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Re: Correction: Re: Matrox Meteor frame grabber.




On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 03:44:54PM -0800, peter@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> *	From: Dan Ritter 
> > This is an input-only card, ...
> 
> > Hardware has become much cheaper and more powerful ...
> 
> > To see the kernel docs on supported devices, ...
> 
> Thanks Dan.  Will check PC Galore and eBay. 
> 
> The objective is to capture composite video from a microscope mounted 
> camera.  Capabilities beyond NTSC may not help. 
> 
> I've never used a frame grabber in Linux.  What software 
> is opened to see the image?

The Video4Linux2 project (integrated into the kernel for years)
provides a generic interface for cameras and other video input.
Basically, you should only buy a device with a V4L2 driver, and
then everything will work with it. In realtime, one of the best
viewers is VLC.

You might want a Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150. They are pretty high
quality PCI cards with input for composite and cable tuners.
These days I expect that they run about $15 or so. Everybody
want ATSC...

-dsr-