Hello. I want to ask for some info. Im electronics person not pc and even less camera. so I'm asking for some help. here i set up i need to build and it is abit out of my field. so, I need to make PC, probably AMD based (budget restrictions). not problem I know hot to build pc. but here come questions, I need to take picture of targeted approximately 15-20 meters away, and have picture saved on pc directly. do i need some capture card? what camera would be ok?. I would say max budget for camera + lens is 800 euros. also because target always will be in range of 15-20 m, I believe I need only one lens. and system will be static it won't be moved around. Oh and also most likely system OS will be lixus.
ohh and also system will be in outside environment, shouldn't be problem system will have custom made enclosure. 24 hours operation. so PC I want to build, I think these specs should be ok. AMD motherboard and CPU. maybe, FX series based. can be different also. GPU, amd or Nvidia, doesn't matter, but budget is in account, will need process images, thinking about something mid-range (RX-480) ??? SSD for OS, 240GB HDD 1TB shoud be ok, probably server grade, system will be running 24/7. I guess may need some raid configuration for data safety. any suggestions welcome. 8gb RAM, single stick or dual stick, any suggestions welcome.
1) small plane (2-4 seats) (small ones) enter "photo are" in specified place 2) photo is taken of plane's side (to read planes ID number) 3) PC will compare ID to ID-LOG, and do some some stuff with data, It's not my task anymore. (my task is mostly hardware) 4) planes leave specified area, and it repeats when next plane enters area.
And I forgot to say that camera should be able to be triggered from pc, if possible. I don't know if non industrial, i mean consumer cameras can to that.
If consumer cameras trigger button is push button then it can be hacked. but i don't want to do that if i don't have to.
OH also idea is to have all process to be automated, when plane arrives it will trigger some sensor it will send signal to pc which should trigger camera to take pictures, and process them, then if ID match log, plane can leave. and system waits for next plane
I hope that it give you some idea what i need to do.
@Schwarz_Wolf Thing is i don't want to learn photography myself, idea is that all system is static, and automated, human will not be in charge of taking pictures.