USB Extender for live capture
I am a new user to Isadora but I am loving it so far!
I have a project coming up where I want at least two video outputs, as well as a monitor for the system program (so 3 outputs really).
My graphics card already has a DVI output and a HDMI output built into it. therefore I plan on using the HDMI for the program control monitor and a DualHead2Go on the DVI (to VGA) output to get two actual outputs on the stage.
My question is.... I want to utilize video capture and the easiest way seems to be with my USB webcam. However, I want to be about 10m away from it! so does anyone recommend a decent USB extender that should do me? I'm assuming powered will be better.
Thanks clever people.
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It depends on your budget. I'm partial to this one by Gefen:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001RJ5FJY/ref=asc_df_B001RJ5FJY2077829?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B001RJ5FJY&hvpos=1o1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3292484801985486859&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=If you don't want to spend that kind of money, this one should work:With the latter type of extender, you are going to want to insert a powered USB hub between the webcam and the extender cable such as this one:http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=103&cp_id=10307&cs_id=1030702&p_id=5328&seq=1&format=2
I have used the active USB extenders like monoprice many times. These work without a problem 10m. I have used 3 of them daisy chained. While the powered USB hub may be beneficial I have not needed it. These work fine without it.Be aware of cheap cat5>USB extenders. These are OK for mouse and keyboard, but can not handle video bandwidth. So if you want that then buy quality like Gefen.
I would recommend checking KVMSwitchTech. They offer a wide range of USB Extender solutions. I have used a few of their unit in the past and they worked well for my application.
Hi,I was using [belkin home base](http://www.belkin.com/uk/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=505301) for using "far away" usb devices.It worked quite well for me. But I know that there are some limitations with to high res. cameras.BestMehdi
For the price, I'll try a cheaper active one at first, and go from there!