This is my first post, and I'm a bit of an A/V noob.
I'm working on a project for work with a mobile robot. I need to have two HD camera's onboard the robot. Right now I'm looking at some of Sony's block cameras that come with either HD-SDI, or HDMI output.
Also onboard the robot I have a small embedded computer that has limited computation resources and limitied I/O options. It has Gigebyte ethernet, a few usb ports, a ExpressCard/34 slot and an internal Mini-PCLe slot and other unrelated stuff.
I need to transmit video from the to cameras to an offboard laptop for viewing...and I can't figure out how to do this. Does anyone know of a way to network HD-SDI cameras. I'd like to find a magic box that takes in two HD-SDI feeds, and the output is GigE (or USB?) that I can run to a wireless router or straight into my onboard computer. I'm not aware of any ExpressCards or PCLe type products out there that can do this, so I'm assuming it'll be an external box (external to my computer that is).
Does anyone have any ideas?