I starting a new project where I need to record video (and optionally audio) with a small camera (no need of high quality video record), convert the video do a known format, like MPEG, AVI or other who require less disk space (mp4, flv etc). I need to store them to a microSD card, hard disk or other storage device (I think that microSd is the easiest way and more practical). The recorded videos will be watched on a PC when required, by removing the storage from the electronic device and connecting it to a PC.
My doubt is: Which dedicated ICs could be used to to the job of reading the camera frames (and maybe a mic), convert the camera frames to a known format (avi, mpeg etc) and store it as a movie file in the SDcard or hard disk???
An IC triggered by a microcontroler would be great. Or maybe a development board with all necessary components assembled (camera, mic, converter IC, microcontroller, microsd device and others). Somebody know a development board who do that?
I'm searching for such ICs. I can buy all the necessary components for this project on DIGIKEY (preferentially), because every month I buy some components from them.
CAMERA + MIC (optional) DEDICATED IC??? MICROSD CARD or HARD DISK
Preferentially, the dedicated IC will have IO pins to communicate with a microcontroller and could do the following:
- Interface with a camera and a MIC (optional)
- Convert the camera frames to a know video format (avi, mpeg, etc)
- Store video file in the microSD card or hard disk
The dedicated IC could be also substituted by a video encoder + video compressor, in separeted ICs.
Somebody have suggestions of dedicated ICs for this project?
Or maybe some easier methods to implement this project?
Thanks in advance.
Post edited by esm.
on 19-02-2012 23:35
i recall that when searching the Texas Instrument site the following :
What you are asking for is rather detailed in a wide range of capabilities - so if the above is not sufficient - you can search that web site or others for similar less capable systems.
Texas Instruments do have development boards - generally by Spectrum Digital.