I have been attempting to set up my Arducam MT9F002 with my USB3.0 UC-425 Rec. C shield. The images that are coming out on the shield are too dark and the color is off. So first I went through the tutorial on how to control the coarse exposure register setting to brighten the image. This was easy enough but the tutorial shows the default coarse exposure so I checked the config file and found the register being set twice
So i went into the given GUI program to test which is being used and found that, indeed the second value is being written to the register
However when I use the preset settings from the config file, the resulting image is terrible
So, like the tutorial did, I increased the coarse exposure to 2000 then 4000
As you can see, the image DID brighten, but not to a point of usability and the colors are still wrong. Other issues that resulted from raising the coarse exposure by this amount included several “Bad frame received” messages and the FPS plummeting to barely 1.
While I ordered a MT9F002, and the box it came in says MT9F002, the sticker on the camera itself says MT9F001, so I decided to give the MT9F001 config file a shot. The results are nearly the same with the exception being that the colors are closer to their true values
I don’t believe I am the only one having this problem and I have yet to see a response from Arducam. Are there any helpful souls who could provide some insight into this matter?
Here is what the correct image would be for reference