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[DPRG] wireless video

Subject: [DPRG] wireless video
From: R. Steven Rainwater srainwater at ncc.com
Date: Fri Apr 3 11:03:50 CDT 2009

1080p jogged my memory. Pixavi announced a wireless HD video camera
called the Xcaster. I checked their page and they mention 1080p and 720p
here and there but the actual specs for the camera just say that it's
"HD" which could mean anything. It needs an 802.11g or 802.11n network
connection. The camera runs GNU/Linux too, which is kinda cool. The
press release says the price is $7950. Doesn't ship until May though.


On Thu, 2009-04-02 at 13:12 -0500, ed at okerson.com wrote:
> David,
> Any idea what kind of resolution they need?  Most of the 802.11 cameras
> are pretty low resolution (320x240) and the frame rate usually isn't very
> good (10-20 fps).  Many years ago I rigged up a small UHF transmitter to a
> camcorder and got reasonably good results with it.  A small local TV
> station used it for a roving reporter on the sidelines at High School
> football games.  But that was back in the days of analog TV. :)  Now days
> they probably want 1080p.
> Ed Okerson
> > One of the dance faculty here at SMU wants to have a dancing video
> > camera on stage in one of their productions.  Currently they do this
> > like in a TV studio with cables and a separate person to pull cable.
> > Anybody have experience with wireless video that would work for a
> > continuously moving camera in close range (maybe 100 feet max) to the
> > receiver?  Maybe one of those 802.11 boxes?  Thoughts?

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