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Finding difference between the image grabbed and serial message sent to my host computer in DemoARtoolkit program?

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Hi Team,

I am trying to find the time difference between grabbing an image, detecting a marker and sending the serial data((parsing serial data python)) to a host computer over usb.

Since the image is grabbed on the jevois camera and serial is received on the host computer, I am pretty confused about how to measure this delay.

Can someone please give me an insight into this problem?

asked Jan 28 in Programmer Questions by ashwinsushil (240 points)
edited Jan 29 by ashwinsushil

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Could you put timestamps in the image and the serial data? You'd at least be be able to read the timestamp in the image. It might give you some insights.
answered Jan 29 by Tcornall (700 points)
Yeah, that sounds like a plan to start with. Thanks man ;)
Also see parameter "serstamp" here: http://jevois.org/doc/UserSerialStyle.html

You would need a way to synchronize the clocks between JeVois and CPU. I don't know much about the internals of how NTP (network time protocol) works, but that's how we get all the computers on our cluster here in sync, despite unpredictable network latency. You can't use NTP directly on JeVois since there is no network stack. But maybe the idea of how it measures latency could be ported to your own code.