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Good but also cheap video recorder!

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Hi i´d like to have a good but also cheap (as possible, but should give good quality too) video recording device for FPV. What would be a good choice?

btw. i am not really sure if this is the correct place for that topic but didn´t find a better one.

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so far i´ve been trying to use my Laptop or Netbook for Video recording, but that hasn´t worked too well for me. I tried Virtual Dub and Movie Maker and both worked, but recording and watching seemed to be too much. Virtual Dub even crashed the machines quite often.

Both the Laptop and the Netbook aren´t too powerful, the Laptop has a Pentium 4 Mobile CPU (1,8 Ghz and 2,0 Ghz (both, dunno why^^) and 512MB RAM, working with Windows XP, while the Netbook has an Atom N270 1,6Ghz with 1 GB of RAM. I have been using a Digitus 70820 USB Video Grabber to connect to the RX.

But i can´t believe a small digital videorecorder like the Archos av500 should have more processing power, so why doesn´t it work?

Is there some way i can make this work?

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You can try this software:

http://www.geniatech.com/driver-eng/Digital_app.zip

Should record MPEG2 while showing you a nice fullscreen image, that is if it recognises your USB grabber.

But i can´t believe a small digital videorecorder like the Archos av500 should have more processing power, so why doesn´t it work?

These devices have dedicated chips specialised in doing realtime hardware video encoding. Nothing comparable to a PC.

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hm.. just tried it and the system crashed again. But i did some searching on my own and found another freeware program "Debut Video Capture Software" which seems to be working quite well, even though there is considerable timeshift while recording. But that can´t be helped i guess and isn´t too inconvenient since i won´t be using the netbook for the actual flying, just for recording.

Can´t wait to get my stuff :P

Thx again =)

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