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Our video surveillance software GOTCHA! Multicam has the ability to monitor
up to 4 cameras simultaneously. Multicam GOTCHA! allows independent video
format and capture configuration for each camera, while controlling all
cameras through one easy to use interface. All the motion detection properties
and programming options remain independent, just like the standard singlecam
GOTCHA!. This solution is as portable as a PC, yet more powerful and configurable
than most permanently installed systems. From area security to equipment
monitoring to comprehensive home protection, multicam GOTCHA! gives you
the coverage and sophistication you need with the ease of use you have
come to expect from GOTCHA!.
Try GOTCHA! Multicam Trialware!
Click on the items below for more details.
As shown above, GOTCHA! is monitoring four different locations;
an office, a laptop (which is being stolen), the phantom mouse, and
a car port filled with eight Ferraris. GOTCHA! detected motion
and is "Recording" the woman taking the laptop and the mouse
drinking water, while it is still "Waiting..." for motion
to occur in the other two camera windows. Each camera window has its
own configuration. Each can be setup differently; different levels of
detection sensitivity, different detection modes (Intrusion, Timelapse,
Static profile, and Dynamic profile), different video frame rates, different
audio sound files for each to play, etc. Click
here to see a list of GOTCHA!'s features.
This shows a simple diagram of how you would use GOTCHA! in
conjunction with the PC, four video capture cards (within the PC) and
four cameras. Each of the four video windows, shown in the PC monitor,
directly corresponds to one of the cameras to the right. In this diagram,
two of the cameras are monitoring vehicles, one an office, and the other
store front traffic. The arrows pointing into the PC are the NTSC/PAL
inputs into each of the video capture cards within the PC. The video
capture cards take in the video signal from a camera and convert
it so that video applications such as GOTCHA! can read and display
the video stream. Any type of NTSC/PAL camera
can be used; infrared, wireless, etc.
- PC with at least 200MHz processor for a 2 camera system setup. At
least 300MHz for a 4 camera system setup. (The speed requirement
of the PC system depends proportionally upon the number of cameras,
size of video windows, video frame rate, and video compressor. You
will need at least a 300MHz system to handle four simultaneous 340x240
sized video windows at a frame rate of 2 frames per second, using
the Intel Indeo 3.2 codec.)
- Windows NT 4.0, 2000, or XP operating system.
- At least 64MB of memory.
- Plenty of disk storage space for recording. At least 50MB per camera.
- Modem (19200 baud or faster) for pager, e-mail, and FTP notification.
- An audio device installed with speakers if you wish GOTCHA! to play
audio files upon detecting motion.
- NTSC/PAL compatible camera. One camera
per video capture card. (NOTE: We do not provide cameras).
- One PCI slot per video capture card installed. (To monitor four
cameras you will need four available PCI slots.)
- Video capture card(s). Up to four in one computer. Click
here for more details. (These cards are currently the only
available cards that can be installed into the same system and provide
simultaneous multiple video streams. These are high quality, high
speed cards with special drivers to facilitate multiple video streams.
The number of cards to be installed equals the number of cameras that
you wish to use to monitor simultaneously. A maximum of four video
capture cards can be installed into the same PC.)
- GOTCHA! 3.0 Multicam is a 32-bit application
supported on Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP. However,
our video capture cards ONLY support Windows
NT 4.0, 2000 or XP if you wish to use multiple cards within one PC.
- Skip through motion events. During
playback of the captured motion, there's no need to watch every single
video frame. You can quickly skip through to the first video frame
of each motion event, without having to watch the entire motion event.
Skip to the one you wish to view then click on the play button.
- Multiple camera support with
- Each camera window has its own configuration
setup. For example, camera window 1 can be set to a high
detection sensitivity level, whereas camera window 2 can be set to
a lower detection sensitivity level. And camera 3 can be simply set
to timelapse detection.
- Each camera window has its own pager and
an alarm sound file. These features are optional.
- Alarm if camera is disconnected.
If any of the cameras become disconnected or fail to send its video
stream, then GOTCHA! will sound a beep every 5 seconds until the camera
is plugged back in. (This feature can be disabled by the user).
- Timer scheduler. Set up times
for when GOTCHA! should start to monitor. There is a Timer scheduler
for each camera window, therefore you may have different schedules
for each camera window.
- Masking feature. Use the Mask
option if you wish to mask off certain areas of unwanted movement
for each camera view, like trees moving in the wind or traffic passing
by a window.
- Each video frame is time-stamped. Each
video frame is timestamped with the day of the week, the exact time
(hour:minute:second) and the year.
- Playback the video buffer (recorded motion)
while still monitoring. There is no need to stop GOTCHA!
from monitoring to playback what it recorded so far. Simply click
on the playback button.
- Option to take a snapshot every so many
user defined minutes. This is a great feature for updating
image events on your website.
- Save video files to the network. If
the PC is connected to a network, then you can direct GOTCHA! to record
the video files onto a remote server, just in case something happens
to the PC.
GOTCHA! 3.06 Multicam is priced at $299.
Proprietary video capture cards are priced at $154.95 each.
We do not sell cameras at this time.
Please inquire about volume pricing at the following e-mail address
Any video capture device that is Video for Windows compliant
will work with this version of GOTCHA! Multicam. However, most
video capture devices will not work with each other when installed multiple
times into the same system. Their video capture device drivers
are created only to provide ONE video stream at a time. Therefore, video
applications like GOTCHA! will only be able to display one video stream
instead of multple ones. For example, if you install three video capture
devices into the same system, the video application will only "see"
one video capture device installed and, therefore, will only be able
to display one video stream on the monitor screen.
To solve this problem, we provide known "multicam capable"
video capture cards for purchase with GOTCHA! Multicam. Our cards can
be installed up to four cards per system. These video capture cards
require Windows NT 4.0, 2000 or XP operating system and available PCI
slots for each card installed. Click here more
technical specifications about the video capture card.
- CD-ROM containing the following:
- - GOTCHA! 3.06 Multicam software
- - User's Manual (Word 6.0 format)
- - Demo of GOTCHA! (singlecam)
- - Example AVI files
- Multicam Activation codes to disable the timelock
- Quick Installation Guide for entire system
- One up to four PCI video capture cards
depending on how many you wish to purchase, containing the following:
- - 1 CDROM of video capture driver installation for Windows NT 4.0,
2000, and XP and User's Manual
NOTE: We do not provide cameras. Click
here for information on compatible cameras.
NOTE: We do not provide cameras. Click
here for information about compatible cameras.
If you are interested in becoming an OEM, please send your e-mail to
Within your e-mail please tell us who you are, your e-mail address and
phone number, and your company information. Also, include any questions
that you may have. Once we receive your e-mail we will reply to you
as soon as possible.
- 32 Bit/5 Volt PCI Card
- Full PCI Rev2.1 compliance
- Three composite video inputs (NTSC or PAL format)
- One S-Video input (NTSC or PAL format)
NOTE: Only one camera can be monitored at a time. You must manually
switch the camera source to monitor a different camera.
Operating System Support
- Windows NT 4.0, 2000, or XP (Multiple cards in one PC)
- Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, or XP (Single video
- Recommended by Microsoft and RealNetworks.
- Multiple cards can be used simultaneously in a single system. (Support
only for Windows NT 4.0, 2000, and XP).
- Advance DMA for ultra-high performance (full 30fps)
- Direct Draw for 30 frames per second overlays to video screen with
minimal CPU utilization. Also supports VFW.
- Multiple cards per chassis up to 4 (NT 4.0, 2000, or XP only)
- Closed captioning support
- Three composite and one S-video inputs
- Supports the following video input formats; NTSC-M, NTSC-J, PAL-BDGHI,
PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM.
Supports the video formats; (Packed: RGB32, RGB24, RGB16, RGB15),
Grey8, YUV (4:2:2), YUV (4:1:1), Planar: YUV12, YUV19.
- Popular applications supported:
Internet/intranet streaming: Microsoft Windows Media Technologies,
RealNetworks RealSystem G2.
Intranet broadcast: Precept Software IP/TV.
Videoconferencing: Microsoft NetMeeting, White Pine CU-See-Me,
Lucent's MMCX H.323.
Video editing: Adobe Premier, Asymetric Digital Video
Producer, MGI VideoWave II.
Video cataloging: Virage VideoLogger, Pictron Video
Gateway, Excalibur Technologies Screening Room, Mediasite Logger.
Video Capture Card Software Package
- VFW interface, kernel driver, capture driver, documentation (Windows
95 and Windows 98,Windows NT 4.0 X86)
- Viewing Application (Vidcap32.exe)
- User's Guides for Windows 95/98, and Windows NT
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confidential. We do not give away or sell information about our customers.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
We do not offer cameras with multicam GOTCHA! at this time. So, if
you are wondering what type of camera you should buy, then let us help
First of all, the camera has to be NTSC and/or PAL compliant.
The connectors to our video capture cards are standard RCA Video
In connectors. Most video cameras on the market today match these requirements.
A simple camcorder is one, for example. (Note: camcorders usually
have a power saver mode and will shut itself down after a preset number
of minutes of inactivity. Not a good choice for using as a surveillance
camera. Consult your camcorder's owner's manual for details.)
What you need to decide is how you will be using the camera, what environmental
conditions it will be used in, and what video quality you expect from
it. The answers to these questions will help you select the appropriate
Two main specifications to look for in a surveillance camera are the
lux light sensitivity rating and the lines of resolution it can provide.
The number of lines of resolution indicates the detail quality of the
video signal provided by the camera. Most TVs and VCRs have a resolution
of under 300 lines. Higher resolution makes it easier to distinguish
fine details and recognize people from a distance. The lux rating is
the amount of light required to obtain a reasonable image. One lux is
approximately the light from one candle. If you will be monitoring in
low light conditions, then look for a camera that has under 1 lux rating.
Cameras are available with lux ratings as low as .05 lux.
Since there are so many different possible features to a camera, we
can't begin to recommend one. It really is up to you. Some applications
may require a weatherproof, black and white, wireless camera with a
wide angle lens, low lux rating for low light conditions, and inconspicuous
construction. Another application may find that a simple indoor color
camera with a short cable length is just perfect for their needs. We
encourage you to select a camera thoughtfully as the camera chosen has
a profound effect on the overall performance of the video system. With
the hunreds of cameras currently available, you are certain to find
one that fits your needs.
Download our new GOTCHA! 3.06 Multicam video surveillance trialware
software. This is a 30 day free trialware which will run for about 30
minutes each time you restart the program. Download, install, and try
it out. If you have an older version of GOTCHA! Multicam simply install
over it. Your configurations and registration codes will be saved into
the new version. If you have GOTCHA! singlecam installed, GOTCHA! Multicam
will install into its own directory. Both singlecam and multicam can
reside independently on the same system. NOTE: The registration codes
for GOTCHA! singlecam will not work for GOTCHA! Multicam.
g3069m.exe (2.87MB version
NOTE: Many video capture devices
cannot be installed more than once and provide multiple simultaneous
video streams from each camera. For example, if you were to installed
more than one USB Quickcam camera into your PC, it will appear to any
video application including GOTCHA! as one camera. Therefore, GOTCHA!
Multicam will only "see" one camera installed. This is a function
of the camera not the video application or GOTCHA!. This is why we offer
our own video capture cards which are capable of providing
simultaneous multiple video streams. If you are interested in USB only,
then please visit Vista Imaging at http://www.vistaimaging.com.
They have USB cameras that can be installed more than once and provide
simultaneous multiple video streams. However, since the video is streaming
through the USB port is will be much slower than a PCI based video capture
If you run into problems or simply have comments or feedback please
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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