Bluecherry PV-155

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The PV-155 video capture card from Bluecherry is a Linux compatible 16 input board with a 120 frame per second capture rate. This is meant to be used with up to 16 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

Camera Input: 16 (BNC to serial) Video in

Video supported: NTSC/PAL

Watchdog Support: Yes - Hardware

Linux support: Yes, Kernel 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.6

PCI, 5 volt slot (not 3.3V)

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.

I had to do the following to use all 4 ports(I could only use 2 ports=8 cameras through plug and play): run as root: modprobe bttv card=77,77,77,77 add to /etc/modprobe.conf: options bttv card=77,77,77,77 You can google it ;)

For clarification, you mentioned this card is plug and play with the above Linux kernels, but is it plug and play with LinuxMCE? And did you have it working in LinuxMCE?


Approximately $170.