System Marries HD Video Capture and Recording with Metadata Support
Video is without question a key tactical and strategic tool for warfighters. And with high-resolution cameras on one end of the signal chain, and high-resolution displays on the other, the pressure in on the video capture phase to not be a bottleneck. Fortunately the military embedded computing industry offers a range of solutions using different form factors and processing to meet the needs these applications. These range from XMC modules to complete video management systems with recording and distribution capability. Even for SWaP (size, weight and power)-constrained systems like UAVs and ground vehicles, modular solutions provide the building blocks to meet tough requirements. Video capture is also often part of sophisticated systems for battlefield analysis and situation awareness-sometimes in real time and sometimes for post-processing analysis. Because they’re not apples to apples kind of products, each were judged for their own merits for the scope of this article.