Difference between revisions of "iPi Recorder System Requirements for Multiple PS Eye Cameras Configuration"

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* Computer (desktop or laptop):
 
* Computer (desktop or laptop):
 
** ''CPU:'' x86 compatible (Intel Pentium 4 or higher, AMD Athlon or higher, 2GHz), dual- or quad- core is preferable
 
** ''CPU:'' x86 compatible (Intel Pentium 4 or higher, AMD Athlon or higher, 2GHz), dual- or quad- core is preferable
** ''Operating system:'' Windows 8 / 7 / Vista SP2, x86 or x64
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** ''Operating system:'' Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
 
** ''USB'': at least two USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 '''controllers'''
 
** ''USB'': at least two USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 '''controllers'''
**: For more info see [[USB controllers]]
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**: For more info see [[Cameras and Accessories#USB controllers|USB controllers]]
**:{{Important|Kinect 2 for Windows, Kinect for Xbox One requires USB 3.0 controller. Kinect SDK 2.0 currently supports only single sensor on one PC.}}
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** ''ExpressCard'' or ''eSATA'' slot (for laptops)
 
** ''ExpressCard'' or ''eSATA'' slot (for laptops)
 
**: Optional, but highly recommended. It allows to install external USB controller in case of compatibility issues between cameras and built-in USB controllers, or if all USB ports are in fact connected to a single USB controller
 
**: Optional, but highly recommended. It allows to install external USB controller in case of compatibility issues between cameras and built-in USB controllers, or if all USB ports are in fact connected to a single USB controller
 
** ''Storage system'': HDD or SSD or RAID with write speed:
 
** ''Storage system'': HDD or SSD or RAID with write speed:
*** For 4 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 70,4 MByte/sec
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*** For 4 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 17 MByte/sec
*** For 6 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 105,6 MByte/sec
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*** For 6 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 25 MByte/sec
*** For 8 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 140,8 MByte/sec
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*** For 8 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 35 MByte/sec
{{Note|If your write speed is lower, you can work with 320 x 240 resolution and/or lower frame rate. Alternatively, you can use compressed mode (that gives 3-5 times lower required write speed, but the CPU performance may become a bottleneck)}}
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*** For 12 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 50 MByte/sec
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*** For 16 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 70 MByte/sec
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{{Note|These numbers are valid for "background subtraction" compression mode (default compression mode for PS Eye cameras in [[iPi Recorder]]). But this compression involves additional CPU load. If your CPU is a bottleneck, you can use non-compressed mode that gives 3-5 times higher required write speed, but the CPU load will be reduced.}}
 
* 3 to 8 [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VTQ3LU/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwipisoftcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B000VTQ3LU Sony PlayStation Eye for PS3] cameras.
 
* 3 to 8 [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VTQ3LU/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=wwwipisoftcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B000VTQ3LU Sony PlayStation Eye for PS3] cameras.
** for more info see [[Cameras and accessories#Cameras]]
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** for more info see [[Cameras and Accessories#Cameras]]
 
* 4 to 12 [http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=active+USB+2.0+extension+cable&x=14&y=22 active USB 2.0 extension cables] (depending on number of cameras and scene set-up)
 
* 4 to 12 [http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=active+USB+2.0+extension+cable&x=14&y=22 active USB 2.0 extension cables] (depending on number of cameras and scene set-up)
 
* Optional: tripods to place cameras
 
* Optional: tripods to place cameras
** for more info see [[Cameras and accessories#Tripods]]
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** for more info see [[Cameras and Accessories#Tripods]]
* Mini Maglite (or other flashlight) for calibration  
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* Sony Move controller or Mini Maglite or other flashlight with candle mode for calibration  
** for more infor see [[Cameras and accessories#Mini Maglite (or other flashlight) for calibration]]
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** for more info see [[Cameras and Accessories#Mini Maglite (or other flashlight) for calibration]]
 
* Minimum required space: 4m by 4m (13 by 13 feet)
 
* Minimum required space: 4m by 4m (13 by 13 feet)

Latest revision as of 12:25, 9 October 2017

  • Computer (desktop or laptop):
    • CPU: x86 compatible (Intel Pentium 4 or higher, AMD Athlon or higher, 2GHz), dual- or quad- core is preferable
    • Operating system: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • USB: at least two USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 controllers
      For more info see USB controllers
    • ExpressCard or eSATA slot (for laptops)
      Optional, but highly recommended. It allows to install external USB controller in case of compatibility issues between cameras and built-in USB controllers, or if all USB ports are in fact connected to a single USB controller
    • Storage system: HDD or SSD or RAID with write speed:
      • For 4 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 17 MByte/sec
      • For 6 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 25 MByte/sec
      • For 8 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 35 MByte/sec
      • For 12 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 50 MByte/sec
      • For 16 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 70 MByte/sec
Note.png
Note: These numbers are valid for "background subtraction" compression mode (default compression mode for PS Eye cameras in iPi Recorder). But this compression involves additional CPU load. If your CPU is a bottleneck, you can use non-compressed mode that gives 3-5 times higher required write speed, but the CPU load will be reduced.