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asked 2013-06-11 09:42:35 -0500

sorinel gravatar image


I want to use OpenCV for USB multicamera image capturing. As the capture speed is a criteria, I have 2 questions: 1. using the speed capture as criteria, I must use linux or windows openCV distribution ? 1a. if linux is fasters (as I presume), wich distribution/X environement I must use.

Thanks, Sorinel

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-1: Refine your title.

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answered 2013-06-14 10:03:52 -0500

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You can use any distribution but I suggest you use the Ubuntu distribution as it is a polished release and much easier for newbies to get a grip on. Linux distributions are closely related in speed to each other, so go with a x64 machine with lots of main & video memory would be my 2c offering.

Ubuntu (aka Debian) has a good package manager that allows you to get packages you need like Opencv, Gstreamer tools libs etc. easily. Video speed is more a function of video card characteristics so the faster it is and the more on-board memory it has is all that is needed IMHO. Multi-core CPU with DDR3 or DDR4 main memory is the best.

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