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Re: [SLUG] Web CAMS
- To: Steven Kerr <linux.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Web CAMS
- From: Crossfire <xfire@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Feb 2 14:02:01 2002
- Cc: "slug@xxxxxxxxxxx" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Steven Kerr was once rumoured to have said:
> I am starting a project at my place of employment that requires the
> use of a WebCAM for monitoring Government controlled equipment
> Any information regarding the Logitech QuickCAM Express or the
> Creative Video Blaster WebCAM along the following lines would be
My advice would be to drop the webcams altogether, since they're
fairly crappy/low-quality devices.
Instead, get some cheap BT848 capture cards (one for each camera you
want to run), and buy security cameras (they retail for about $100-300
depending on capabilities without powersupply).
You can then drive these under Linux using Video4Linux like any other
webcam using the webcam or camE software to capture stills on a
predefined interval, but hopefully you'll get a much better image than
the webcams can provide.
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