[AG-TECH] Recording using hardware encoder card

Richard Palmer richard.d.palmer at kcl.ac.uk
Wed Jun 30 16:43:27 CDT 2010

Dear List,

	We're setting up a room node with 4 cameras and we'd like to be able
	to record the AG sessions (and also just local events) we're running.
	As I understand it, programmes such as AGVCR record a AG session using
	the encoded video stream, which may be (far) lower in quality
	than the source material. Is there any way to record the local stream
	at the highest quality (i.e. as it comes into the capture server)
	within AG ?.

	If not, would it be possible to use a card such as the Picolo U4
	H.264 ? (http://www.euresys.com/Products/picolo/PicoloU4H264.asp), as
	that (claims) to allow access to both the encoded and raw version
	of each video channel. Presumably AG could use one stream and the		other stream could go straight to disc. Or is it not that simple ?.

Many thanks,

Richard Palmer			| Centre for E-Research &
Systems Manager			| Centre for Computing in the Humanities
richard.d.palmer at kcl.ac.uk	| King's College London
Tel: 0207 848 1973 

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