[AG-TECH] Capture cards and PCI-X

Scobie, David David.Scobie at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Wed Aug 1 13:10:56 CDT 2007

Hi, I have recently built a new video conference suit here in our

A large part of the build is a new AG node to be used for senior
management meetings and, I have this time been asked to build it on

The winXP capture machine has given me a series of problems trying to
get either multiple osprey or Hauppauge cards to be detected by VIC.

I've tried the registry hacks that were mentioned in the archives; alas
to no avail.

I have a project milestone of August 16th to have all four cameras piped
into the AG node; we go into production on September 1.  Currently I am
struggling with one capture card on the Display and a single capture
card on the Capture computer.

I've requested money for additional capture cards, as my existing ones
are +5 years old anyway.

I thought the winnov Quattro looked good, but I am having a hard time
getting one here in Canada.

The new computers, slightly used hand-me-down Dell GX620's, have two PCI
and one PCI-X slot.  Beggars can't be choosers...

I see that the Viewcast Osprey 240, a PCI-X four port capture device is
available and in stock with one supplier.

Does anyone have any experience with such a card or other suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

David Scobie
V:(613) 998-3432 C: 552-0352 F: 952-7151
David.Scobie at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
BroadBand Visual Communication Research Lab
CNRC-IIT, Government of Canada
M-50, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6

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