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Re: [ProgSoc] Web Friendly Video
On Wed, 10 Apr 2002 13:46, Clare Duggin wrote:
] Currenlty there is already a mini edit suite. There is already camera and
] some video equipment to record and to change some visual elements, (the
] main use is to add another video input). I would like to translate what
] coming out of the video suite/video recorder (preferable live, eg while it
] is recording on tape) and translate this into the web format. If I could
] mark instances in time, while recording, for future editing it would be
] even better.
You mean real-time encoding, rather than real-time-streaming to the web?
(Live is such an ambiguous term.) You can do real-time capture into some
Real(Media) style formats using some cheap software. Converting into more
useful (higher quality) formats is real-time depending on format & the power
you have available. (DivX - regarded as being one of the best at the moment,
using MPEG4, is up to v5 now and apparently can convert at better-than-real
time, even on modest hardware.)
Does your web format need to be streamable, or just something people can
download over the web (ie small enough to be useful on a web site) and
watch with their own player? Streaming software tends to be expensive
(that's where they make their money).
] From my limted exposer to this, I will need a Video Card that can accept a
] TV/Video input and then software to translate it to the format. It would
] be nice to be able to cut the video down into reasonable portions using
] software. (I'm expecting I will be cutting mulitlple 2 min from anywhere
] in a 90 minute tape).
You need TV IN .. most cards these days manage TV OUT, but TV-IN's still
an expensive feature. OTOH, cards that support this typically come bundled
with [usually a crippled version of] software to do capturing and some limited
editing. This is normally one of Ulead's products (media studio, say).
Real Producer's good for fiddling with real formats, and is usually findable
on kazaa etc.
The best bit of software for this is ostensibly Adobe Premier, but it not be cheap.
But it's regarded as the best non-linear editing software under the $20k mark.
] Can anyone suggest what hardware I should be looking at/translation
] software and format? Currently the OS looks like to be Windows, but Mac OS
] is a possiablity. I suspect linux is not an option due to the lack of
If you go Windows, be sure to stick with non-MS formatted video streams,
lest you tie yourself into their codecs forever.
CK will likely talk you into buying a desk lamp .. err, an imac.
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