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Offline amiga4001

Video recording
« on: September 10, 2006, 04:03:45 PM »
Is there a program on classic amiga which can do video recording off some kind.
Like creating a mpeg video out of the input off a tvcard on a mediator.
Maybe a program with support for warpos?
Is this VHI studio something for this?
 

Offline spihunter

Re: Video recording
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006, 04:06:36 PM »
This should be moved to the new "amiga video production" forum.
 

Offline motorollin

Re: Video recording
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2006, 04:09:40 PM »
Wouldn't the Mediator use video overlay to display the TV signal in a window? If so then I don't think you would be able to record it. You would have to capture it directly from the video card. I don't think you can do that (yet).

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Offline lurkist

Re: Video recording
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2006, 04:57:02 PM »
A real-time digitiser of some kind?
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Offline Oli_hd

Re: Video recording
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2006, 07:43:45 PM »
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Wouldn't the Mediator use video overlay to display the TV signal in a window? If so then I don't think you would be able to record it

Dunno about a PCI TV card but the Picasso IV's TV card can record ok, I also think you can record it as an Mpeg if you have a fast enough CPU, AVI is better though as it requires less CPU power... then convert it to  Mpeg later if you want.

Also look at the Vlab Motion card which was designed for the job.
(The standard Vlab can also record video as motion jpeg which could be converted)
 

Offline Wol

Re: Video recording
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2006, 09:34:38 PM »
Hi,


You need a VlabMotion card and Movieshop software,
or a Digital Broadcaster card and software.

These cards can do realtime video grabbing and playback,
genlocking, chromakeying, animation building etc.


A bit hard to find nowadays, but I have a Vlab :-)



Wol.
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Offline leirbag28

Re: Video recording
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2006, 11:43:30 PM »


You can also get a Video Toaster Flyer (probably the best thing for this on the Amiga.  or you can get the cheapest solution which is something like the VideoMaster or the VideoMaster AGA for A600 and A1200 (not really AGA...its only called that because it plugs into the PCMCIA port)

But the ultimate cheapest solution with the best possible capture of video it to do it on a PC or Mac.......save it as a Quicktime and then Using Quicktime pro....convert the movie into individual JPG frames...............then using InfraView on Windows.....batch convert all the frames into IFF or 256 color GIFs.......then recompile the as IFF on Amiga into an Anim8  and whalla!    high quality Video!

you could also get the frames into 24 bit IFF somehow and then convert all the frames into HAM8 and put it together as a HAM8 animation..........looks SUPERB!

720 x 480 or 352 x 240 for faster playback and will probably look better than MPEG1

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Offline InTheSand

Re: Video recording
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2006, 12:06:39 AM »
Hi,

Just out of curiousity, what's the file size of a one minute 352x240 Anim8 animation when made using the methods you've described?

I can easily get stuff in/out of the PC, video-wise... Haven't really tried to get stuff going on the Amiga! I don't have Quicktime Pro, but VirtualDub is a great free Windows-based utility that'll allow mass extraction of video frames (to BMP or Targa formats) - and these can be processed using IrfanView as you mentioned, or PhotoFiltre will also do batch conversion (to GIF, not IFF).

I briefly considered trying to convert some MPEG-1 352x288 (PAL VCD standard) video clips to CDXL but never really got round to the details of what's required to do this on the Amiga side of things.

 - Ali
 

Offline spihunter

Re: Video recording
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2006, 12:19:15 AM »
@leirbag28,

The video Toaster stuff is getting pretty cheap on ebay these days. If you have an A2000 or A4000 it might be worth checking out.

I'd thought about picking one up just for the camera switching   effects. I've always wanted to play with one to :lol:

After everything is completely digital, I could see the toaster becoming the next 8mm in the retro video world.