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    here try this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outsider
    It has only 20 fps to share among all inputs. And no SDK in sight. I think 60 fps is bare minimum, and SDK is the must - the card should be able to display one or two cams at the same time in specified screen regions. Sorry I didn't specify this upfront, I'm learning
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    Why don't you just use a bunch of USB cameras?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkciti
    Why don't you just use a bunch of USB cameras?
    I've read it on multiple occasions that Windows doesn't work well with multiple USB cameras. I don't want to switch to Linux or other DIY system just to find that, although in theory they do support any hardware or combination thereof, it's all, well, DIY

    Still, if you out a how-to on connecting multiple USB cameras, please, enlighten me
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    Quote Originally Posted by pate60
    actually i set up a simple carputer for a PI, based on a mini ITX a while ago, simple 4ch card, only used 2 channels, with front and back wide angle lens cameras, captured at 12 fps per camera. the card was only light $5 on ebay. worked a treat.
    Do you remember the name or the seller of that card? Did it come with SDK or did you have to use some stock software? Thanks
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    Multi Camera

    You have a lot of different options here.

    You can use camera's that just have a composite connector and connect it directly to your display (providing you display has a composite in connector). The 7" lilliputs do. You could create a hardware switch and add as many devices as you wanted.

    The disadvantage is you have no control over the image and you would have to manually switch your display to V1 input, you also couldn't record anything.

    Or if your video card had a composite IN connection you run camera's directly into it. Again using a hardware switch to select which camera is in use. This way you wouldn't need to switch Video Input and you could record the images.

    Or you can use USB. Windows XP does support mutiple camera's. I have a Logitech wireless camera and webcam running on my system without any problems.

    We have just integrated USB camera support into our software. You can connect multiple camera's but you are limited to viewing once device at a time.

    I am sure you will need a PCI capture card to get multiple camera's to display at the same time.

    Let me know if your interested I'll send you a free copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Vsystems.com
    Or you can use USB. Windows XP does support mutiple camera's. I have a Logitech wireless camera and webcam running on my system without any problems.

    We have just integrated USB camera support into our software. You can connect multiple camera's but you are limited to viewing once device at a time.

    I am sure you will need a PCI capture card to get multiple camera's to display at the same time.
    Thanks, that's the limitation I tried to explain - multiple USB cameras don't work well together. There is no reason your combination of USB + wireless camera should not work (ans so it does ). I'm pretty sure PCI card will work, I just have no idea which one to get

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    Let me know if your interested I'll send you a free copy.
    Absolutely. As soon as I get my naughty hands on some camera
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    Quote Originally Posted by lastberserker
    Do you remember the name or the seller of that card? Did it come with SDK or did you have to use some stock software? Thanks
    nah dont have any info on it with me in the UK, but it didnt have SDK, and we used the software that came with the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pate60
    nah dont have any info on it with me in the UK, but it didnt have SDK, and we used the software that came with the camera.
    Bummer
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    What about firewire cams? The apple iSight is very good and with firewire the bandwidth is there.

    The problem with USB cams is they are usb 1.0 which is fairly slow and cpu intensive.

    I don't know how well they work with windows, but they are fantasic under linux.

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