The TV Card Page

On this page you can specify which TV card should be used to provide the raw video data, with what resolution and frame rate. Remember that a higher resolution and higher frame rate will produce more data, requiring more processing power and more network bandwidth.

The TV Norm field allows you to choose to receive either PAL or NTSC data from the TV card.

The Video Source field allows you to choose between multiple inputs, if the TV card supports more than one. For instance, you may see choices for Television, Composite or S-Video.

The Device drop-down choice lets you choose a different TV card. If no such TV card exists then you will see a warning on this page. If a valid TV card device is chosen then a description of that TV card will be shown on this page.

The Size drop-down choice lets you choose a resolution supported by the selected TV card. Flumotion will then take raw video data from the TV card at that resolution.

The Frame Rate drop-down choice lets you choose the number of frames per second supported by the selected TV card at the selected resolution.

The worker drop-down choice allows you to choose what computer this component should run on, for instance if the camera is attached to a different computer that is available via the network. This allows you to distribute tasks across several server computers. See the Deployment chapter to learn how to create extra workers. The Configuration Assistant would then offer these workers in the drop-down choice after connecting to their manager.

See also the tvcard-producer component reference documentation.

Figure E.12. The Configuration Assistant's TV Card Page

The Configuration Assistant's TV Card Page