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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm going to assume this is largely for offline backup type storage: easily created and restored, but not heavily used in day-to-day operations. 2TB drives can be had for about $140 these days. So, for 10TB, 5 drives, $700. Figure about $400 to build a semi-low-powered server around that running Debian or Ubuntu or some other Linux flavour. If you get a ...


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Buffalo TeraStation III 8TB Network Attached Storage - £1,085.56 amazon.co.uk link I got a terastation 1tb version which I have upgraded to 4tb, it works flawlessly in RAID5 for me. You could look at buying a smaller version and upgrading it yourself to save some money - or buy multiple terastations etc..


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I like VLC and have it installed so for ease of use I would probably use that. If I didn't find those results satisfactory I would probably attempt to use ffmpeg with one of the autobuilds from tripp. Syntax as follows: ffmpeg -i foo.avi -ss 00:01:43 -t 1 -s 1280x720 -f mjpeg bar.jpg That should take one shot at 1 minute 43 seconds and output a jpg, ...


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CamStudio fits the bill. It appears you are using Windows from your other questions on the site. 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 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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As you have a HD video capture card, you simply need to find the latest drivers for it. If you are using a Windows version that includes Media centre, and the drivers are compatible, you will be able to use that to do your recording. If however the drivers are not compatible, you are going to have to look for software that is compatible - If you again take ...


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Eight to ten 2TB hard drives; make two sets. Store as already mentioned, sepatately ... I would stay away from tape as it's much more sensitive to the conditions it's stored in than disks; also, five years from now, odds are good you'll still be able to plug a SATA drive into something, but you may not be able to access a tape drive that can read your ...


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Found an easier and cheaper way! Open the movie in Real Player. Open the "Convert to" and convert the video to WMA (Windows Media Audio). Open Window Movie Maker and import video. Mute the volume. Import the WMA file from Step 3. Adjust the Start point for the music so that it is correct. Save the movie again.



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