Raspberry Pi HDMI Input Board Allows HD Recording From Almost Any Device (video)


Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a way to record HD video footage from their Raspberry Pi mini PC might find this new Raspberry Pi HDMI input adapter a useful addition to their hardware.

The new Raspberry Pi HDMI Input board has been specifically designed to support video capture from external cameras and allows you to connect HD camcorders, DVD players, desktop or notebook PCs and even games consoles such as Microsoft’s Xbox or Sony’s PlayStation to your Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi HDMI Input

The new Raspberry Pi HDMI Input Video Capture Module is available in three versions: basic, loop through and deluxe and connects to the Raspberry Pi with three connectors. A 26 pin GPIO connector, 8 pin digital audio connector and 15 pin FPC cable into the CSI camera connector.

The Raspberry Pi HDMI Input project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Features of the Raspberry Pi HDMI Input Video Capture Module include:

- HDMI video input (converted to MIPI/CSI for the Raspberry Pi camera interface)
- HDMI embedded digital audio (stereo) to I2S bus of the Raspberry Pi
- resolution up to 1080p 
- 256 byte programmable EDID memory
- video timing analyzer
- connects to Raspberry Pi with 15 pin FPC cable (included) 

So if you think the Raspberry Pi HDMI Input board is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help the device become a reality.

Source: Kickstarter