    Quote Originally Posted by goatbarn View Post
    Yeah same with me, it seems im super aware that I'm choking down and can't stop thinking about it, plus the grip is smaller down lower. Nowadays it's easy enough to butt trim the shaft grip it, try it out, if you don't like it, ungrip it, add an extension, and regrip it. No harm done for cutting down < 1"
    I am exactly as you are Goatbarn!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. GSA Machine Vision Camera... What type?
    By TheFonz in forum Home Simulators - General
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-11-2010, 11:51 PM
  2. Cameras
    By Weazl in forum Other Stuff
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-12-2007, 05:01 PM
  3. Peak Vision Sun Glasses
    By Golfbum in forum Golf Clubs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-15-2007, 09:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts