Hard Drive Recording

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Joel Crum, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Joel Crum

    Joel Crum Guest

    Hello All,

    I'd like to use my computer (850 MHz Athlon, 26 GB hard drive + 6.4 GB
    secondary HD, ATI Radion Allinwonder 8500 DV) as a hard drive recorder. I
    don't care if the files get big (2 ~ 3 hours = 4 gig) but I'd rather they
    don't get huge (1 hour = 13 gig). Can anyone recommend a good piece of
    software?

    I've found *great* captures on the binary groups ( alt.binaries.startrek
    for example) that pack 45 minutes into something like 400 meg! I believe
    the Divx codex is being used; can this be done in real time on my system?
     
    Joel Crum, Jul 27, 2003
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  2. Joel Crum

    Fred Guest

    You will need a much faster CPU to accomplish this even at low
    resolution.
    Realtime DivX processing and writing to disk is not possible even with a
    3.0GHz CPU.
     
    Fred, Jul 27, 2003
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  3. Joel Crum

    Joel Crum Guest

    Nuts, I was afraid of as much. Thanks for the help.
     
    Joel Crum, Jul 27, 2003
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