i have been using capture for a while now
and out of the blue one morning a start the car
capture wont start ! error window pop up
any idea i didn't change anything on the pc since a while
so i suspected the cam...work's when using other program
change the date to 2010 just in case nop
just don't know:nutz:
Well what does the error window say/screenshot?
i will try to take a screen shot
here is a pic screen lol
the application as generated an error bla bla bla
process and tread change all the time
I need some help with setting up minicam on terms of encoders.
I have an Asrock E350M1(aka Zacate dual core at 1.6GHz) with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and I use Microsoft Lifecam Cinema as the recording device for video and optionally sound(still having some issues with noise from bad grounding, working on it). I record everything directly to a USB flash drive that I have connected directly on the back of my car pc(not through a hub). Lifecam is connected through a USB hub to the front though, which is connected at the end of a 9 feet USB cable extension.
Problem is my recorded video is choppy. Really choppy. Check out this example:
I use DivX 6.9.2 with 1 pass quality based encoding(quantizer is at 2) at 640x360 and 25FPS.
Even if I drop the resolution to 424x240 for example, it still gets with skips in video(perhaps less, but they are still there). I even tried MJPEG encoder and still getting this, while also getting HUGE video files(with DivX I get around 450MB for 20 mins of video at these resolution and frame rate settings). Perhaps anyone can suggest me another encoder I can try to see if it's an encoder issue?
If not, any ideas on how to improve the quality? Is RAM perhaps too small for real time encoding and I should upgrade to 4 GB? Is the bottleneck coming from the USB hub the camera is connected? Perhaps it's an issue with saving the files to the USB flash drive? Or perhaps the Zacate CPU is just not able to perform such a task and I should have aimed for an i5 or whatever?
I would put my money on the CPU not being good enough, encoding on the fly is really taxing. Have a look at Windows task manager and what the CPU usage is like, you'll find it is most likely maxing out.
That is very good quality so you may need to drop the bit rate a bit as well. I use CCCP I think, which uses FFDSHOW from memory? http://www.cccp-project.net/
Single pass does 40% odd on my Core2 laptop 2Ghz. Two cameras almost makes it fall over... So much so that in summer the CPU is now overheating running 80% non-stop and I have to force feed it air...
I have an old Dell D400 1.6 with 1GB RAM, and I found the only ways to avoid stutter were to not have the 'menu' buttons showing on screen AND to make the video window very small.
I am using a Logitech C910 camera as it has auto exposure control. The first cheap webcam I tried got over exposed in sun light, probably set up for room light levels.
Hope this helps.
In all probability, it is the CPU not powerful enough for video encoding.
Originally Posted by BrocasHelm
I have the same webcam and would be interested to see how you have mounted it.
Guys...Any proven webcam/CPU configuration which can record 720P 30fps video?
been using ffdshow encoder for a while on a core duo @1.66GHz with good results. minicam takes around 40% cpu
havent been able to find a good compromise to be able to run 2 cameras without going 100% cpu and the saved video skipping
This only occurs if I record to USB stick, it's perfect at any resolution onto SSD or external USB-3 HDD.
Originally Posted by BrocasHelm