[Chicago] XO for recording PyCon

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Fri Feb 1 19:56:40 CET 2008

Kenneth P. Stox wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 12:17 -0600, Carl Karsten wrote:
>> Is there any reason the XO would not work for this?
> I don't think so. Not enough CPU to generate MPEG's in real time, a

I was planing on just saving the stream in the raw format that I get from the 
device (DV I think) and then doing the encoding later.   So if you think it 
might be able to do mpeg, then I should have no problem just moving the data 

> little tight on memory also. Unless you are planning on streaming in
> real time, a quality camcorder will do a much better job. Especially the
> optics, webcams image quality is terrible when compared to a real
> camera.

Not an issue.  these 2 cover that:

 >> the desired VGA capture device
 >> even if the quality is poor, it will help sync with other
 >> streams in post production editing.)

Carl K

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