List of cameras with onboard video stream encoding
This list is entirely out of date as for example it contains the Hero 2 but not the Hero 3 and on board encoding has become much more common since it was created.
Transmitting a video stream across a network usually consumes comparably high amounts of bandwidth, especially when the video is recorded at a high resolution, such as 720p or 1080p. Webcam-based conversations however depend on small time delays between camera and receiver. Video streams are therefore usually compressed before transmission, preferably using efficient video codecs, like H.264. Video encoding on the other hand consumes high amounts of computing power, such that it is advantageous to make use of a dedicated hardware encoder for stream encoding.
This is a list of cameras with support for hardware-based, onboard video stream encoding:
|Manufacturer||Model||Connection||Typical application||Maximum resolution @ 30 fps||Onboard encoding||Linux support|
|Arecont Vision||AV2805||LAN||surveillance||1920 x 1080||H.264||-|
|Creative||Live! Cam inPerson 1080||USB 2.0||videochat||1920 x 1080||H.264||claimed|
|Creative||Live! Cam Connect HD||USB 2.0||videochat||1280 x 720||H.264||UVC1.1 only|
|Creative||Live! Cam Connect HD 1080||USB 2.0||videochat||1920 x 1080||H.264 (?)||claimed|
|GoPro||HD Hero 2||SD card||camcorder||1920 x 1080||H.264||-|
|HP||HD-5210||USB 2.0||videochat||1280 x 720 (?)||H.264||-|
|Logitech||C920||USB 2.0||videochat||1920 x 1080||H.264||yes, with patch|
|Logitech||C930e||USB 2.0 (3.0 ready)||videochat||1920 x 1080||H.264 (SVC + UVC 1.5)||?|
|Logitech||B990||USB 2.0||videochat||?||H.264||work in progress|
(Only cameras with codecs, which provide efficient compression, shall be listed.)
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