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Old 05-12-2004, 11:23 PM   #1
bitamois
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Recording video on a laptop


Hello,

Any application suggestions?

I recently bought a cheap wireless video camera on eBay. I want to strap the thing to either a kite or a r/c plane and use my linux laptop to record the transmission.

The receiver has a RCA jack. Someone told me there is a RCA to USB connector.

What application will let me do this?

BTW I'd love to bring this contraption to Burning Man and do a fly over.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 01:16 AM   #2
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You'll need a video capture box. The jack you describe is a composite video connection, so you're looking for either a PCMCIA or USB capture card with a composite input.

There's not much out there in the way of support for USB video devices, and I believe PCMCIA support is even worse, unfortunately.

Apparently, the 'Belkin USB Videobus II' *might* work - have a look at this:
http://lists.slug.org.au/archives/sl.../msg00042.html
It would appear that there is a driver for this device, but it may not be completely straightforward to set up (that page is 2 years old, though, so I imagine things have got better).

Also, there's some support for the 'WinTV PVR USB' (not the plain WinTV USB).
Have a look here:
http://pvrusb.sourceforge.net/
Again, this may or may not work.

If you had a desktop machine, this would be easy.....

Dave

Last edited by ilikejam; 05-13-2004 at 01:25 AM.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 11:24 AM   #3
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Well, I do have a desktop, but this might be quite a feet to bring it out in the field to fly a plane.

 
  


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