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Re: Surveillance



A friend suggested. 

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On Fri, 01 Oct 2004 11:40:02 -0700, Rick Stevens
<rstevens vitalstream com> wrote:
> Paul wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> >>I need recommendations on equipment suitable to capture such action at a
> >>distance of 200 feet. Audio only at night would suffice as long as we
> >>can show video and audio of similar events during broad day light. The
> >>audio is the part that concerns me. I may have to have the equipment
> >>outdoors to get good audio.
> >
> >
> > Video camera with a date on while recording. Recording into PC with some
> > form of date stamp and pgp signature, encode to some format of your
> > choice.
> >
> > Failing that, a couple of webcams (you can get them with pretty decent
> > lens now) pointing at the neighbours house which are sound/light
> > triggered.
> 
> D-Link's larger webcams use standard C-mount lenses, meaning that
> they're capable of accepting any standard video lens including
> telephoto.  Barring that, get a video card such as the Hauppage or
> AverMedia and use a standard video camera with the appropriate lens.
> 
> You'd probably want a gun- or parabolic-style mic, as these are highly
> directional and quite sensitive.  Visit your local electronic store
> and find one that will work with your sound card or video card.
> 
> For recording software, you could try VLC, MPlayer or any other free
> PVR software that works with Linux and handles V4L.  A google search
> should reveal a bunch of them.  Many webcams now come with surveillance
> software, although it's usually Windows-based.  Depending on the
> package, it might run under Wine.  If you have VMware, all the better.
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