[CentOS] OT: hardware: blackmagic video capture cards

Thu Mar 16 21:18:42 UTC 2017
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Bruce Ferrell wrote:
> On 3/16/17 11:12 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> Hi, folks,
>>     I'm still trying to find a video capture card that won't crash Dell
>> servers, and ran across a Blackmagic BDLKDUO2 DeckLink Duo 2. It claims
>> to support Linux. I'm also seeing, in the few non-Blabkmagic or sales
>> pages I can find, that they like "binary blobs". I also haven't been
>> able to find anything about o/s or library requirements.
>>     Has anyone run across these cards, or know anything at all about
>> them?

>> All we're doing with them is running a few video cameras in for
>> surveillance of our secure rooms, no audio, nothing fancy, with the
>> motion package reading the input.
> Blackmagic support is sketchy at best.
> I'd have to say they allegedly support Linux.
> I got one of the USB 3 units that claimed Linux support and was told
> "nuh uh" with not even an attempt to find a way to make it go.
> Find something different.
Thanks muchly. That's what I needed to know. *sigh*