Where do start with embedded video?

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    • #95657
      AvatarApple
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      My brother recently asked me how difficult it would be to design a product that could continually record fairly low quality video and store the last few hours in some form of internal memory. I have never done any development with video before. Where would be a good place to start my design?

      Do you have any suggestions for an MCU?
      http://www.kynix.com/Detail/62548/MCU08050C1000FP500.html

      What would be the best camera type to use to keep the project as simple as possible?

      What format would be best to store the video in?

      Would I need a video codec or is that only need for a device that supports playback? This device would probably just need to be able to transfer the video to a PC for playback.

      Any insight you can offer would be much appreciated!

      ADDED: I find the digital key of CMOS image sensor , and I see that there are several on there made by a company called OmniVision. These data sheets say that “The captured data can be transferred either by a standard parallel digital video port (DVP) or by a single-land MIPI high-speed serial interface”.
      Unfortunately I have never heard of either of those. How do you go about getting that into an image file? using C?

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      palladini971palladini971
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      Where is going to be putting the Camera, Indoors or Outdoors? You can buy a security system that comes with it’s own DVR device.
      This is from a store in Canada, but is looking for something like this – http://www.factorydirect.ca/Canada-Ontario-/Electronics_Home___Office/Security___Surveillance/Electronics_Home___Office_Security___Surveillance/SW0845/PRO-T845_SWANN_PRO-T845_4PK_720P_PRO_HD_SECURITY_CAMERAS_-_UP_TO_66FT_/0

      Or this – http://www.factorydirect.ca/Canada-/Electronics-Home-Office/Security-Surveillance/Security-Camera-Systems/UN4211/WDVR4-2HDD-Uniden-Wdvr4-2-Hdd-Wireless-1-Tb-Dvr-W-2-Cameras-050633406007/0

    • #216326
      AvatarJackWolcott
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      Any camera that has a firewire, USB3 or HDMI output; record to a dedicated hard drive in your computer via a video capture card. For details Google “how to capture video from camera to computer.”

    • #72037655
      roseyshere1roseyshere1
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      Well, I also recommend one particular online project that covers all reliable security products, it was very useful for me when I decided to move to another state – I have some pretty valuable cameras and my personal raw video footage collection. This project is called securinghome – I still dig some articles from here as I plan to install additional security systems in my house.

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