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[D I Y] 2 Camera Video Recorder

Discussion in 'Electronic Projects Design/Ideas/Reviews' started by Electroenthusiast, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Electroenthusiast

    Electroenthusiast Member

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    I was sitting with no work, and an idea flashed into my mind. I have few junk web cameras, microSD cards and an Arduino Micro. What i intend to do is to record a video from two cameras set in different directions at a very low fps (framerate), and use a good compression video codec for the purpose. I would like to store this recordings in a MicroSD card. I dont want to record any audio, the video should be generated as one file where video from 2 cameras should be clubbed to gether to form a video side by side.

    I also want to access this storage or live video from my computer, through a wifi. Any help?

    Video Specs:
    Resolution: VGA
    FPS: 1frame/10 sec
    Nightvision LED
    Storage: MicroSD
    Connectivity: Wifi
    Audio: NO
    Compression Type: X264 or any.
    Video Size: Split Files
    Time Stamp on Video: Yes
     
  2. picbits

    picbits Well-Known Member

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    Skip the Arduino idea, grab a Raspberry Pi and use that. You can use Linux, a program called mjpeg-streamer and a wireless dongle for the communications.
     
  3. Electroenthusiast

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    Well, i wanted to use my old Arduino Micro. Nevertheless, what advantage will Raspberry Pi give, i have never used it before.
     
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  5. picbits

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    The chances are your Arduino wouldn't have enough memory to efficiently write a driver to control the USB for one webcam let alone be able to perform all the functions you require. The Raspberry Pi is effectively a small all in one PC for around £25 which will run Linux, has plenty of accessible I/O, a network port, a HDMI socket, it can support full 1080p video, two USB ports, onboard camera port, SD card socket and much more.

    Do a Google on it and have a read through - great for anything that doesn't requite too much processing power.
     

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