Video Capture Cards
adrianbsd at globalpc.net
Sat Mar 20 13:17:14 PST 2004
I have a couple of servers running FreeBSD with two or three bt8x8 based
cards each and they work great.
The cards shouldn't be hard to find new. A quick search found:
While I don't own that particular card, it sure looks bt878-based, and $35
isn't that bad considering it's new and it has a tuner.
Depending on how many cameras you want to connect to it, you could use the
Video In, hack the input used for the Tuner to provide another video In,
and maybe plug in a third b/w camera to the Luma part of the s-video input
(works great btw).
I've noticed my cards in particular (848-based) take a few frames to
stabilize when switching between inputs, so keep that in mind if you want
to monitor them all in quick succesion.
If you're interested, drop me a line and I'll give you the URLs for these
Hope this helps
At 06:21 PM 3/20/2004 +0000, Andrew Edwards (Olympic Shaver Centre) wrote:
>I am looking for experiences on using freebsd with any form of two or more
>input video capture device. I have relative success with a bt848 based tv
>card, but apart from being a single input (I suppose it could be hacked to
>take over the input used for the tuner to give two inputs) they are
>becoming a little difficult to purchase new.
>After much searching I don't seem to be getting anywhere! Is anyone aware
>of any freebsd alternatives or is the move to something like a V4L
>supported card under linux the next best thing?
>I ideally want to hook up 2 or 3 ccd cameras for remote security
>monitoring using freebsd.
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