Re: Derek records straight to disc

From: Scott Tilley (
Date: Wed Mar 13 2013 - 02:18:04 UTC

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    > Many of the video posts I have made to the group have been direct 
    > captures on a Windows XP box with an Easycap USB device.
    > I use VirtualDub for recording on a duo laptop.  Some configuration is 
    > needed to get good performance but its doable even with the scope 
    > tracking software I use.  I use a distribution amplifier to feed 
    > CeesObs on my linux box and virtual dub on my windows box and a large 
    > external monitor to ensure there's no loss of signal quality.
    > Hope this helps.
    > Regards,
    > Scott
    > On 3/12/2013 4:19 AM, C. Bassa wrote:
    >> Hi Derek, Greg,
    >> On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 8:28 AM, Greg Roberts <> wrote:
    >>> So one no longer really needs a DVD recorder . Probably the newer 
    >>> versions of
    >>> that horrible microsoft software will allow one to record without 
    >>> using a TV
    >>> card ?
    >> The EasyCAP USB adapters work with Windows XP. If your PC supports
    >> USB2 then it should fit the bandwidth requirements for most video
    >> cameras. Furthermore, if your software can encode grey scale videos
    >> that would save you a factor 3 in data rates.
    >> I'm using the EasyCAP USB adapter with a Watec 902H and am able to
    >> record data for a whole 12 hour night on my desktop PC running linux
    >> (a million frames). I must admit I am not recording video but using
    >> some sort of compression scheme. This reduces the data rates from
    >> 30MB/s to 0.7kB/s, though the total data to plow through still adds up
    >> to 25GB.
    >> Regards,
    >>      Cees
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