New to Pi but not programming in general. I'm planning a project and want to have a working concept before I purchase stuff.
As the title says, I want to put HD video+audio over a network. I'd probably have multiple RPi's + Camera's connected to a big wired network then a single RPi running something like XMBC acting as a base station to monitor those cameras. The problem is what camera to use. There are two options I can see, using a USB webcams, like logitech or Lifecam, or the Pi Camera Module.
Using a webcam:
- Definitely CAN'T do HD video unless it is compressed by the webcam, because the load is too much on the Pi's CPU.
- Can't find anything saying whether HD video would be possible if the camera compressed it first.
- More expensive.
- More hackable (different lenses, IR filter)
- No audio!
- I've read things about using a USB soundcard to capture audio, but how do you package that audio stream into the video stream?
Has anyone got any suggestions? I'd be very appreciative!