Waco wrote:Do you have any need to keep the video around after you've uploaded it? If not, a pair of mechanicals will likely suit you just fine. I'd stick to 7200 RPM drives just to be sure you've got enough bandwidth. Short-stroke them as well (maybe 250 GB per?) for faster seeks and better throughput assuming you don't need massive amounts of space.
Firestarter wrote:Are you aware that both your CPU and your GPU have built-in H264 encoders? Granted, H264 video is not ideal for editing, but I think it's worth a try before you spend money on a bunch of HDDs.
The Egg wrote:I recently grabbed a 3TB Green drive for $109. Benchmarks say that it's actually faster than one of my older Black drives in most measurements, likely due to higher density platters. I would imagine this would be more than sufficient as far as speed, and alot easier than screwing around with RAID arrays.
southrncomfortjm wrote:Firestarter wrote:Are you aware that both your CPU and your GPU have built-in H264 encoders? Granted, H264 video is not ideal for editing, but I think it's worth a try before you spend money on a bunch of HDDs.
Sorry, I don't follow. Please connect the dots for me. Are you talking about encoding on the fly or something?
The Egg wrote:Record a few short 1080p clips of various sizes to your SSD. Divide the size of the file by the amount of seconds in the clip, and you should get a ballpark of the bandwidth needed. I'd be willing to bet that your old 250GB is just p*ss slow and a Green would be sufficient, but if you're concerned just grab a 2TB Black or something along those lines.
Firestarter wrote:Yes, I'm talking about H264 encoding on the fly. I'm using A's Video Encoder with Bluesky Video Capture right now to capture my gaming sessions in H264 compressed video with my HD7950. The performance impact is minimal and I get great quality with ~12 megabit/s. Bandicam also supports AMDs VCE, and there's an open source VFW VCE codec ( https://github.com/jackun/openencodevfw ) that should work with various capture programs (I tested it with MSI Afterburner). There's also the option of using the H264 encoder baked into your CPU, the latest versions of Open Broadcast Software support it.
Here's a video that I captured using A's Video Encoder, playing Planetside 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpb-tvpTYww
I recorded about 7 minutes worth of footage, filesize was about 600mb (bitrate set to 12Mbps).
edit: keep in mind that the quality of the file is a lot better than what you end up seeing on youtube
southrncomfortjm wrote:Your video looks really solid. What kind of storage do you use?