It seems the reported name in the post above is the same for several generic camera boards using the Sony IMX290 color version. I have a version purchased on Aliexpress with a product name of "2mp Camera module"
Reported Name In Indi using V4l2 driver: USB 2.0 Camera: USB Camera Common Name: Generic USB Camera Module IMX290
Pixel size 2.9um x 2.9um
Using the INDI webcam driver, there is no access to adjust this cameras settings (brightness, contrast, gamma, gain, etc.) but will give a looping feed in Ekos for guiding. If selecting V4L2 CCD the settings are available but there is no image when trying to use it under Ekos.
I am relatively new here, but my driver spat out this message and I am here to say that it works!
2020-12-27T21:48:42: [INFO] Please report that the camera worked: Name: NexImage 10/NexImage 10 Detected and working, to bit.ly/2S1Vxjq
2020-12-27T21:48:42: [INFO] Setting pixel size correctly for NexImage 10
I am not sure what information you will need, but its the first time I am seeing this mesage, and yet not the first time it has been plugged in.
2021-01-07T02:03:11: [INFO] For future autodetection of pixel size, please report the following: Reported Name: Microsoft® LifeCam Cinema(TM):, Common Name (Eg: NexImage 10), Pixel Size to the following thread:
2021-01-18T16:55:12: [INFO] World Coordinate System is enabled.
2021-01-18T16:55:12: [INFO] Device configuration applied.
2021-01-18T16:55:12: [INFO] Upload settings set to client only.
2021-01-18T16:55:12: [INFO] Loading device configuration...
2021-01-18T16:55:11: [INFO] For future autodetection of pixel size, please report the following: Reported Name: HD WebCam: HD WebCam, Common Name (Eg: NexImage 10), Pixel Size to the following thread: bit.ly/2S1Vxjq
2021-01-18T16:55:11: [INFO] Setting pixel size to default of 5.60
2021-01-18T16:55:11: [WARNING] Manual/auto exposure control is not possible on the device!
2021-01-18T16:55:11: [WARNING] Absolute exposure duration control is not possible on the device!
2021-01-18T16:55:11: [INFO] Found initial Input "Camera 1", Format "YUYV 4:2:2", Size 640x480, Frame interval 1/30s
2021-01-18T16:55:11: [INFO] V4L2 CCD Device is online. Initializing properties.
It's good, I could follow the documentation, and program the streaming as best I could.
To be tested in real life...
2021-01-18T22:45:38 Reçu une image 2 de 2.
2021-01-18T22:45:38 Download Time: 0.07 s, New Download Time Estimate: 0.09 s.
2021-01-18T22:45:28 Capturing 10,000-second image...
2021-01-18T22:45:28 Reçu une image 1 de 2.
2021-01-18T22:45:28 Download Time: 0.09 s, New Download Time Estimate: 0.10 s.
2021-01-18T22:45:18 Capturing 10,000-second image...
2021-01-18T22:45:18 Job requires 10,000-second images, has 0/2 frames captured and will be processed.
2021-01-18T22:45:18 Warning: option "Always Reset Sequence When Starting" is enabled and resets the sequence counts.
2021-01-18T22:43:48 Reçu une image 1 de 1.
2021-01-18T22:43:48 Download Time: 0.12 s, New Download Time Estimate: 0.12 s.
2021-01-18T22:43:47 Capturing 1,000-second image...
2021-01-18T22:43:47 Job requires 1,000-second images, has 0/1 frames captured and will be processed.
2021-01-18T22:43:47 Warning: option "Always Reset Sequence When Starting" is enabled and resets the sequence counts.
I can't make it.
At some point, without changing the settings, I find myself with this window.
I try a live video that fails, then make 1 or 2 successful captures.
But when I restart a live video, message "....crashed, restart or continue?", everything is blocked and Kstars closes.
I unplug and plug the camera back in.
But still the same, after several adjustments, impossible to make it work properly.
Has anyone ever managed to make this camera work ?
Thank you very much.