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    +1 from me also - I'm by no means a software...

    +1 from me also - I'm by no means a software engineer so a very basic guide on how to do this would be useful...

    Karam - if you see this, I wonder if you've considered building 'smart speaker'...
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    I've ordered an IEI PCIe IVCE-C604 card, which...

    I've ordered an IEI PCIe IVCE-C604 card, which has 64bit drivers. I'll report on progress once I have it. I looked at the Geovision cards and they seemed quite expensive. I think the real issue is...
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    Recommended video capture cards?

    Hello folks

    I've just discovered that my ivc200 does not have any drivers compatible with win7 x64. This is inconvenient as my new cortex PC is running this OS. I'm pretty sure that decent x64...
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    Thanks Karam... and sorry folks for the very...

    Thanks Karam... and sorry folks for the very delayed reply.

    i was actually looking to reduce the load on (and ultimately the size of) my server by devolving the encoding to the cameras themselves...
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    H264 IP Cameras?

    Hello Folks

    Seems like ages since my last post (it was!)

    Just wondering if Cortex will ever be capable of accepting H264 streams - it seems MJPEG is becoming less common now and it might make...
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    That's correct - 4 camera objects, and each one...

    That's correct - 4 camera objects, and each one has it's own video configuration settings, which have to be re-entered when cortex restarts, or of course when the PC reboots. Why would cortex lose...
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    Sorry to resurrect this old thread but I'm...

    Sorry to resurrect this old thread but I'm *still* struggling on, and my problem has evolved somewhat....

    So I capitulated and bought an IVC-200 capture board - and encoding is better (but still...
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    Hi Karam As mentioned its a 'Chinese Special'...

    Hi Karam

    As mentioned its a 'Chinese Special' from ebay using 4 x Philips SAA7134 capture chips, each capable of 25fps PAL capture or 30fps NTSC. The 713x series is pretty standard fare in the...
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    Just a brief update on my troubleshooting work -...

    Just a brief update on my troubleshooting work - unfortunately it's led to nothing, but the extra information might help in finding a solution.
    I've tried reducing the frame rates down to 5fps,...
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    Well spotted! Now that you've pointed it out it's...

    Well spotted! Now that you've pointed it out it's so obvious..

    I've just checked some other clips, and they all have the same symptom - seconds are being recorded as minutes...

    I wonder if this...
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    Hi Guys Thanks for your suggestions... In...

    Hi Guys

    Thanks for your suggestions...

    In terms of PC performance, the server is running with a 64bit dual core Athlon, with 2Gb Ram and a fast HDD. I'm encoding 768x576@25fps using Xvid at...
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    Hi Viv Yes - unfortunately the same result I'm...

    Hi Viv

    Yes - unfortunately the same result I'm afraid. I ran with ASF for a while but I think the root cause is something to do with the fact that the 'Time' thingy is running away with itself......
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    Video Encoding is driving me mad!

    Hello Folks

    Apologies for the melodramatic thread title, but I have an issue with video encoding in Cortex that I hope you can provide suggestions for. I've been fiddling with this, on and off for...
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    Faulty SLD?

    Hello Folks

    I've just had a halogen bulb connected to a SLD dimmer blow, and I have replaced it with a new one. No joy - the light doesn't come on, and I get 2 alternating flashing LEDs. I checked...
  15. Just a little bit of self promotion - I did this...

    Just a little bit of self promotion - I did this some time ago...

    http://nodeone.blogspot.com/2009/06/doorbellcamera-microphone.html

    Only 1 way audio, but it's interfaced with my TV via a...
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    Hello Folks Just getting back to the OP I...

    Hello Folks

    Just getting back to the OP

    I was kind of expecting the auto update option on Cortex to work -but I'm still on 24.4.7 and Cortex reports that it's up to date.

    So - for a manual...
  17. Thanks Karam Fair point re 'unroutine' events...

    Thanks Karam

    Fair point re 'unroutine' events etc....

    However, as I'm sure you know and will of course attest to ;-) - most of the time - Cortex is rock solid, as is its pulse count facility....
  18. Electricity/Gas Meter Monitoring and Reporting

    Folks

    I've successfully had Cortex monitoring my gas and electric consumption for some time now, using a photodiode for the electric meter, and an IR emitter/reciever for the gas meter, both...
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    Thanks for the responses, folks - interesting...

    Thanks for the responses, folks - interesting comments...


    The tracking does work well - I can walk around the house with my laptop connected to the server via RDP and watch the room presence...
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    Presence Conundrum...

    Hello again folks.

    Hopefully some of the more adept Cortex people out there will have an answer to this one - or indeed there may be just a really obvious answer that I'm staring in the face!...
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    Thanks Karam - when I get a chance I'll have a go...

    Thanks Karam - when I get a chance I'll have a go with the webcam. I did try ASF and whilst the CPU usage wasn't as high, the quality of recording wasn't high enough so I'll stick with MJPEG.
    I...
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    Hi Karam CPU usage runs at about 30-40% on...

    Hi Karam

    CPU usage runs at about 30-40% on idle (from the Cortex process), and when viewing fullscreen video, it jumps up to 90%. Interestingly, when viewing fullscreen and hitting the record...
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    Reccomended video codecs for Cortex

    Hello chaps

    Just wondering what codecs you guys are using for your video capture - I'm currently using the MJPEG video compressor @640x480, for on the fly capture. This pumps up my dual CPU usage...
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    I get a similar issue whereby both audio and...

    I get a similar issue whereby both audio and speech fail to work after an RDP session - locally log back into the 2k3 server and everything works again....
    Which leads me on to another question - I...
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    Chris - blog updated.... Sorry for the delay:o

    Chris - blog updated.... Sorry for the delay:o
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