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by curtishall
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: BlueCherry BC-08240A
Replies: 12
Views: 4867

Re: BlueCherry BC-08240A

Just FYI, the MJPEG encoder on this card will not support deinterlacing. Only the MPEG4|H.264 encoder will. Also, make sure you are using the latest driver (https://github.com/bluecherrydvr/solo6x10). Previously you linked to a PPA, which hasn't been updated in quite some time.
by curtishall
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: /dev/video0 is missing
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

Re: /dev/video0 is missing

For the record you need to use the Github driver, as the PPA hasn't been updated in six months:

https://github.com/bluecherrydvr/solo6x10
by curtishall
Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Specing a server for 104 cameras
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Re: Specing a server for 104 cameras

104 cameras is going to be alot for any software. Another thing to think about is this: Zoneminder records one jpeg image for every frame. If you have 104 cameras recording 5FPS, that's 520 images saved per second, or 31,200 per minute. By default, Zoneminder does not support on-camera motion detect...
by curtishall
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: 'coke' / Scott Pircher has passed away.
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

'coke' / Scott Pircher has passed away.

Just FYI, 'coke', or Scott Pircher as some of you may know him, died today ( http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_230410256986071 ). He used to be active on the Zoneminder forums (if you count 518 posts as active) - http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/search.php?keywords=&terms=all&author=coke&sc=...
by curtishall
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: DS-4008HCI 8CH DVR card
Replies: 6
Views: 6675

Re: DS-4008HCI 8CH DVR card

Just because a Linux driver *might* be available doesn't mean squat. It has to be Video4Linux 2 complaint AND produced uncompressed streams or MJPEG streams.
by curtishall
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Bluecherry MPEG4/H.264 cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

Re: Bluecherry MPEG4/H.264 cards

Ok. Now this is probably blasphemy on this forum, but are there any suggestions of free Linux software to save and manage just the MPEG4 streams? For this particular application, a low-power system that just saves compressed video to disk will be fine, I don't plan on using any motion detection or ...
by curtishall
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Bluecherry MPEG4/H.264 cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

Re: Bluecherry MPEG4/H.264 cards

The MJPEG encoders will work with Zoneminder. The compressed stream(s), audio input, on-board motion detection, video / audio output will not be supported. Great, thanks! Next question, for Zoneminder is it more CPU-efficient to use something that provides MJPEG output (such as the Bluecherry hardw...
by curtishall
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Bluecherry MPEG4/H.264 cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

Re: Bluecherry MPEG4/H.264 cards

The MJPEG encoders will work with Zoneminder. The compressed stream(s), audio input, on-board motion detection, video / audio output will not be supported.

Thanks!
by curtishall
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Hi All~~New arrival!
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

by curtishall
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Lines (NOT interlacing) in Images
Replies: 15
Views: 6083

Re: Lines (NOT interlacing) in Images

beire wrote:
curtishall wrote:This is usually the result of a power supply issue. Try swapping out power supplies and seeing if the issue goes away
Do you mean the camera's power supply or the PC power supply?
The computer power supply.
by curtishall
Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.24.x
Topic: Processor power
Replies: 5
Views: 1992

I do not think that there's a rule for processor speed, it will depend also on the Linux distribution you install. The powerful the better, I think, I will try a 4 core processor with at least 8 Gigabytes of RAM.... I'm not sure how a Linux distribution will change anything in regards to "raw proce...
by curtishall
Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Where to buy a 3.3v PCI DVR Card in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2671

So even the small budget PV-143 is also 3.3v If that is the case I might as well just give up looking for a suitable card here in the uk, and buy the PV-143 . I know at the time of posting that the PV-143 is out of stock. Actually, I need to reword my previous answer. The following cards are 3.3V s...
by curtishall
Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Where to buy a 3.3v PCI DVR Card in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2671

The PV- series cards used to be 5V only (They were keyed 3.3V and 5V, but it only worked in 5V slots). Last year we worked with Provideo on getting 3.3V cards produced, so all of our inventory is now 3.3V. As far as shipping, the best way to get live rates is to add the card to your cart and complet...
by curtishall
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Where to buy a 3.3v PCI DVR Card in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2671

Not true. Our PV- series are 3.3v
by curtishall
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Power Requirements for 8 Channel BT878a DVR Card
Replies: 2
Views: 1858

This card is a generic / cheap card that is incorrectly keyed. You need a card that is keyed and setup for 3.3V or 5V.