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Basic video capture device

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February 23, 2012 4:00:07 AM

I bought a mini video surveillance system to play with. They are wireless cameras and I can get the image to a TV and for the $80 I paid for this set I'm pleasantly surprised. So, now I want to start recording in the evenings, and while we go on vacation. I wanted to avoid using a VCR and tapes, and capture the video to a print server PC via a cheap capture device and store on the hard drive.

I was looking at something like these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Will this work for the intended purpose?

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February 23, 2012 1:14:27 PM

Yes those will work. I'd stick with the Hauppauge model, they are a better brand.

Just make sure you calculate the video file size and format vs quality, how long you are recording for and the space you have so your drive does not fill up and the PC crashes while you're away.
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February 23, 2012 1:18:56 PM

hang-the-9 said:
Yes those will work. I'd stick with the Hauppauge model, they are a better brand.

Just make sure you calculate the video file size and format vs quality, how long you are recording for and the space you have so your drive does not fill up and the PC crashes while you're away.


Thanks yes, I'm sure I'll have to play with that. I just didn't want to order something that wouldn't work. I think they are only 320P, so hoping the files aren't that huge. I'll probably only be able to keep a week at a time.
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February 29, 2012 11:44:27 PM

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