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What's needed for "good" video recording ?

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Anonymous
June 14, 2004 12:29:18 AM

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About 4-5 years ago, I played around with recording video on a PC, using a
Dell Optiplex GX1 (PIII-450), a WinTV GO PCI card, and a fast/wide SCSI
drive. I was disappointed - too many dropped frames and what I did record
was nowhere as good as even the cheapest VCR.

Presuming that things have improved, and without wanting to totally empty my
bank account, what would be the MINIMUM needed these days for decent video
recording on a PC ?

- FM -

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June 14, 2004 12:29:19 AM

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It "depends"on what kind of quality you want,and what you are recording! I
would say the Canopus ADVC100
would be the capture card of choice.It will not drop many frames.Als 512mb
ram,a P4 (or AMD) 1.5 or faster and a large hard drive.A dvd burner would
also be a must.
"Fred Mau" <fred-dot-mau@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> About 4-5 years ago, I played around with recording video on a PC, using a
> Dell Optiplex GX1 (PIII-450), a WinTV GO PCI card, and a fast/wide SCSI
> drive. I was disappointed - too many dropped frames and what I did record
> was nowhere as good as even the cheapest VCR.
>
> Presuming that things have improved, and without wanting to totally empty
my
> bank account, what would be the MINIMUM needed these days for decent video
> recording on a PC ?
>
> - FM -
>
>
Anonymous
June 14, 2004 1:20:48 AM

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I prefer the Hauppauge WinTV PVR USB2. Requires a USB2 connection, but
works flawlessly on anything above a P3-700. I combine it with Snapstream's
BeyondTV and have a pretty powerful PVR. I also have Hauppauges WinTV PVR
250 PCI card which also runs with Beyond TV. Both are currently running on
fast P4 machines, but I use the machines heavily at the same time without
any lost frames.

All part of my whole-house automation system.

Tom
"Fred Mau" <fred-dot-mau@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> About 4-5 years ago, I played around with recording video on a PC, using a
> Dell Optiplex GX1 (PIII-450), a WinTV GO PCI card, and a fast/wide SCSI
> drive. I was disappointed - too many dropped frames and what I did record
> was nowhere as good as even the cheapest VCR.
>
> Presuming that things have improved, and without wanting to totally empty
my
> bank account, what would be the MINIMUM needed these days for decent video
> recording on a PC ?
>
> - FM -
>
>
Anonymous
June 14, 2004 1:56:32 AM

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Fred Mau wrote:
> About 4-5 years ago, I played around with recording video on a PC,
> using a Dell Optiplex GX1 (PIII-450), a WinTV GO PCI card, and a
> fast/wide SCSI drive. I was disappointed - too many dropped frames
> and what I did record was nowhere as good as even the cheapest VCR.
>
> Presuming that things have improved, and without wanting to totally
> empty my bank account, what would be the MINIMUM needed these days
> for decent video recording on a PC ?
>
> - FM -

I get faultless recording on a Dell Inspiron 8000 PIII 900 laptop with
512MB, 30GB(defragged), 5,400rpm using firewire. I don't attempt to do
anything else while capturing and I disable AV and any other background
tasks that are not relevant to the capture process.

Frames will probably get dropped if I try to do something else at the time
like start up Word etc.. So I don't do that.

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