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    Car Cameras - Create a buffer of 1 hour of recorded video?

    I would like to be able to continiously record video with a buffer of about 1 hour. Whenever computer is shut down, either by accident (like losing power) or on purpose, the video is NOT lost. I must also have the ability to save the recorded video as another file so I don't lose it. I know 1 hour is alot of hard drive space, but thats why I got an 80 gig HD for my car PC.

    The only thing I can think that is similar to this in any way would be DVRs like a TiVo how it records a max of 30 mins and you can choose to save program that is being watched.

    Anyone know of a program that does this? This is one of my top prioritys for my carputer and I am interested in finding something similar.

    Thanks

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    You will use most of you processing power for the encoding. I think you would need a videocard like ATI AIW, and it comes with software to capture video, so you would just connect a camera to the input. I don't know why you are trying to do this, however if its for insurance purposes (since you mentioned an accident), its inadmissible.

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    I want to do it just in case something funny happens, or lets say somebody hits me and runs. I can record their license plate...

    Happen to me once and I didn't think until it was too late and then I couldn't read plate.

    EDIT - I know how to capture video...I need to know if theres any software that will let me do what I outlined above.

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    http://www.snapstream.com/Products/Products_PVS3.asp

    http://myhtpc.net/pub/TV%20Plugin/Web/

    http://www.manifest-tech.com/media_p...20Timeshifting

    The latest from ATI's AIW line has Timeshifting capabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dualfragment
    I want to do it just in case something funny happens, or lets say somebody hits me and runs. I can record their license plate...

    Happen to me once and I didn't think until it was too late and then I couldn't read plate.

    EDIT - I know how to capture video...I need to know if theres any software that will let me do what I outlined above.
    You should also install a EMP gun like the one the showed in 2 fast 2 furious That way noone runs

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkadiyp
    You should also install a EMP gun like the one the showed in 2 fast 2 furious That way noone runs
    http://www.powerlabs.org/emguns.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banderon
    Thats it, forget carputers, Im gonna build me a tank

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    just curious, why would the video be inadmissible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid_smoke
    just curious, why would the video be inadmissible?
    Because it is not government tested, and could have been tempered with by you. I mean if its a murder case (like cars runs a person over, but the driver swears he was not at fault) they may look at it, but once again I doubt that it could be presented in court. Mercedes and I am sure several other automakers, have "blackboxes" installed that record everything about the car at the moment of an accident (speed, position of pedals, all forces .....), but its only for automakers internal research purposes, cops will not look twice at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid_smoke
    just curious, why would the video be inadmissible?
    i'm interested too.

    i doubt it'd be inadmissable. photographs of the cars are admissible... it'd only follow suit that a realtime video would be admissible.

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