Years ago I bought Vitamin D Video software for videosurveillance, which doesn' support H.264, but only mpeg-4.
Currently I'm using two cheap analog cameras (RCA, PAL) connected to pc through 1 usb Easycap and another usb cheap pinnacle (I could't have 2 Easycap connected at the same time) and cameras transmit video at resolution of 640x480 pixels.
Now that one camera stopped working, I'm looking for a cheap but little better camera. Lot of the cameras I found have these specifications: Resolution: 1200 TV Lines, Pal: 960x860 pixels Video Compression Format: H.264
Some are cameras have Resolution: 2MP 1920*1080 (always PAL)
When I add a new camera in Vitamin D Video, I can choose between these resolutions: QVGA 320x240 VGA 640x480 XGA 1024x768 SXGA 1280x1024
My first doubt is: can also analog camera use H.264 codecs? Isn't it a codec for digital transmission?
Also, having an usb device in the middle, do I have to worry if usb devices support h.264 or do I have to check if Vitamin D Video supports it, or both?
Any links / tutorials are welcome.