crashlaker
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Read multi composite video entries

Fri May 02, 2014 10:14 pm

Hello guys.
I have no idea if what I'm saying even makes sense.
The thing is. I have 5 cameras which outputs it's data through composite video cables.
Is there a way where I can read all it's data with a raspberry pi?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Read multi composite video entries

Fri May 02, 2014 10:21 pm

no!, the PI doesn't have a composite video input, let alone 5.

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Re: Read multi composite video entries

Fri May 02, 2014 10:42 pm

You'll need a USB video capture device but given the fact that the Pi's processing power is poor and not suitable for realtime video encoding you would be wasting your time.
This is not a problem for the Pi Camera though since it's connected directly to GPU which manages the capture, control, and video encoding without taxing the processor.
If you want 5 high quality video feeds then you should buy 5 Pis and 5 Pi Cameras instead and network their streams accordingly.

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Re: Read multi composite video entries

Fri May 02, 2014 10:48 pm

redhawk wrote:If you want 5 high quality video feeds then you should buy 5 Pis and 5 Pi Cameras instead and network their streams accordingly.
...or one PC and enough USB capture devices to collect the data. If you want truly high quality video, the Pi probably isn't what you're looking for.

If you can describe your project, perhaps we can offer more appropriate alternatives.

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