Analog Video Input to Jetson tk1

hellow every1,
i want to input analog video from an analog camera to the development board,encode it using h.264 and then output the video on the HDMI port…i need some mechanism to input analog video to the board…cant find a solution…is there any way out??..
your help is highly appreciated…
best regards
Ali

you don’t need Jetson for that, you need Analog Devices ADV7xxx chip and a simple MCU for image .264 processing. Jetson is over kill on that application

thanx allen for your reply…bro!i need jetson for other applications as well…my whole system consists of other modules as well…h.264 will be part of the whole system…can i find a method to input analog video into jetson???

The easiest way is to get either a USB 2.0/3.0 capture device, or a PCI-E capture device.
You can purchase adapters to connect desktop PCI-E cards into the Jetson if needed.

thanku bill…this is exactly what i was thinking…the constraint here is that i shall be receiving video in the analog PAL format…have to convert it either to USB or PCI-E interface to be processed

i have been able to find a solution here apparently…
the idea was to find a usb based analog video input module that has driver support in linux since tegra can run linux…and i stumbled onto this…the following link lists a number of sources that have their driver support under “video for linux” umbrella

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Video_via_USB

Yes you can use USB 2.0, USB 3.0, or mini-PCIe analog video capture cards. But just because it is supported by Video4Linux doesn’t guarantee it will be supported by Linux4Tegra without some hacks (ie: either it will work instantly, or it will require firmware to be copied to the “/lib/firmware” folder, or it will require the firmware as well as compiling your own custom Linux kernel).

I linked to an analog capture card using one of each of these options near the top of http://elinux.org/Jetson/Cameras, but I haven’t actually tested any of these. If anyone manages to test one then please post the results here. (If it works then I’ll update the Wiki, and if it fails then I’ll get the details off you and try to make sure it works in the next release of L4T that is coming soon).

thanx shervin…do let me know if you come across a working analog camera with linux for tegra…i am an engineer on a budget and i cant experiment with different cameras after buying them…i came on this forum so that i can rely on a working solution so that i am sure before i am all set to buy that equipment…once this camera input issue is done…i would want to make sure how does jetson fare on that video by applying h.264 compression using its built in video codecs modules…
thanx again and looking forward for that wiki page to be updated soon
best regards
ali

thanx shervin…do let me know if you come across a working analog camera with linux for tegra…i am an engineer on a budget and i cant experiment with different cameras after buying them…i came on this forum so that i can rely on a working solution so that i am sure before i am all set to buy that equipment…once this camera input issue is done…i would want to make sure how does jetson fare on that video by applying h.264 compression using its built in video codecs modules…
thanx again and looking forward for that wiki page to be updated soon
best regards
ali

Hi ali,

have you succeded in acquiring analog video? I’m going to make a system really similar to yours and I’d like to know if you found a good PCIe video grabber.

Thank you
Walter

I have the Sensoray 1012 working with the jetson. Not a robust mechanical fit; and did require a few kernel configurations and a small driver change (which I flowed back to Sensoray) b

Looks like https://www.sensoray.com/Mini_PCIe_Raw_Video_Capture_1012.htm is it, cool!
I will pick one up also and try it out with some NTSC cameras.
Could you perhaps post your configuration changes and patch?

If the type of input signal is PAL, you can use EasyCAP Device to grab analog input.
Search easycap in this forum, then you can find my answer.

i stopped looking and shifted my energies to another project…well i am back but this time i want to do H.265 encoding and decoding on TX-1…and ADV7280 has captured my attention…can i interface ADV7280 CSI output with jetson?

I bought a Sensoray 1012.
The drivers provided by Sensoray ars password protected and for now they did not respond to my password request.

I tried to build several open source drivers I found around, but so far the best I managed to do is crashing the tk1 kernel…

@XPav: Can you tell me which driver you used, and where I can find it ?
@dusty_nv: Did you tried it and managed to make it work properly ?

Thank you

Did you get any reply from sensoray?

Just got delivery of my Sensoray mini pcie analog video input card.

Please can you provide information of how you got it to work with TK1?

Got this one to work with Jetson TK1.

https://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/1421

Is this video capture card compatible on a Jetson TK1?
What about the SENSORRAY Model 1012? (http://www.sensoray.com/Mini_PCIe_Raw_Video_Capture_1012.htm)

I should capture a composite video (CVBS, PAL - color - 542x582),
do you have some suggestion?

Thanks!