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#1 Pedestal

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:16 PM

I see a DVD (player/recorder??) is one of the devices used to display the Stellacam/Mallincam output. If using a recorder, can you view and record from the camera at the same time? (assuming it has a display-I really don't know much about these)
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:05 AM

Hubert,

I don't know if a protable recorder with a built-in monitor exists. But if you allow two different devices, you can feed the camera signal to the recorder while recorder output goes to the monitor. That arrangement will work. Recorder output is "live" even when it is (or isn't) recording.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:54 AM

Oh, ok. Thanks. I'm not familiar with the devices, and wondered how it would work.
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:20 AM

Hubert,

As previously stated, I don't know of a small portable DVD recorder with built in monitor. So I use a Presidian (Radio Shack) DVD recorder with S-video input and send the camera's S-video output to it. I then run from the DVD player's composite video output to a 10.2" DVD player to insure that the camera's signal is being received by the recorder.


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Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:31 AM

Hubert,

As previously stated, I don't know of a small portable DVD recorder with built in monitor. So I use a Presidian (Radio Shack) DVD recorder with S-video input and send the camera's S-video output to it. I then run from the DVD player's composite video output to a 10.2" DVD player to insure that the camera's signal is being received by the recorder.


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Jack, couldn't you also use your AVer capture card to record strieght to DVD on your computer, and be able to see it real time as well? With my capture card, it seems like DVD record option gives me the best resolution anyway.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:29 AM

Neil,

I haven't thought of that before. I don't know if the AverTV Cardbus does any manipulation of the signal or if the raw camera signal will be recorded.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:43 AM

After last nights kind of successful trial run I can see that a little more effort is worth investing. So my next plan is to use my old D8 camcorder as a capture device and to firewire the images onto the PC. I did have the cam connected to my security DVR but the saved images were full of jpg artifacts

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:17 AM

Neil,

I haven't thought of that before. I don't know if the AverTV Cardbus does any manipulation of the signal or if the raw camera signal will be recorded.

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I don't know about your model, but the express card "says" that when you use DVD recording it gives you 720x576 at 8000 Kbps. This configuration is even better than AVI record, and MPEG 4.


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