Today simulation is an essential element during planning and analyzing processes of
material flow systems. Usability depends on modeling capability of the physical system.
This paper describes a camera-based system, which enables data collection in different
use cases. Systems advantages and disadvantages will be discussed and the use cases
will be differentiated. At the end of the paper the camera-based data collection system
will be illustrated with some examples and it will be demonstrated, how results can
be integrated in simulation models.