- Volume 5 Issue 1
In this paper, we present the result of an efficient implementation of DirectX-based multichannel visual monitoring system and the performance analysis of it. Our proposed system mainly consists of three subsystems: display, storage, and retrieval/playback. The display subsystem is designed to utilize efficiently H/W acceleration, overlay and flip of DirectX for faster real-time display, display synchronization among channels, and improvement of tearing artifact. For the performance improvement of storage speed, the storage subsystem is designed and implemented in DirectShow Filter-based multithreading architecture so that it can store multichannel video streams efficiently in each channel with minimizing data bottleneck among channels. In the retrieval and playback subsystem, efficient index file architecture and video data storage architecture, efficient playback architecture which can make playback be processed parallel among channels are designed and implemented for faster retrieval and playback,. Through experiments, our proposed system is shown to be maximally 2 times as fast in storaging speed and maximally 3.5 times as fast in retrieval and playback speed as the previous system.
Multichannel visual monitoring;Video stream;DirectX;DVR