Recording Video...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jsbarone, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. jsbarone macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    I'm going to be taking a road trip in a few weeks, and would like to chronicle it much the way I've seen people do before, by recording the whole thing with a webcam. My question is this:

    Is there an easy way to record video over long periods of time without taking up your entire hard drive? I've got a good 90GB left on my 2.4GHZ 15" MBP, but really don't want to use all of it for a little side project. I'd appreciate recommendations on free or open source solutions that I can use for this project.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    I don't know how fast recording with QTPro will use up the hard drive, but you might try a few minutes of recording with it, see how large the file is, then do the math, then just let it sit and record for a while to see how long it will go.

    Brian
     
  3. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to recommend QTPro also. It seems to work pretty well for small videos.

    The Stig
     
  4. jsbarone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, I'll look into that. obviously I'm shooting for longevity with the roadtrip being lengthy and all---I'm wondering...is there an easy way to get a long amount of time out of a 2.4GHZ macbook pro? I was planning on closing the lid (keeping the laptop alive though) and just sticking it in the backseat and hoping for the best. Can you guys recommend anything else? I don't have an inverter...
     
  5. ckeck macrumors 6502a

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    My recommendation would be to buy an inverter for $20-$40...inexpensive and it solves the problem of battery life...
     

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