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Old 12-16-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
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How to use a frame grabber ?

Hi All,

I've got a frame grabber card which contains a bt878 chip in it, and
I want to develop my own version of video displayer because I also
have to display something else along with the video.

I couldn't figure out what drivers or components I have to install on my
linux machine. The linux that I'm using is of version 2.4.21 which has
the V4L2 component and I think I have XFree86 v4.3.x.

What else do I have to install to use the frame grabber ?
First of all, do I need the BTTV driver ?
Anybody knows a good starting point for my job ?

Please help....

Old 11-21-2006, 08:39 AM   #2
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frame grabber


There is a software project with frame grabbers. This project is about capturing video and then some opeations on it. for my project I need a frame grabber card whose properties must be 30 fps and 1600x1200 resolution. But, i couldn't found any frame grabbers with these properties. My questions are;

1. Can i find frame grabber with this properties?
2. What does limit the frame grabbers? HDD access or others.
3. what kind of compression algorithms are used in frame grabbers?
4. Are any solutions used to increase capability of frame grabbers as parallel disk array or others?


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