[SATLUG] Re: USB Video Capture

Henry Pugsley henry.pugsley at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 17:38:08 CDT 2009

Yes, if our customers want to do audio they have to post signs all
over stating that audio recording is in progress.


On 10/5/09, Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> John Pappas wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 01:33, Tweeks <tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org> wrote:
>>> Hey Henry..
>>> I was actually wondering the same thing (about those USB/video capture
>>> thingies)..
>> So far my HVR-950Q works fairly well for HD, so I was going to retask my
>> PVR500 dual analog card for ZM duties, but I have not used ZM before so I
>> have a question: do any of you use Audio as well?
>>> I'm setting up a home security system using cheap IR illuminated, outdoor
>>> video cams from harbor freight for $30 each!
>>> http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=95914
>>> Maybe a couple of IR flood lights (the new LED panel type)... Plus a
>>> dedicated
>>> box with a multi-cam BT capture card for multi-camera motion detection,
>>> and
>>> ZoneMinder:
>>>        http://www.zoneminder.com/
>>> Sending alerts and images to my phone.
>> That is very close to what I am looking for, but I would also like audio,
>> so
>> do any of you have that experience?
> I seem to recall there being some legal issues related to the recording
> of audio, especially if people don't know they're being recorded.  I
> think it falls under federal wiretapping laws.  You may want to double
> check this to make sure you don't run afoul of some legal technicalities.
> Al Lesmerises
>> At first I was looking at those USB based devices.. but I think that 4-6
>> of
>>> those things would eat up too much CPU time.. where the PCI cards are
>>> proven.. and probably less proc intensive (don't know.. just a guess).
>> I will have a much better idea of CPU once I get some HD's going (I expect
>> to have 2 of these going at a time)
>> Anyway.. flag me of list if you want to compare notes.
>>> Tweeks
>>> On Thursday 10 September 2009 07:56:54 pm Henry Pugsley wrote:
>>>> No, I need to plug into a security camera that has a BNC connector on
>>>> it. Mainly for testing and focusing.
>>>> -Henry
>>>> On 9/10/09, redpill <toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
>>>>> if its video capture on your laptop, the condsider using a usb webcam
>>>>> and cheese (the prog not the dairy product:).
>>>>> Todd
>>>>> On Thu, 2009-09-10 at 11:42 -0500, Henry Pugsley wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 11:28 AM, John Pappas <j at jvpappas.net> wrote:
>>>>>>> Depending on your framerate needs, you could look for a security
>>>>>>> camera capture card, there was some discussion on XCSSA a while back.
>>>>>>> TWeeks may have more useful info here....
>>>>>> This is pretty much what I need (security camera).  I have a bt878 PCI
>>>>>> card in my server at home, but I need something portable for my
>>>>>> laptops.  30fps NTSC would be the max it needs to support.
>>>>>> -Henry
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