Hello Warrick,

I am currently fighting a similar problem with Matlab. I have been able to get
up to 300-400 frames captured but that was by means of logging data directly to
disk as an avi (this is a slow process however taking up to 3minutes to write
the data to disk).

Please let me know if you find a better solution and I'll do the same.

Many thanks,
Tilak

Tilak Dutta
Univeristy of Toronto
416-925-9273

Quoting Warrick :

> 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
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