Bluecherry PV-143

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Usage Information


The PV-143 video capture card from Bluecherry is a Linux compatible 4 input board with a 30 frame per second capture rate. This is meant to be used with up to 4 analog cameras with RCA or BNC connectors.

Supports image resolutions up to 720 * 576 (PAL) / 640 * 480(NTSC)

Video frame size up to 320 * 240 / 640*480 24bit true color (per camera)

Chipset: BT878 - read specifications of this chipset here

Camera Input: 4 (BNC) Video in

Video supported: NTSC/PAL

Watchdog Support: Yes - Hardware

Linux support: Yes, Kernel 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.6


This card has been used in Zoneminder video surveillance systems and therefore proven for use in Linux systems.

It comes with a LiveCD for support.

Note that there is no TV capability for this card -- it is meant to be used with analog security cameras with BNC or RCA connectors.


It is plug and play with the mentioned Linux kernels.


Approximately $45.