What video cam are you using with helmet cam?
Posted January 20, 2001 - 01:07 PM
We've got about 50 Mgs free on the server and won't have much to do with it until we get some of our own videos up (if i ever get around to it). Just let me know what you wanna do.
Enjoy the races!
Posted January 23, 2001 - 03:05 PM
What are you using more on the camera? The tinted protective shield or the clear one?
Posted January 24, 2001 - 07:51 AM
I'm using the tinted shield. Hummm, I don't think I received a clear one in the kit. Oh well, the tinted one works good. I have noticed that if you point the camera at a refection of the sun in something like snow or a car window you get a white streak across your picture - even with the tinted shield.
Posted January 28, 2001 - 09:09 AM
The capture board I'm using is definitely an older version of the you are looking at. I bought it in '96 for a project I was working on (I'm a VB programmer). When the project was complete the card ended up in my closet. It was manufactured by miroVideo. I think Pinnacle has taken over miroVideo since 1996 and has improved the product.
I'm still thinking of buying better capture hardware and using the ultra high-end computers at work to do the processing chores. Do you have any recommendations for Windows NT compatible capture cards that cost somewhere between a good set of Dunlop tires and a Scotts steering stabilizer?
I've been looking at Winnov's Videum 1000 or AV (PCI) products ( http://www.winnov.co...pture/index.htm ) and like what I see. Should I be looking at something that captures in MPEG format vs AVI? What about ASF?
Too many questions…
Posted January 30, 2001 - 05:11 PM
If you go to DV, then you just get a firewire card for the PC to connect to the firewire port on the camera. If you want to go cheap, get a used Miro card with Premiere. (DV200, 300 or 500)
If you go for a Sony digital-8, it will play both Hi-8 and DV so you can preserve your existing tapes.
I don't know that mpeg (2!!!) is editing friendly except for cuts and maybe fades?, and AVI is just a gatherer-label for the actual codec formats like motion jpegA, motionjpegB, sorensen, mpeg1, mpeg2, animation, H261, etc. mpeg1 is the 320x240 stuff and mpeg2 is the real 640x480 res on DVDs (of which mp3 music files are really "mpeg2, audio layer 3"). mpeg-2 is competitive with DV for quality, but DV is totally editable and tape archivable digitally when you're done editing. mpeg-2, without DVD writing capability, will cause you archiving storage problems.
I know the hardware is changing fast, but the digital nature of the DV format will last better than analog tape, i.e. 5 years down the road. If you want to kick butt, get the new G4 733 with video DVD burner and just make DVDs! Then down sample tidbits for the web. As soon as I win the lottery there will be one on my desktop ($3500 U.S.). Its as fast as a P4 2GHz and has goof proof DVD authoring software.
If you're sticking to web action for now, you don't need high quality or frame rate. As prices fall, you win, so wait until you want to do higher quality requirement stuff, like not for the web. Then go for DVD with downsampling for other media and distribution. In the meantime, why not process your files on the work machines for some time savings? Just use a portable desktop hard drive.
just my 2 million cents (budgetarily speaking )
Posted January 31, 2001 - 09:55 AM
I still may get the cheaper Videum AV PCI ($150) to install in the work computer. Better quality video than what I'm using now. I'll let you know if/when I get something and for sure when I have more footage to share. Going riding this weekend!
Coop, what are the specs on your HC?
Posted January 31, 2001 - 07:36 PM
Posted January 31, 2001 - 08:12 PM
Posted February 01, 2001 - 07:50 AM
Remember it's mine until you pay me for it and of course I give it to you...... Confucius say "One should have desired possesion in hand before one begins to insult".......... . And besides, I'm saving third gear for when I really need it!
Posted February 01, 2001 - 03:38 PM
no mercy = no camera,so thats the way its going to be, huge