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Old March 5th, 2009, 01:47 PM   #1
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New Camera on the Market "Eye-Cam"

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Canadian filmmaker plans to have a mini camera installed in his prosthetic eye to make documentaries and raise awareness about surveillance in society.

Rob Spence, 36, who lost an eye in an accident as a teen-ager, said his so-called Project Eyeborg is to have the camera, a battery and a wireless transmitter mounted on a tiny circuit board. The Eyeborg Project

"Originally the whole idea was to do a documentary about surveillance. I thought I would become a sort of super hero ... fighting for justice against surveillance," Spence said.

"In Toronto there are 12,000 cameras. But the strange thing I discovered was that people don't care about the surveillance cameras, they were more concerned about me and my secret camera eye because they feel that is a worse invasion of their privacy."

Spence, in Brussels to appear at a media conference, said no part of the camera would be connected to his nerves or brain.

He does not intend to create a reality TV show and the camera will be switched off when not needed, he said.

"I don't want to go into a locker room. I don't want to show the world me going to the bathroom either ... I'm not a life-caster and I don't plan to be one," he said.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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This was on Global's news magazine show "16x9".

GlobalTV.com | 16 x 9 - The Bigger Picture: Video
(link might be region-locked to Canada only)
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Old March 5th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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Ironically it records long GOP and not I-frame.
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I think not, the output from the camera is uncompressed 480i. Long-GOP only comes into play with the compressor outside the camera.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 07:56 PM   #5
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Ironically it records long GOP and not I-frame.
My lame attempt at a joke. I should have wrote Eye-frame.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #6
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Ironically it records long GOP and not I-frame.
I got it!!!! LOL!!!
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