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Composite camera capture resolution?

Question

I have NTSC composite cameras and a capture card. Works well since I upgraded to a BT capture board with one chip per camera.

I'm currently capturing 640x480. My camera has specs of 520 lines (probably optimistic). Am I gaining any resolution at all by capturing at 640?

Am I correct that 480 should always be used as the height to get maximum resolution?

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Environment

Motion version: 3.2.11
ffmpeg version:  
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: Ubuntu kernel 2.6.19

-- JonZeeff - 12 Nov 2008

Answer

Jon , you have to check your capture card specs ... but i bet that is adopted as standard for NTSC capture 480 horizontal lines, so it's max value for height

and 720 for width.

About NTSC video resolution

http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#3.4 ( 720x480 )

About lines of horizontal resolution ( TVL )

http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#3.4.1

Don't forget this :

http://web.archive.org/web/20071011235502/http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/vidres.htm

-- AngelCarpintero - 17 Nov 2008
Topic revision: r2 - 17 Nov 2008, AngelCarpintero
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