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Analog Video to JPG Image Conversion

Question asked by mlilly@gwscientific.com on Sep 16, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2010 by mlilly@gwscientific.com

Hello,

 

I have an application were we want to use an underwater cmos camera in Antarctica, at a remote ice pack station. Only have 12V battery and Iridium Satellite transmission. Need to find a device (if one exists) that will take analog video and convert (on a trigger signal) a jpg image, which we need to store on a data logger.

 

The camera being considered is a http://www.crustcrawler.com/products/cameras/index.php?prod=70

 

We are interfacing to a Campbell Scientific data logger (CR1000): http://www.campbellsci.com/cr1000

 

Though we may be able to use in IP interface device if needed: http://www.campbellsci.com/nl100

 

In the past we have used an ADVC image converter to take underwater cameras, convert the signal, record to a digital camcorder, but this was a manned application, not remote: http://www.grassvalley.com/products/advc110

 

So, looking for a Analog Video signal -> Digital JPG Image Converter where the "snap" of the image conversion can be controlled.

 

Thanks for any input, for an example site in the North Pole (but no underwater), see: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/np2002/gallery_np_instruments.html

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