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Question about capturing video

By newbie5678
Nov 18, 2003
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  1. Hi all. I want to know if my computer is up to spec. I want to be able to capture to full size avi with pcm audio without dropping frames or have audio/video sync issues.

    AMD 1800+, 133 FSB, 512MB, Radeon 9200 128MB, 5400rpm HD.
  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 Newcomer, in training Posts: 822

    I think you should have no problem
  3. newbie5678

    newbie5678 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Is 133 FSB fast enough? I hear about computers built specifically for video editing and they have 800 FSB. on paper that sounds heaps faster than mine.
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    Well, you dont need a very fast computer at all for the actual capturing. Video *editing* is another story.
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    You should be fine.

    You can get a TV card that does video capture to mpeg-II no problem.

    You DO need lots of HDD space, and if you can get an IDE RAID setup on the go, so much the better.

    What's even better is if you have a DVD writer as well.

    Then, you can capture video to mpeg-II on your RAID setup, then burn it directly to DVD.

    That's exactly what I do, and it works a treat!
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    5400 rpm hdd might be too slow, depending on which codec you'll use. It'll definitely be too slow for uncompressed 720x480, RGB24, 29,97 fps video.
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