Cameras and capture cards.

May 26, 2007 at 8:39pm

Cameras and capture cards.

Hello all,

I have to determine what cameras and capture cards should i buy.

Preferably, i would like them to work with as many platforms as
possible (OSX, windows and Linux) and this are the constraints:

capture cards: the least latency possible. I have tried some
digitizers that used compressed firewire and they are too slow. others
like the turtle beach are uncompressed firewire and seem to be faster,
however, so far cheap PCI cards seem to be faster for me, but the
restriction there is that it has to use a slot in a computer and most
are for windows only.

Video Cameras: good color resolution, option to turn off auto-iris
(and preferably more than 30 fps). I have tried a canon 3 ccd that
gives good color resolution but only 30 fps. I also tried some CCTV
cameras, but they have autoiris and bad color resolution (only
composite video out). I briefly tried fire-i and they seemed to have
low latency through their firewire out. I think you can hook them in
series too which is also great unless latency increases.

anyway, if anyone can share their experiences i would be very greatful,

thanks in advance,

Jaime


Jaime E Oliver LR

joliver@ucsd.edu
http://www.realidadvisual.org/jaimeoliver
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#32121
May 29, 2007 at 2:03pm

DV-Bridge+ by miranda
http://www.miranda.com/product.php?i=47&l=1
it is fast, really fast and works on PC and Mac
Tested on Powerbook and G5.
It’s expensive but it’s really great.

Andrea

#105166
May 29, 2007 at 2:33pm

and what do we understand under ‘expensive’ ?
+ how many ins/outs are there per DVbridge, in other words, how many cameras
can be captured with this device? (as it seems in analog<>digital conversion
per DVbridge… or am i wrong?)

thanks!

On 5/29/07, Andre wrote:
>
>
> DV-Bridge+ by miranda
> http://www.miranda.com/product.php?i=47&l=1
> it is fast, really fast and works on PC and Mac
> Tested on Powerbook and G5.
> It’s expensive but it’s really great.
>
> Andrea
>

#105167
May 29, 2007 at 3:28pm

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