Re: Correction: Re: Matrox Meteor frame grabber.
- Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:09:53 -0500
- From: Dan Ritter <dsr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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