[mythtv-users] HD Capture support from Component
beww at beww.org
Fri Nov 30 20:43:49 UTC 2007
James Gutshall Jr wrote:
> I have not seen anything but "cant be done" or "cards dont exist with
> component input", or you have to use a hacked satellite box to use
> firewire output (oops, this will run around $1000).
> Doing some searching for another project, I came across some Matrox
> capture cards for editing HD content from DV cameras, etc. The include
> component in, etc and run about $1600. for someone that might be
> willing to spend the $1000 for the satellite receiver above, and hassle
> with legality, windows software? (i read this somewhere), etc... They
> might be interested in spending a little more to get NATIVE HD out of
> directtv/dish/cable/etc with only a card, and an irblaster to change
> with it seemign this easy, I understand the issue is no longer that
> cards dont exist (Matrox RT series created back in 2006). The issue is
> probably driver related. Can anyone speculate any additional
> information on this or if there has been an attempt to code for these 2
> All these are approximate pricing. not including shipping, and possibly
> a cable or so.
> Essentially, have these editing capture cards (these types, anyway) been
> tried for HD? Is there anyone working on drivers for the x2? I agree
> it is alot of $$$$, but some people are spending that kind of money
> looking for native HD options. Also component, unlike HDMI doesnt have
> the hdcp issue, etc. and most devices will output to this format for
> plugging into HDTV's.
> Thoughts anyone...
Interesting. Of course if the card is just a capture card then you would
have to encode the component video in real time, or store a LOT of
information, something even the fastest general purpose computers would
have a hard time doing. It would probably also push the disk I/O of
consumer grade equipment pretty hard.
Obviously it will be possible sooner or later, and somebody has to be
the first to dance, but I question is sub-$1K cards would be usable with
present home PCs.
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