Is it possible to transform my Raspberry Pi 2 model B into a capture card, I now know it will not be able to record 1080p in 60fps but it can be a fun project.

Can I do it using a mix of C#/C++ and Python or is it possible at all?

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Raspberry PI 2 Model B running Rasbpian.

Main PC running latest version of Windows 10 with VS 2015 For Desktop and OpenSSH installed with Cygwin.

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    You could probably find a USB capture solution that will work. Though as you point out performance may be poor. I would only try this with a Pi2. Verified working USB TV Tuners and DVB devices can be found on elinux elinux.org/… – Steve Robillard Dec 27 '15 at 10:51
  • thanks for the tip. but i dont want to buy any extra stuff to it right now, but i will keep that in mind. – Liam Rabe Dec 27 '15 at 11:18

Since the Raspberry Pi has no consumer-grade video inputs , your project is - as defined - impossible.

If you allow at least some additional components , it might be possible (Composite and HDMI USB framegrabbers , if expensive , do exist).

Note that still leaves the software question unanswered , that is , if those devices work on Raspbian Linux in a satisfactory manner (or at all).


I have no idea what quality you could obtain if it indeed worked and it seem like a rather round about route to go but it's possible to set up a stream feed using a Pi Cam which can be read by VLC. A quick google suggests Wireshark will capture RTP packets (?) and this linktalks about building packets into a file?

No idea but like you say interesting project for the right mind.

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    Capture card != IP Camera .... Do you propose to record the screen with a camera ? – flakeshake Jan 28 '16 at 7:35

give up. unless you are going to use a USB to do it you'll never do it.


BUT let me know if you find another way just comment

  • -1 A better answer would include an explanation as to why this is infeasible. Preferably, it would also include decent sentence structure and a nicer tone than give up. – Jacobm001 Aug 15 '16 at 15:59
  • How is this in any way an answer to the question? What you have written is down right rude and the continuation of such behaviour will get you banned from the site. – Darth Vader Aug 15 '16 at 17:03

Just saw this old thread...

It is possible to do what you are asking. Check out PiCapture.

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