analog video compression cards, recommendations?

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analog video compression cards, recommendations?

Post by acme » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:20 pm

i know this sounds like a step backwards, but i have a couple of expensive analog cameras that i have not found replacements for in the ip world. i had been using a BlueCherry H480p 16 port card with some windows drivers in windows 7 and 10 until this #1903 update, now no matter how i try to install the drivers they end up crashing the pc and BlueCherry has quit windows support for them. so i am looking for a replacement card that will work in windows 10 and not cost an outrageous $$$.

FYI the cameras are true starlight cameras like the ones used to track meteors, they need .000001 candle light to see by. so on an overcast night this camera thinks its a full moon!

any ideas will be appreciated!

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Re: analog video compression cards, recommendations?

Post by TimG » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:38 pm

Hi Acme, no response from ipcamstalks [sic} then :lol:

I am still using a Euresys Picolo Pro 2 analogue card with the latest version of Win10 Pro 64 bit. They were second hand on Ebay, taken from a professional setup. They are a bit of a faff to set up, as you need to install "Multicam studio", and add a registry patch to get above 640 x 480 resolution. With that, I have 768 x 576 on two old cameras.

I recently figured out this would be the cheapest way to set up a door cam as well.

Blue Iris v5.2.9.5 | Win10 Pro x64 version 2004 | Dahua IPC-HDW5231R-ZE, Foscam R2, Ertech 4MP, 2 analogue cameras on Euresys Picolo Pro 2 | FX-8350 AMD Piledriver CPU, 32GB Ram, Multiple SSD and HD| Homeseer HS3(4) Pro | TVMosaic | Emby | DVBViewer |

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