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Topic # 81789 18-Apr-2011 18:15
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I'm thinking of setting up a basic cctv system at home.Bought a cheapish 520 tvl camera,and a cheap Usb capture card(easyCap).It works fine for looking at my backyard,but I was thinking about trying to record to an external usb drive.When i tried it,recorded in .avi format fine,but HUGE file sizes-1 Gb for 1 min video!.wmv much smaller,but lower quality by far.Am I better off buying a dedicated dvr,or are there USB capture devices available that record in .mp4 or h.264 or some smaller file sizes?Or have I set up the capture card wrongly?Using Windows7,25 fps. in ULead Video Studio(Came with the EasyCap)
Gary the confused.

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  Reply # 460256 18-Apr-2011 18:23
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Drop your frame rate down to the industry standard of 4 fps and that will slow your MB consumption.

It depends what you want your home camera for? security or perving?

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  Reply # 460270 18-Apr-2011 19:23
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Will try that.Not much to perv on in my backyard,sadly!


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  Reply # 460299 18-Apr-2011 20:26
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You need better software that will encode in a compresses format such as MJPEG or H.264

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  Reply # 460301 18-Apr-2011 20:31
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Anyone got any reccommendations for software?A bit confused about the whole capture thing,I need to do more study!

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