Help!!!!!! HD Webcams connectivity issue
Finally working on getting the side view cameras input on the monitor.
The rear view will be the last piece to this puzzle.
So far all is working and I can get 3 separate windows for each camera however I have run into a problem.
It seems that there is some issue with my USB on the computer.
Here is the scenario:
Before completely installing and running all wires I made sure to test and verify all was working.
I was able to get all there camera working fine in the car and drove around without any issues.
However upon final installation and running all wires, I can now only get 2 of the 3 cameras to simultaneously.
Upon opening the third window, I get a black screen but no picture.
At first I thought it was the camera so I took it all part and tried connecting them directly to my laptop. I verified they all worked. Next I tried with the 12' and 15' USB extension respectively and again the third camera will not connect.
I went to the store and purchased yet another USB extension and this time it worked with my laptop.
Since I am troubleshooting to find the problem I decided to connect each camera individually and test.
They all worked independently with the USB extensions connected so I can rule them out.
Next I tried to connect first the front camera and verify it works.
Then I connected the second in one of the side mirrors and verified that also worked.
I then connected the third camera to my powered USB hub in the center console with my powered USB hub and it worked both with and without the extension.
However when I finally rewired it to the back of the truck where the CPU is, I am again experiencing the same symptoms
I am leaning towards this being an issue with the USB bus on the CPU not being able to supply enough power for 3 webcams
Is there anyone out there who has had experience with wiring 4 or more USB cameras to a PC?
Link to my HD Webcam project