There are plenty of solutions to stream or capture multiple video streams from cameras, but example for security purpose, but usually the equipment is relatively large and heavy. Advanced Micro Peripherals AVC8000nano mini PCIe capture card miniaturizes all that thanks to its form factor, and its 8 u.FL connectors used to capture eight D1 videos at full frame rate.
- Video Inputs
- 8x Live NTSC/PAL video inputs with 8x 10-bit ADC and anti-aliasing filters
- 8x D1 size capture at full frame rate
- Formats – NTSC-M, NTSC-Japan, NTSC (4.43), RS-170, PAL-B,G,N, PAL-D, PAL-H, PAL-I, PAL-M, PAL-CN, PAL-60 SECAM
- Adjustments – Contrast, saturation, hue (or chroma phase), and brightness. Software adjustable Sharpness, Gamma and noise suppression
- Video Capture Formats – RGB555, RGB565, YCbCr 4:2:2, YCbCr 4:1:1
- Windows support with Drivers and DirectShow/DirectDraw
- Linux with drivers and Video4Linux
- Form factor – Full height mini PCI Express
- Temperature Range – Commercial: 0°C to 60°C; Extended: –40°C to +85°C
The specifications also mentions hardware requirements: “x86 PC-Compatible with mini PCI Express socket”. But as you can see on the first picture, Gateworks managed to make the card work on their Ventana single board computers powered by Freescale/NXP i.MX6 and featuring one or more PCIe connectors so it’s also suitable for ARM platforms. The company also updated their Wiki to show how to use it on their boards with Linux (built with Yocto Project 1.8) using AVC8000nano drivers, Gstreamer, and optionally OpenCV if you want to stitch multiple inputs together.
Such solutions can be used for vehicle-based Video Capture, real-time situational awareness, law enforcement, remote video surveillance, traffic monitoring and control, video acquisition & analytics, UAVs, and more.
You may want to visit AVC8000nano product page for more details. Although it has been launched in 2013, I could not find price information for the capture card.
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