Pinnacle with Studio 10 dropping frames! your PC specs please

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Calum, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Calum

    Calum Guest

    Is it possible to use a laptop to record video & audio fast enough onto
    the HDD of a laptop without dropping frames or losing sound quality?

    Have been told by an expert that Pinnacle boxes require a 7200 rpm HDD
    with 8 megs of onboard HDD cache. Can you confirm or refute this? If
    this is true, then I can't find any laptops that ship with this spec
    HDD as standard. Do any exist? What's the best option?

    Is Studio 10 the best software package to use with Pinnacle to capture
    Also trying to move from recording from a camcorder to recording from a
    little security camera. The security camera streams fine before hitting
    the record button, but something strange happens after that point - it
    plays back VERY sticky/stilted - i.e. only refreshes every few seconds.
    Wondering if this is a recording setting?
    Calum, Oct 26, 2006
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  2. Calum

    Calum Guest

    Spoke with someone from Pinnacle on their chat service. The video
    requires a 128Mb card, else it won't work. Period.

    Am seriously unimpressed with their level of support and experience.
    Most guys on their technical support desk follow a script and don't
    have much skill.

    Am now searching for another software package to capture directly from
    camera to HDD. Any clues, please share.

    Calum, Nov 12, 2006
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