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Fully Digital CCTV


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I've currently got four X-vision 520TVL analogue colour cameras connected to a 4-channel DVR, but the colour performance and the recorded quality aren't brilliant, so I've been thinking along the lines of upgrading to a fully digital system, (i.e. no D/A-A/D conversion, no video capture cards, no standalone DVR etc - digital all the way from the camera to the PC via USB), using off-the-shelf digital USB interface cameras such as the Sony DSC-H9, (x15 optical zoom & 8.2 megapixel), and a dedicated PC running Windows XP or Vista or Linux & v.big hard drive or more, (Raid). I build PCs, so the server's no problem and the cameras are off-the-shelf. That should give a system of unparalleled full 8 megapixel photographic quality, all maintained on a UPS for reliability.

The only problem is software - does anyone know of any Windows or Linux DVR software that will drive any good quality off the shelf, (e.g. Canon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji, Pentax or whatever), USB interface 5 megapixel+ digital stills cameras to give all the usual DVR display, record & control functions?

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