[AG-TECH] Capture cards and PCI-X

John I. Quebedeaux, Jr johnq at lsu.edu
Wed Aug 1 16:16:42 CDT 2007


I've been running the Osprey 440 - with RCA connections to my sony cameras
(they come with BNC/RCA adaptors) but I've been running this capture machine
with FC6 since that's all it does (and does it very well)....

BUT... I do run multiple osprey cards on windows (230's I believe, maybe a
few 210's) in another machine at another site with no problems with AG 3.0.2
(except I used at the time the older ?2.2.? Osprey drivers instead of the
new ones).

So, - what version of AG are you using? Are you using 3.0.2? Or 3.1beta?

Maybe someone else can chime in on that aspect...

-John Q.

P.s. So, I've been running AG3.x for over a year now - we now use it in
production for our entire state AG infrastructure (18 nodes and counting)
and it's much more productive for us than that of 2.x.

John I. Quebedeaux, Jr.; Louisiana State University
Computer Manager LBRN; 131 Life Sciences Bldg.
e-mail: johnq at lsu.edu; web: http://lbrn.lsu.edu
phone: 225-578-0062 / fax: 225-578-2597

> From: "Scobie, David" <David.Scobie at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca>
> Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 14:10:56 -0400
> To: <ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov>
> Conversation: Capture cards and PCI-X
> Subject: [AG-TECH] Capture cards and PCI-X
> Hi, I have recently built a new video conference suit here in our
> building.
> 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
> Windows.  
> 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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