Using Analog Camera as Webcam on XP
Posted on 2010-01-10
I have an NTSC signal I want to stream from an older PC running XP using webcam server software. The PC has no FireWire ports, but does have a free PCI (not PCIe) slot. The way I see it, I have three options:
1) Buy an external analog encoder with a USB interface.
2) Put a video capture card in the PCI slot.
3) Put a FireWire card in the PCI slot and use the external analog to DV encoder I already have.
Given that I want to minimize the burden on this older PC and keep things running as smoothly and quickly as possible, what would be the best option?