Network Camera

Is it possible to use Network Cameras as VideoInput in gamma ?
for an outdoor installation / video tracking with some distance from cams to computer IP cams would be great to use.

Not sure what camera you are using, if they support rtsp stream, yes
The VLC node did not pick up the RTSP stream, so I fix it with python

Basicaly vvvv calls a python script, that open a rtsp stream, and puts that video on a spout sender
by using the executor node you can pass the parameters from gamma of the stream url and the spoutName

If this work for you, let me pull up a mwe of this and I post it latter

thanks asdresc4!
i do not yet have the camera.
was trying to find out which cams could work.
would rather go with some used cams.
which model worked for you ?

It depends on your needs
If low latency is not necessary, any security cameras will work out just fine, most of them offer RTSP network output, specially taking the advance of POE , just 1 wire installation and you can do long runs of almost 100m on utp cables.

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do you have any experience with more than one stream ?
i would need max. 4 streams in low resolution (eg. 640x480)
back in the day there where this devices that combined a couple of cameras into one 2x2 or 3x3 grid on one stream…

i just tried the NDI output that VLC offers and that worked pretty nice to bring over a video stream to VVVV using VL.IO.NDI.
so if you can open your IP cam stream with VLC it should be quite easy to pipe it over to VVVV this way.

Just to report back: i work with 2 Panasonic AW-HE40 cameras. had to buy NDI|HX support. for now it works flawless with around 500 ms delay (didn’t measure it, it feels like half a second)
I am running gamma on 2020 MacBook Pro, with Win10.
In tryouts i discovered that NDI works better on “real” PC’s for opaque reasons i was not able to send NDI from the macbook to another computer in vvvv (it worked in the NDI Software though).
Thanks for the nuget!