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October 1, 2016 at 8:44 pm #745
A discussion of requested feature enhancements for the PiCapture products
We are interested in any ideas for new features or functions that would allow the PiCapture products to support additional applications or solve a customer problem. Please let us know!
October 1, 2016 at 8:46 pm #746
- This topic was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by mwlinder.
1080i Video Processing
We have received a request for 1080i video processing:
the reason why this is important to me is because for the longest time, EDIROL had only one high end video mixer the V440HD and it’s maximum output is 1080i, and a very popular model of camera is the SONY HDR series notably the FX1, FX7, and similar models that record to HDV tapes like the HVR-Z1U those where the cream of the crop for semi-pro’s during many years until the DSLR became the replacement with tapeless transform. My friend here in montreal is the chief production in charge of Radio-Canada and CBC stations tells me there are still a lot of uses for interlaced footage and that many countries around the world still produce content that is interlaced even for broadcast.(pretty much everywhere except north america, and large modern cities around the globe) In other to allow them to continue to use their precious gear, the mixer (Edirol V440HD) was going around 10K and the cameras i mentioned around 8K (FX7 5K) many churches and documentary producer still have a lot of equipment going around using component as the interface (YPbPr) Having a system like yours to enable them to move their workflow to a pi or even create their own solutions as DIY upgrades to capture the signal into the computer.October 2, 2016 at 1:54 pm #748
We have had a request for support for 240p video on the PiCapture SD1, which is the format used by many games on older game consoles (N64, etc.) Would this be important to many people?March 30, 2017 at 6:42 pm #1075daverbParticipant
My immediate thought on seeing your product was to use it as a video converter for zx spectrum and Amiga machines, but there are much cheaper “boxes” available and would need to explore how I can tweak it to different needs… maybe 50-60hz conversion in future (I have mixed US/U.K. Systems as many Amiga fans do due to add on availability)
ThanxSeptember 19, 2017 at 9:19 am #1364
I would like to see support for lower frame rates.
e.g. 1080p25 / 1080p30 1080p23.98
I use 1080P25 quite often.September 19, 2017 at 9:21 am #1365
I would also like to second support for interlaced formats – or at the very least the ability to capture one field of the frame.
i.e. to capture 1920x1080i60 as 1920x1080p30 ( discarding one of the frames )September 19, 2017 at 9:23 am #1366
I’ll be using your product with a Pi3 to provide titling overlay on a live video stream.
Also I’d like to try using the GL features of the Pi to place the captured video as a textured surface – for example rotoscoping or a virtual studio.
( See the raspistill teapot GL example )October 10, 2017 at 4:14 pm #1408oralbertrParticipant
I would love to see sleeping mode implemented in RiCapture to slow down the clock and sleep if no active video signal is detected. Also, it would be nice to have ability to power on/off RiCapture completely from the software (i.e. pivideo command).
-albertrOctober 10, 2017 at 4:55 pm #1409Al TestaniKeymaster
Thanks for the feature ideas.
The current PiCapture hardware doesn’t allow for sleep mode or power switching. In a future hardware revision we may consider a sleep mode and a PiVideo command to turn off the PiCapture. It isn’t practical to use PiVideo to turn PiCapture on without a major change that would keep some portion of PiCapture still powered to receive and act on the PiVideo power on command.October 1, 2018 at 7:22 pm #1785w.tukisParticipant
I’d like to see a display port version of the board made.
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