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Warrick
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



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