Philips ToUCam Pro (PCVC740k) Modification - preface
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Preface 

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Preface

Cam Basics

Modification
Technology
Where and what to do

Sensitivity & Dark Frames
Evaluation of the Amp Off Mod

Housing
New housing
Cam assembly

Glossary
Explanations for the techno speak here

Having done the SC modification for a Logitech QC Pro 3000 I was eager to make a cooled cam. From experience with the Logitech I felt that removing the CCD must be easier with a Philips ToUCam Pro which has almost the same components but the CCD is soldered upon the PCB and therefore easier to be removed - and there has to be a new challenge as well ;-)

Design considerations were Peltier cooling, AmpOff, attachable to eyepiece and my CANON SLR lenses.

You will find my thoughts, findings and achievements on the following pages. I hope that it may inspire some readers to take this step - feel free to comment but in the first place have fun with our hobby.


Cam Basics


Modification



Housing