[AG-TECH] Winnov Videum Duo and Quattro

Hubert Daugherty hd at rice.edu
Fri Nov 7 21:20:55 CST 2003


I have not used the Duo or Quattro cards from Videum.  But, I have used 
3 of
the 1000 VO plus cards in a Dual Xeon system.  These cards work great.  
of all, they're 3.3 volt compatable. 

With all three cards running full tilt, the display service, and the rat 
audio I'm still only using about 55% of the 4 cpu threads
available.  (With the hyperthreading and 2 CPUs you get 4 execution 

This system is running both the 2.2 and 1.2 AG software on Windows XP.

I'm running a two projector and one console display subsystem.  The 
console is
run using the motherboard video subsytem and the two projectors are 
driven (using
DVI video cables) by a PNY NVS 400.

The only gotcha is that I don't know how to set the video resolution 
default to CIF.  The
vic encoders insist on starting up in 320x240 mode.  So, at the start of 
a session, I have to
manually change the resolution of the capture driver in vic.


>Hello everyone,
>	We would like to see if it is possible to set up an AG node using
>a single dual-Xeon Windows PC.  We would like to use a Winnov Videum
>Quattro capture card to capture the S-video from 3 PTZ cameras plus a
>document camera.  The AG node in the U-M Media Union has separate linux
>boxes for video capture, and a Windows PC for display only, and they've
>never tried out the Duo or Quattro cards.  Has anybody used these cards on
>a Windows PC, and does it work?  I'd be happy for any advice/comments.
>Jeremy Herr
>herrj at umich.edu - http://cern.ch/jherr, http://www-d0.fnal.gov/~herrj
>Research Associate, U-M Physics - office 734-647-5462, fax 734-763-9694

Hubert Daugherty   Rice University / Rice Multimedia and E-COT Project
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