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Solved: Video capture device speed vs. processor speed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by David505, Jul 31, 2007.

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  1. David505

    David505 Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    I want to connect my VCR to the computer to transfer old home movies to DVD.
    The Analog to DV device requires a 1 GHz processor. Mine is 498 MHz.

    Regarding the speed, will the device work only slowly or not at all?

    Thanks!
     
  2. crjdriver

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    It is not a matter of slow or not at all. It is most likely a matter of dropped frames. If you have a cheaper video capture card [one without hardware decoding] it will probably work however you will not like the result.

    Video editing / encoding is cpu intensive. I would hate to think how long it would take to encode the video file after you capture it [with that cpu]

    To give you some idea, it takes me about 15 min to encode approx 1hr of video with an intel dual core cpu. With yours it will be hours.
     
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