First and foremost, understand your applications requirements. Are you using a computer or a camera? Stated differently what your signal source is. A camera will output composite video, either PAL or NTSC and a computer will output analog RGB. These are the only signals that Liteye products accept natively To further clarify the signal type and the restraints , analog RGB can only be a resolution of 800X600 or 640X480 and the composite video is either CCIR (monochrome PAL) or RS170 (monochrome NTSC). Most color composite video will simply be converted to monochrome. It is rare that a sync problem will be seen.
The driver electronics are not auto sensing for the type of signal input (they are not “plug and play”). Some user interaction must occur to tell the electronics the type of signal being used. For instance, the user may have to push a button or change cable type used; simply changing the signal input will not reconfigure the electronics to accept a change in signal type. These and other configurations are determined by the firmware build loaded onto the driver electronics.
It is important that you discuss your application carefully with a Liteye sales representative before making your final decision on a firmware configuration.
Liteye products also come in two main varieties. The first is a direct view configuration like the view finder of a video camera. You see a picture but you are not actually looking through the camera. You are simply looking at a display that is showing some image on it.
The other configuration is like an SLR camera. When you look through the view finder you are actually looking through the lens. You may see information displayed such as battery life remaining or shutter speed, but this information is displayed over the real world. These our like our “see through” optic products.
One other consideration is your power source. Liteye products natively accept 4.5vDC to 6.5vDC. This will cover USB power to 4 Double AAs. To use higher power source than this, a power a regulator will have to be used to keep the voltage within acceptable limits.
As stated earlier, these and other configurations are determined by the firmware build, optical configuration and other available accessories chosen at the time of purchase . It is important that you discuss your application carefully.