CDG wrote:Also I know there were JPEG decoding boards that fit in above the graphics board on the Indy. Can anyone comment on these (pricing, reliability, availability, capture quality/speed etc.)?
CDG wrote:Hm, very interesting. I don't plan on professionally using my Indy, so it is doubtful that I will ever get a Cosmos compression board. I mean I'll keep one eye open for a set, but spending over $200 on my Indy is a hard sell.
CDG wrote:but a crummy 15 minute movie clip is taking like 700 megs on my HDD!
CDG wrote:Oh and another question specifically for RacerX: do you run your Indy with the skins on or off? So far I've run mine with skins on, but it definately does get kind of hot when it's doing heavy encoding work with lots of HDD accessing.
fzalfa wrote:talking about the vino, i like to know if it's possible to capture video and to compress in real time with cpu ?
i try to capture some video 1/2 PAL, and with a 2Gb disk, it's filled in few minutes.....
lhaza wrote:Years ago I used my Indy (r4000@100, 1meg SC, 32 Meg RAM, 2 gig hd) to capture from VHS via vino. Exchanging the disk with a new 9 gig HD und upgrading RAM to the max (256) and choosing something like _no compression_ in dmconvert, I was able to grab 10 seconds of material, which was perfectly useable (25fps, 1/2 pal, almost no framedrops).
From what I remember, it looked like the length of the video was limited by RAM, of course after upgrading to a modern disc. I used Irix 6.2.
I used blender-sequencer to mix with blenderanimations. It looked good.
jdboyd wrote:It might be possible to stretch the capture time a little bit with a customer program that writes to disk as fast as possible. It won't be a ton of help. Best case would probably be 15 seconds captured instead of 10. More likely might be 12 seconds.
While slow and painful, if one is capturing from a pro VCR or laser disc, one could use RS422 machine control to capture long form material in 10-12 second passes. With the right adapter or deck, someone could even do this from a DV tape.
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