Chartplotters and Video Feeds
Some chartplotters can display a feed from a video camera. There are a
wide range of applications for video, ranging from watching an
unattended space such as engines, to underwater viewing of a net.
Please remember that when the chartplotter is displaying video, unless
it has a split-screen or picture-in-a-picture capability, it is not
displaying the chart. If you need to look frequently at the video feed,
it may be advisable to connect an additional monitor to your PC, or
even to have a separate PC for managing video images.
Chartplotters that support general video input include (number of feeds): NavPak Pro (1)
Remember that if your chartplotter only supports one video feed,
it may not be difficult to put a video switch in front of it, so you
can switch from one source to another.
Depending on whether you use certain kinds of video switch, you may
need a separate video capture card for each input, and a separate video
output card for each physical display. When you have this kind of need,
laptops probably do not have adequate flexibility; you will need a