[AG-TECH] Video capture for Linux: IVC-200, -G?, -RS-R20?

Lassi Ylikojola lapeyl at uwasa.fi
Mon Mar 26 10:21:17 CDT 2007


I'm using IVC-200G (GPIO) with Our fedora 6 node. Costs around 240 EUR  
here in Finland. Without module 30 EUR cheaper.


Quoting Ed Brannin <edbrannin at gmail.com>:

> Hello,
> I'm running an AG node with several cameras attached, 3 of which are
> connected through a Winnov Videum 4400 (which is Windows-only).  I'm about
> to buy a video capture card to try with our Linux machines, and from
> everything listed on the AG website[1], it seems like the IVC-200 series is
> winning:
> [1]: http://www.accessgrid.org/taxonomy/term/16
> * PCI-compatible
> * Linux drivers
> * video inputs are directly attached to the card (unlike the Bluecherry)
> * I hear some people have had trouble with the Spectra8
> The FALCONquattro might also work, but I don't know if they're available in
> small quantities; I've emailed IDS to ask about that.
> ...but before I buy an IVC-200, I'd like your input: there seem to be 4
> varities, with -G and/or -RS-R20 tacked on the end.  Near as I can tell, the
> -G is for a GPIO module, which might be interesting if we were programming
> microcontrollers (which we aren't), and the other suffix pertains to
> European hazardous substance regulations.
> So, should we buy the IVC-200, one of the (slightly) more expensive models,
> or something else entirely?
> Thanks,
> -Ed Brannin
> edbrannin at gmail.com

More information about the ag-tech mailing list