[rescue] Interesting Sun video capture card

Gavin Hubbard ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Tue Jan 28 15:23:25 CST 2003

> On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 05:34:13PM +1300, Gavin Hubbard wrote:
> > Hi Lads
> > 
> > I was trawling EBat and found what looks like a very interesting SBus card. Can you reall do full-motion full-resolution video capture on a SS5?
> > 
> > http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2302888094&category=
> Yep.  With a little compression (as little as 3:1), a SS5 should have no
> trouble, and with DV compression (effectively about 10:1), it would have
> absolutely no problem.
> There was a company (I think it was this one) that made a SDI card with
> hardware MJPEG, and an uncompressed mode (but then you needed a frame
> acurate VCR since the machine couldn't keep up).

Cool. It is so easy to forget what you can do with a good underlying architecture and properly designed hardware off-load.

When I hear "DV capture" I immediately associate it with fast processors for encoding and fast disk subsystems for storage. 



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