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What do I need to build a shield capable of receiving 1080p video from USB camera, timestamp each frame and send the frame to memory card?

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    It would require so much hardware in terms of memory, speed and specialized peripherals, that it renders adding an Arduino to the mix pointless.
    – jippie
    Mar 9, 2014 at 16:07
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    You would be better off with a Raspberry Pi connected to the USB port via serial and to send when to start/stop. The YUN might be able to handle it, but you'll have to write your own device drivers. Also, the TRE (not available yet) might work. Mar 9, 2014 at 16:45

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None of the ATmega based boards have the hardware (in terms of acting as a USB host) or power (in terms of handling probably compressed 1080p video).

Potentially one of the ARM boards could do this. The Arduino Due can act as a host, but it sounds fairly experimental, and none of them will have drivers to connect to the camera.

If a shield was developed to do this, it would have so much more power than the Arduino that the Arduino would probably better be viewed as a slave to the other device.

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    The Arduino Due has a port that can act as a USB host. You'd still have driver issues, though. Mar 10, 2014 at 22:04
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    Raspberry Pi...
    – TheDoctor
    Mar 12, 2014 at 12:53

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