I don’t like writing to the small Car-PC SSD at widescreen 720P 30 FPS uncompressed (5% CPU usage).
I also do quite a lot of recording on trips through interesting towns and landscapes. It’s much easier to have an $80.00 mini 1TB USB-3 drive to simply unplug and take to the Desktop PC.
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I was looking at a YouTube test between a MS Lifecam 5000 webcam and the Logitech Pro 9000 showing poor quality/results of the Logitec
However I think this was with the supplied Logitech software?
The Logitec software I used had only has 3 options for recording resolution and makes a very small wmv file even at what they define as large 1280 x 720. The problem is its only records at 15 FPS.
A one minute record is around 38 MB and CPU usage is around 10% although it looks pretty good it has noticeable motion blur under all lighting.
The same camera running on MiniCam with uncompressed or Logitec Video (1420) codec which is around half the size of an uncompressed avi (both <15% CPU with full screen preview on record) will produce virtually no motion blur except in low light. Uncompressed file size is 2GB per minute, Logitec Video (1420) codec is 800mb per minute (I have a 1TB USB3 drive) and I usually record at 800 x 500 30FPS.
Note: All CPU usage is on my very old dual-core 2.4 GHz desktop, the Car PC has a lot more power; I just haven’t bothered to look at the CPU usage on the CAR-PC yet.
Obviously it depends on how you setup each camera, anyone have any thoughts?