Re: Multiple USB cameras
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 13:42:57 -0400
Edward Lee epl wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert E A Harvey) wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> > Has anyone tried to use multiple identical USB cameras on one Linux
> > box?
> > I have in mind a simple security device for my shed, with an Epia
> > motherboard (4 USB 2 ports). I reckon with 4 hubs I can connect 16
> > cheap cameras to one machine.
> We are also considering security cameras on site. However, USB cables
> are limited in length. We can't place the camerass too far away from
> machine. We are thinking about one to two cameras per machine, with
> several machines networked together.
You can get usb extenders, but they're expensive (see www.blackbox.com).
For distance, I'd go with regular ntsc cameras and coax cable and plug
those into some form of video converter near the computer.
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