Can I stream a wireless camera through wireless usb?
February 12, 2013
I was thinking of wireless cameras since the beginning of time and I've finally come to the decision of buying one. For me, there are two options: a camera that transmits to an rca/composite 2.4Ghz receiver which in turn is connected to a rca/composite to usb converter, or a camera that transmits to a 2.4Ghz USB receiver. In both cases, however, it seems like the stream must first be recorded by some program and that doesn't really fit useful applications for robotics. I want to process the data live with OpenCV and then relay information to the robot. Lastly, there's a wireless camera that communicates live through usb, but streams to some obscure robotics IDE which I don't plan on using: http://www.robotshop.com/ez-robot-2-4-ghz-wireless-camera-2.html.
Here's in case I decide to go with an RCA receiver: http://ca.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/USB-S-Video-and-Composite-Video-Capture-Device-Cable-with-Audio~SVID2USB2
Any help or comments on how you guys achieved to set up a wireless video link with a robot is awesome!
Meanwhile I'll explore what wireless webcams have to offer...