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Recording PC Video 24/7

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kidrox69, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. kidrox69

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    I need to find a way to record PC Video for a 24 hour operation, currently we are running a video converter box http://www.nextag.com/Global-Marketing-Partners-Grandtec-4047003/prices-html we use this to split the video and run it to a monitor and back to an IVR which records the video for 30 days. This has been working fine for some time but we are starting to notice a blur and the IVRs are not all that reliable...I'm not sure if this is being posted in the correct location so if not i apologize. I'm looking for a solution to clear up the video and possibly do away with not so reliable IVRs...any help would be great! :)
     
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    Hi kidrox69, and welcome to TSG.

    Are you trying to record from one or more video cameras connected to the PC or all of the on screen activity of someone using the computer?

    For the first case, there is commercial security software that will record one or more video feeds to the hard drive. Some will give various options of what gets recored (everything 24/7, everything only during certain times and days, only when motion is detected anywhere in the video image or only in certain target areas of the image, etc.).
     
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    Hello, basically its a station setup where an operator does daily tasks at the PC that need to be recorded and saved. So its not taking data and saving to the pc but taking whats on teh monitor and saving it off somewhere!

    Thanks,
     
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    Unless the PC screen resolution is running at something like a 640x480 pixels, I can see where the video monitor picture and video recording may get fuzzy if you are down converting a higher screen resolution. I can also see where trying to record about 750 (24x31) hours of video on a digital recorder with maybe a 200 GB hard drive would require a bit of lossy compression that would further blur the picture.

    I have seen programs that allow short term live screen captures to be recorded on the same computer. They are typically used to make training videos for other software running on the computer. I have not heard of any that can record for days or to a remote computer though.
     
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