I am somewhat new to this field, but need to put together a system with the following requirements and was looking for some tips. First the software:
I need to capture live video to a PC while also logging some other timestamped data (position, temperature, pressure, etc) via a serial connection. The timestamping and some of the data is coming from a GPS and some other instruments.
I would like to record this video and data directly to the hard drive. Video captures may be up to several hours long (but probably very compressable). Video quality isn't extremely important.
I would like to be able to play back the video, while displaying the data captured at the time the video was taken.
Any video editing will be basic.
It would be nice to be able to capture more than one video stream at a time.
Now the hardware:
The good news is that we don't own it yet.
The bad news is that it will be used outdoors in a damp environment, so I'm thinking rack mounted or shoebox in a big pelican case with some sort of cooling system. Lower power use would be nice.