Lumenier RB2205C-12 2400KV SKITZO Ceramic Bearing Motor
Thread Tools
Old Oct 22, 2009, 06:41 PM
giluriel is offline
Find More Posts by giluriel
GilUriel
Help!

Video compression ... hhheeeelllppp


Hi there,

At the time being I want to record my FPV video on my laptop.
I have the easycap usb card (and my laptop is not that strong - compaq nx5000)

Can you please post your compression, video and codecs setup ?

Tips and suggestions will be highly appreciated

Thanks
Gil
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Oct 22, 2009, 06:52 PM
videocruzer is offline
Find More Posts by videocruzer
Registered User
videocruzer's Avatar
save yourself the trouble buy an old digital hi 8. they have dvi out/in.
most of the time they are around 20 bucks on the locally used web site.
ie usedvictoria.com.
this way you get the raw analog avi file. the dvi port is considered a zero loss port also.
this is the cheapest way to get the smoothest and cleanest recording onto your desktop computer at the end of the day.
Old Oct 22, 2009, 06:53 PM
diem is offline
Find More Posts by diem
FPV Freak :)
diem's Avatar
You have to find VirtualDub solution. There is english translation of it on this forum. Oryginaly written by Lukisek.

videocruzer - easy to say, hard to find. Almost none on auctions in my country got av-in. Really hard to get that kind of camera.
Old Oct 22, 2009, 07:04 PM
giluriel is offline
Find More Posts by giluriel
GilUriel
Quote:
Originally Posted by diem
You have to find VirtualDub solution. There is english translation of it on this forum. Oryginaly written by Lukisek.

videocruzer - easy to say, hard to find. Almost none on auctions in my country got av-in. Really hard to get that kind of camera.
Hi Diem,
I'm familier with VirtualDub but do you have any reccomandations for the setup ?
I must say I'm getting lost with these endless lists of codecs.
Which is a good compromize between file size and picture quality, when it comes to high motion ?

Thanks,
Gil
Old Oct 22, 2009, 07:12 PM
diem is offline
Find More Posts by diem
FPV Freak :)
diem's Avatar
Try this one (as i said there is english version somewhere on rcg) with google translator:

http://rc-cam.info/viewtopic.php?t=658

Very nice quality, even average laptop can handle it.
Old Oct 23, 2009, 07:52 AM
Shikra is offline
Find More Posts by Shikra
SILURIA / UK
Shikra's Avatar
Quick and easiest....

Install xvid codec from http://www.xvid.org/

Setting up de-interlacing filter:-
video-->filters-->add-->deinterlace

Suggest File-->save processing settings so can be re-loaded at any time quickly using File-->load processing settings

Setting up XVID:-
1 Select Video--> full processing mode2
2 Select Video-->compression-->xvid MPEG-4 codec the hit configure
3 Toggle target quantisizer button to display target bitrate or quality/size you want

I tend to go for a bitrate of 10000, but depends on how long your vids are and how much you need to upload.


If you can get h.264 working that seems to be the best/most commonly accepted high end compression. I've not been able to get it to work with Virtualdub.


If your working with non avi files, might want to take a look at avidemux. Another free one that is similar. Possibly a bit easier to use, but it has the big advantage of working with several poular file types.
Donald Grafts smart de-interlacer is very good too, but for the FPV vids I don't think if you would notice much difference from the standard.

And don't forget there are some good supporte apps out there:-
http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

Good luck!
Old Oct 23, 2009, 09:51 AM
jab is offline
jab
Find More Posts by jab
jab
Unregistered User
Disk space is cheap and plenty now a days. So the master recording should have optimal quality. I would recommend using a DV codec for the original recording while flying. Better for editing also. Then you make a Xvid/h264 from the finished result for uploading.
Old Oct 23, 2009, 02:19 PM
Shikra is offline
Find More Posts by Shikra
SILURIA / UK
Shikra's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by jab
Disk space is cheap and plenty now a days. So the master recording should have optimal quality. I would recommend using a DV codec for the original recording while flying. Better for editing also. Then you make a Xvid/h264 from the finished result for uploading.
That would be my preference too if you have the disk space. Apps seem to be geared up better to work with raw avi too.
Old Oct 24, 2009, 04:44 AM
g00bd0g is offline
Find More Posts by g00bd0g
Registered User
g00bd0g's Avatar
I run my eeePC1000h with an EasyCap USB converter and capture with VirtualDub. The key is using a fact compressor. MJPEG gives virtually no noticeable video lag even while capturing at 720x576 and running fullscreen simultaneously. Also running uncompressed audio helps out a bit.
Old Oct 25, 2009, 03:28 AM
renatoa is online now
Find More Posts by renatoa
Registered User
Use MJPEG codec, it put the lowest pressure on the processor, even 5%, but the files are huge, even 20M/sec, depending on the chosen quality factor. Which is good... all depends how much free space you have on the HDD and what is the write speed of the system.
Old Oct 25, 2009, 05:43 AM
Bonafidepirate is offline
Find More Posts by Bonafidepirate
define("BEASTMODE", "1");
Bonafidepirate's Avatar
Here's the English translation of the EasyCAP guide:

http://fpv-community.com/forum/showt...d=1596#pid1596


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion video compression software mrleenagle FPV Talk 7 Sep 03, 2009 07:25 PM
Discussion Video Compression Software? BennettOZ84 Aerial Photography 2 Jun 28, 2008 07:43 AM
Help! Need video compression software Accu157 Aerial Photography 1 Sep 01, 2006 09:36 PM