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September 26, 2002, 22:32:50
I have a need to acquire color video from up to 4 cameras. These video streams need to be combined to create a DVD or VCR tape for offline viewing and analysis. I realize there problems with CPU speed and image resolution. Is it possible use the ImagingControl to capture and combine the images? Thanks


This message was originally posted by Virgil in the old IC Imaging Control Support Forum.

Unregistered
October 2, 2002, 14:23:15
Hello,

In general, the asnwer is yes. But you have to use a small format for each video stream and the framerate will be slow. In addition you will have to combine the 4 images with your own code and write the result to an AVI file.
Another important boundary condition is the bandwidth of the bus you are using. Please have a look to :
http://www.1394imaging.com/resources/backgnd/1394/video_bandwidth/

to get an idea how many DCAM cameras can be used on the same FireWire bus.

Best regards
Johannes
IC Support


This message was originally posted by IC Support in the old IC Imaging Control Support Forum.