thanks for the reply. I want to start hacking around with something for a project. I’ve been reading bits and pieces and trying to decide whether Arduino or Raspberry Pi would be better. I get the impressions that Arduino is easier for simple device stuff but if I need more power, I’d have to use Raspberry Pi (at the expense of deal with a whole operating system and such.)
Another thing to think about is that I don’t need to hold the whole frame in memory. Probably collapsing it to 64×48 would do, either by sampling every fifth pixel or averaging five pixels.
I need to read more about both devices to see if either is powerful enough to do what I want.