View Full Version : Video capture and memory limitations

02-15-2006, 12:56 AM
Dear List Members

Like many others, we are looking into setting up a low cost kinematics lab
(specifically for human whole body motion analysis).

We are currently investigating whether Matlab can be used to capture images
from 5 digital cameras (cheap commercial miniDV cams), connected to Pinnacle
video capture boards (firewire 400Mbps). Currently we are only able to
capture about 100 frames (720 x 576pixels) before we encounter memory
problems, using a fairly fast PC (3.8GHz, 2Gb RAM).

I would therefore like to enquire whether anyone has encountered a similar
problem and has either found a solution using Matlab, or using some other
video capture software (preferable software that enables access to video
file from other applications).

Thanks in advance


Warrick McKinon
Exercise Laboratory
School of Physiology
Wits Medical School
South Africa