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This assumes you're going for an archive rather than regular backup or live data. Go for a set of SATA hard drives (1 or 2 TB), plus a few extras. Copy your data onto the disks. Use QuickPar (or an archiver which support parity volumes) to create additional parity files. Distribute parity files among your hard disks. The parity info will allow you to ...


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Your Pictures library should contain a Camera Roll folder where these images and videos are stored.


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The LTO4 drives we use can cram in 800GB per tape. The downside is the cost of the drives themselves. If you balked at the $5K for Blu-Ray disks, you're not going to like the cost of LTO4. On the other hand, the cartages themselves are pretty cheap on a per-GB basis so you can keep a lot of copies. These tapes have a good shelf-life, but you do need to plan ...


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EDIT: These instructions apply for VirtualDub v1.8.11 and VLC v1.1.9. VirtualDub is definitely the correct choice of program for AVI files. I'll walk you through it. Run VirtualDub by going to the folder where you saved it and running VirtualDub.exe. Head to File > Open Video File, and select the AVI file from the file browser, and select Open. Next, go ...


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Try CamStudio. It's free and open source. CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).


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I've seen lots of people recommending Deshaker Its a plugin for the FOSS (free in more ways than price) program VirtualDub. It was used to create the example on WikiPedia's article on digital video stabilisation


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Recent ffmpeg can be compiled with support for reading files off various Internet streaming platforms directly, namely with libquvi. Step 1 – Install libquvi Linux: Download the source, and install according to the instructions. Your distro might have packages, e.g. here's one in Ubuntu. OS X: Install Homebrew, then brew install libquvi. Everything's done ...


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Yes there is. To bring up the tool that is built into Expression, go to Window and click on "Summary" to check it. You can also estimate it yourself using one of the formulae you can read about here: http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/299571-How-to-calculate-size-of-video-file-after-encoding


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QuickTimeX comes with OS X and can do this for you. Some other good 3rd party tools: Camtasia for Mac ScreenFlow Capture Me


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If you're familiar with .NET/IL Sourcecode: Locate the Silverlight .xap file and save it to your computer. Change the extension from .xap to .zip and open it. You'll find one or more Dlls. Take them, starting with the one looking like it's just for that Silverlight application. (You can probably skip thirdparty ones.) Disassemble that Dll with IL DASM or ...


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Camtasia is a great software for this, it is not free but there is a 30 day trial. Camstudio is not as polished, but an open source, and free software to use.


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Thanks to Xantec's comments, I was able to get VirtualDub working. To get the EzCap 116 device to play in VirtualDub, you should download the latest version of the program. Start the program, then: Go into File > Capture AVI... If no video plays, go into Devices > WDM 2861 Capture if that is already selected, then go to Video > Video sources and select ...


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If you record it to DVD with your DVD recorder and be sure to finalize the disc when it's done (many recorders require this step, but not all), then you should be able to take it to your computer and rip the video from the DVD with any video editing or capture software. That would be the easiest. In order to copy it straight from the camcorder to your ...


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What you need (for both mac and PC) is a VGA Capture Card or also known as a Frame Grabber. High end ones that can do 30fps+ at 1920x1200 are not cheap ($800+) but if you are willing to go to a lower resolution or be willing to do lower fps it can bring the price down a lot. If you can get a signal like HDMI or Component from your projector it actually ...


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If you look at the HTML source of the page, the embedded JS shows a URI for an XML file: // FLASH VARS var flashvars = {}; flashvars.language = 'en'; flashvars.xmlPath = '/sites/default/files/xml/'; flashvars.appXMLPath = 'app.xml'; flashvars.name = name; flashvars.ga = 'UA-6548511-7'; // DO NOTCHANGE // FLASH ...


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JMF is old and pretty much abandoned but its libraries are still available for download and fully functional. Yes, you can use the JMF-based freeware called krut. It runs fine on Windows 7 64-bit (I haven't tested it on other machines). You select the area of the screen you want to capture and the program dumps the pixels into a list of jpeg frames and ...


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Try using a lossless encoder to capture the screen, and then re-encode the output when you are finished to create a smaller file if desired. The advantage of this method is often a less intensive capturing process which can result in a "faster" capture frame rate. Of course results can vary. ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1280x800 -i :0.0 -c:v libx264 -preset ...


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I use three different software packages for screen recording, depending on the specific task I'm trying to accomplish. Jing Jing is free, but not open source. It lets you select either a specific window, an area of your screen, or the entire screen, and then records. It can also take still shots. You have the choice of uploading screenshots and screencasts ...


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See this post from Lifehacker.com: Five Best Screencasting Tools. The three free ones (links and descriptions in link above): Jing CamStudio Screentoaster


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Apparently the Syntek STK1150 is used in EasyCap devices. I have found a few links on the internet for Windows 7 x64 drivers: MediaFire MegaUpload It looks like EasyCap doesn't provide very much direct support for these devices.


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In your NAS research, have you looked at the DroboPro or DroboElite self-managed storage devices? Consider what the cost would be if you lost some/all of your footage and budget accordingly ;)


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CamStudio is open source. CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)


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Because you're dealing with analog signals, it depends on many factors: source quality (e.g. VHS recording) sending device - internal quality and connector quality cable shielding & quality external RF interference receiving device - internal quality and connector quality Generally, S-video would be your best bet, seconded by RCA (composite). Be ...


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I believe it's this directory: C:\Users\(your user)\Pictures\Camera Roll


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I can understand that loading new content etc. would slow down while recording, because the HDD is busy writing data This is exactly what is happening with screen recording software. You are capturing often up to 30 files of (likely) uncompressed image data every second. 30 large files depending on resolution and color space settings (1366 X 768 = ...


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If realplayer doesn't capture it: Realplayer One Click Video Downloader You can always film your screen using software like fraps and bandicam (both .com for their respective sites. I can't make more URLs as my reputation is too low). And if necessary, edit the video by cutting out the essential. I found this actually to be the easiest method if you count ...


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I saw this problem on my logitech C310 and raspbian. After some more poking around i found some help with the pixel format needed. $ sudo apt-get install v4l-utils ... $ sudo v4l2-ctl --list-formats ioctl: VIDIOC_ENUM_FMT Index : 0 Type : Video Capture Pixel Format: 'YUYV' Name : YUV 4:2:2 (YUYV) Index : 1 ...


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Have you tried GSpot to try and identify the codec? If it is publicly available then you should be able to grab the codec. A large number of codecs are available in some of the packages to be found at FileHippo.


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I think Snapz Pro X is the best of the bunch for video capturing. Scratch that! Snapz Pro X is expensive and slow and rather outdated at this point. I've started using Screeny and love it. Integrates with CloudApp for uploading if you like, has a slick easy to use UI, and most importantly doesn't cripple my machine when recording a screen cast1. 1: This ...


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I would recommend having some sort of NAS/RAID for live files that you're frequently working with. If you're going to use large capacity drives, you might want to go with a RAID-6 or similar which like a RAID-5 + hot spare allows you to fail two disks before your RAID is degraded, but unlike the hot spare configuration your 2nd extra drive will also have ...



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