On this site, can refer to any of the various physical devices used in the production of video. (In contrast to software)

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Can the VGA port of the laptop be used as input port? [closed]

A few days ago I had a problem installing a video conferencing system, as I was unable to take the output of the codec display on a TV for some reasons. I was wondering could I have used the VGA port ...
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Analog (PAL) Frame Grabber capable of arround 4 fps

I have a video camera with a external trigger. I have been experimenting with the external trigger and it looks like I'm ready to grab some frames. I'm new on this field of hobby, and therefor I have ...
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Why is Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe Media Encoder freezing my computer when rendering?

This is happening when rendering lasts longer than ~20-30 mins. I've tried checking the temperatures, they are holding steady at a maximum of 45 Celsius (on both CPU and GPU). Freezes computer ...
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Hardware solution for live video conversion

To briefly summarize: I am looking for a video conversion box that will accept any resolution/refresh rate/color space and split out a properly converted feed. I utilize a hardware H.264 encoder/...
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What specs should I be looking for in a camera to record board-game sessions?

I'm a computer science engineer with no experience and very little knowledge in camera and video processing. I would like to record boardgame sessions (timelapse for example) and record boardgame ...
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Why is Audio and Video out of Sync during recording?

I make a 30 second recording using a webcam on a laptop. When I play the .avi file afterwards, the audio and video are out of step. The sound starts arriving about a second after it should do and gets ...
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Is it better to have a player application stretch the video or to use a resolution that matches the video file?

I have a Samsung LN40A550 LCD TV, purchased in 2008. I have a 2011 mac mini connected via HDMI, and I use VLC Media Player to play tv/movies, most often x264/mkv files. The native resolution of ...
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What is the benefit to using multiple RED rocket cards?

Could someone please explain to me when it might be necessary to use multiple RED rocket cards in the same computer? Does an additional card significantly improve workflow speeds for lower resolution ...
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GPUs for motion graphics

What are a few common GPUs that offer the best hardware acceleration for motion graphics and compositing? (i.e. After Effects, Motion, Combustion, etc)
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Can I Use Long Manfrotto QR Plates on a short head?

I've been considering whether to buy the 701HDV or the 502AH. I've pretty much settled on the 502AH for its superior drag quality, but one thing a lot of people do not consider is the type of Quick ...
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What kind of camera do I need to record a moving object in order to do motion tracking?

I have a few markers that I use to make augmented reality pictures for DIY projects. It's working fine when the camera is fixed. Now I would like to use them on a moving object to do basic motion ...
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Getting Started with Webcasting and Video conferencing

Our church is trying to move into the 21st century. We have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $20,000 ($10,000 would be more likely to succeed) for equipment purchases. We need to be ...
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Slow HD video whilst editing

I use Adobe Premier 5.5 to edit my videos. I have always seemed to have slow editing. I upgraded the PC which now has 8 Core 16gb of DDR3 2333mhz ram 1gb 460 gpu 6 hard drives, 1 is SSD So, I ...
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Effects LEDs are uncomfortably bright - can they be dimmed? (Boss ME-70)

I use a Boss ME-70 multieffects unit and its red LEDs are uncomfortably bright. When I bend down to adjust a setting, it's like having a red laser shining in my eyes -- I can't even read the controls. ...
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Should I just get a gaming PC for audio/video production?

I was looking around for computers aimed at AV production, and there doesn't seem to be many. It seems you largely have the option of SOHO PCs, business machines, or gaming machines. Is a gaming ...
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What would you recommend me to record videos while playing Xbox360

I would like to record some videos while playing on the Xbox360. I've been looking around and I would prefer to not use the PC to record (a PCIe card, for example) and I've come across the following ...
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Recording Video From one PC to Another

I'm planning on recording PC screens in general, including gaming and videos. I'm aware of screen capture software like FRAPS, Playclaw etc. and have tested them out, but the increased strain on my ...
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solution for archiving digital video

What solution do you use for archiving digital video content? Are magnetic tapes adequate, or better setup another 8HDD raid5 server? I read some news that SONY will bring to market an 1.5TB tape ...
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Reasonable hardware for basic video editing?

We have an old duo core Windows XP machine, and it seems to be the case that, when using Adobe Premiere Elements 9, we frequently have situations where the audio and video are out of sync. We will ...
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What is this device?

I was doing some cleaning today and found the device below, unopened, in its original plastic bag. I'm guessing it's an accessory for a photo or video camera from the 8mm jack, but anything more than ...
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High-end graphics cards: is it needed or useless for video editing at i5 machine with quicksync?

I am in search of a graphics card that makes video editing fast. I think to buy an i5 cpu with a motherboard with quicksync (z68?) and an SSD. Quicksync on cpu is only for transcoding (h.264 and ...
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How can I find specific PRO grade gear when CONSUMER grade dominates the search results.

I'm trying to keep this question as "non" subjective as possible... I need to find a very specific piece of hardware (not brand or model, just type), and I'm currently coming up empty handed. I've ...
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Does rackmount hardware attach only on the faceplate?

I've just purchased a few simple hardware rackmount devices, and a rack case. I've never set anything like this up before. I've been told that the devices' faceplates are screwed to the rack, and no ...