video capture card

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davide
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video capture card

Post by davide » Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:33 pm

I report my experience, I would like everyone to do the same.

zm successfully worked with theese cards:

GrandTec Grand X-Guard 4P (autodetected, 4 inputs)

GrandTec Grand X-Guard 16P (not autodetected, i had to force adding "options bttv card=103" in /etc/modules.conf, 16 inputs)

Aver-EZCapture (not autodetected but working, chip: BT848)

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GrandTec 4000 4-port card...

Post by mbabauer » Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:13 pm

I am looking for a cheap solution for video surveillance, and I can get the GrandTec 4000 4-port for $82 online. My question, being a novice, is can I use any CCTV camera with this? Where does the power come from? The site says it uses 4 composit video inputs, which I am familiar with from A/V (tvs and dvd players and what-not), but I am not sure if this is "standard" CCTV hardware. I would like to setup some low-light bullet cams to monitor my home, indiscreetly. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Assistance

Post by floyd_2 » Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:26 pm

Not sure if this is really the forum for this, but anyway, I've read both of your posts asking for assistance. I've sent you a private message but dont think it got thru.

If you live in Australia (judging by the price you got the card for I'd say you might be in the US), I can give you some pointers for the cameras you might like to try and where to get them from. I've just set up a 4 way system using a 4 port Grandtec Grand X Guard card , one camera being located away from the main building. Three cameras see in the dark, one is only 2 lux rated as the area that it monitors is very bright at night. I can help you with expected coaxial cable length vs video performance vs cable quality, gauge of wire to use for power, potential methods for camera concealment, desired connectors etc too if you need it.

Floyd

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Post by denis76 » Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:02 pm

I have Grand X Guard card with 4 inputs but my debian box has detected only the first input. How I do to manage all inputs?

Thanks, Denis.

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Post by zoneminder » Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:49 pm

If your card only has one bttv chip on it then it will appear as one input device only and you have to configure ZM to use 'channels' 0 to 3 and it will switch between cameras for each image.

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Post by denis76 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:02 pm

Width LiceCd and Brooktree capture card I see a deprecated live video but width Debian Sid the live video is good. Do you know why?

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Post by jameswilson » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:05 pm

i would expect this is because the newer kernel in your other distro correctly autodetected the card. If you know exactly what your card is, you will need to modify the modprobe.conf file in /etc/ to include the line

options bttv card=<card no>
i use 77 or 82 on the cards i have

James
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Post by denis76 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:55 pm

The card options are ok but my capture card width ZoneMinderLiveCd work not correctly. Why width Debian Sid my capture card work correctly?
I do not understand!

The kernel log of ZoneMinderLiveCd and Debian Sid are equals.


Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: Linux video capture interface: v1.00
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv: driver version 0.9.16 loaded
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:06.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 0000:02:06.0, irq: 193, latency: 64, mmio: 0xec200000
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv0: detected: Grandtec Grand X-Guard [card=103], PCI subsystem ID is 0304:0102
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv0: using: Grand X-Guard / Trust 814PCI [card=103,autodetected]
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv0: gpio: en=00000000, out=00000000 in=00ffffff [init]
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv0: using tuner=4
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv0: i2c: checking for TDA9887 @ 0x86... not found
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv0: registered device video0
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv0: registered device vbi0
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: btaudio: driver version 0.7 loaded [digital+analog]
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:06.1[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: btaudio: Bt878 (rev 17) at 02:06.1, irq: 193, latency: 64, mmio: 0xec201000
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: btaudio: using card config "default"
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: btaudio: registered device dsp0 [digital]
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: btaudio: registered device dsp1 [analog]
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: btaudio: registered device mixer0
Dec 5 23:44:13 localhost kernel: bt878: AUDIO driver version 0.0.0 loaded

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