Transmitting 2 HD-SDI video streams over wireless
June 18, 2012
Hello all, I've got a problem I've been scratching my head on for a couple days and figured I see if anyone here can help.
Let me set the scene.
You have two high definition camera's onboard a robot that have HD-SDI (or HDMI) outputs.
You need to transmit these camera feeds to a laptop wirelessly to view.
You have a small "mini-PC" computer on the robot (similar to one of these http://www.stealth.com/littlepc.htm).
You can also have a wireless router on the robot (it's decent sized robot...about 2-3 feet long and ~60 lbs)
How would you go about it?
Only thing I've found is this http://store.teradek.com/products/cube_100 but it's $1700.
There's got to be a cheaper way to network HD-SDI or HDMI cameras. I know they make HD camera's that output GigE, but the ones I've found are about twice as big as the ones with HD-SDI. (GigE on the right, HD-SDI on the left)
You see, I'm mounting one camera on a robot's arm, and the other is on a pan-tilt unit. I'd like the camera's to be as small as possible, but I have a lot of room on the base of the robot for converters/routers and what not. Also, I'm aware of ExpressCard and PCLe card frame grabbers, but the computer I am getting won't be capable of using them.