Gateworks would like to introduce software support for the AVC8000nano Mini-PCIe card on the Ventana Single Board Computers.
Figure 1: Screen capture of 8 analog cameras displayed on a monitor using the Gateworks Ventana SBC
Many applications, such as surveillance, require multipleanalog video inputs from cameras for monitoring. These cameras can then be displayed on an HDMI monitor or streamed over the network.
Figure 2: Eightanalog video cameras mounted in a circular fashion for a panoramic capture
Gateworks has added driver support for the AVC8000nano in it’s Yocto Linux board support package. This driver support will reveal 8 video interfaces in Linux, such as /dev/video0, /dev/video1, etc. These video interfaces can then be accessed using GStreamer.
Figure 3: The AVC8000nano installed on a Gateworks Ventana SBC with 8 analog cameras connected
The OpenCV software library could be used to stitch the different inputs together to create a seamless panorama.
For more information and example GStreamer pipelines on how to use this card, please visit our Software Wiki Page:
AVC8000nano Software Wiki Page
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