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Default Using 10v video storage platform - 01-12-2010, 09:31 PM

Hi,

... as in the title of the post is the 10v a viable option for the following use.

We'll be taking onboard HD 1080p video from motorcycles throughout Europe and the requirement is for a netbook that can store and replay the video from the camera. The replay is just to check we've got the footage and not for editing.

Is there a mobile charging solution for the 10v from 12v?

How easy is it to upgrade to a larger hard disc .... say 360Gb?

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Default 01-12-2010, 11:53 PM


Video show replacing with an SSD but you should get the idea. Since you're dealing with video you should get a 7200 rpm HDD. You should also get an external pocket drive for additional backup storage.

Not sure about the power source.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of HD Camera are you gonna be using?


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Default 01-12-2010, 11:59 PM

Thanks for the info.

We'll be using a GoPro HD Motorsports Hero.
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Default 01-13-2010, 01:38 AM

What format will the video be in? AVCHD? MPEG2?

Even lowly MPEG2 may be too much for the Atom CPU at 1080P resolution.

EDIT: I looked up the "GoPro HD Motorsports Hero", and it records 1080p encoded in h.264 at 15Mbps. I doubt that N270 or N280 CPU will be able to play that at a functional speed.


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Default 01-13-2010, 09:29 AM

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What format will the video be in? AVCHD? MPEG2?

Even lowly MPEG2 may be too much for the Atom CPU at 1080P resolution.

EDIT: I looked up the "GoPro HD Motorsports Hero", and it records 1080p encoded in h.264 at 15Mbps. I doubt that N270 or N280 CPU will be able to play that at a functional speed.
Thanks @reflex.

Dare I ask if any of the other netbooks will handle this?
Was hoping to avoid buying overpriced Apple Macbook products.
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Default 01-13-2010, 01:57 PM

On netbooks with weak CPUs (like the Atom), you'll need a separate device to accelerate HD h.264 decoding. Even netbooks with stronger CPUs, may struggle with such demanding content. Like the Dell Inspiron 11z, with it's optional dual core CPU.

There was a recent post about HD playback on netbooks using CoreAVC, an efficient CPU decoder for h.264 video. But I'm not confident even CoreAVC will be capable of satisfactory results. (CoreAVC is frequently lauded as the best decoding software for people without capable hardware)

Look into "Ion" platform netbooks. They match an Atom CPU with a nVidia graphics card, which should be able to decode video well.

Or netbooks with the Broadcom "Crystal" video decoder card (the NEW Dell Mini 10 will have this as an option eventually). At least one HP netbook has the card now.

The Broadcom card can be added to some netbooks (buy it on eBay), but they might not have the spare slot. For example, I think it works in the Mini 9, if you put it in the WiFi slot. So, then you'd need to use a USB WiFi dongle, or something. But the Mini 9 probably isn't an option for you, because it can't be upgraded to a large internal drive for storing videos. I don't know if the larger Dell Minis can accommodate the card.

You could also look into Athlon Neo CPU netbooks. They probably have a stronger graphics card than typical Atom CPU netbooks. But they tend to be bigger, too.

I hope one of the solutions I suggested works for you, but be aware, I haven't tried any of these solutions, since I don't need a netbook capable of 1080p h.264 decoding.


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Default 01-13-2010, 02:52 PM

there is a usb device out there that will take content and encode it to h.264 using the microchips/processor inside the usb dongle; in eseence offloading the encoding of h.264 from the atom processor. i can not vouch for the functionality of it but. i do know it works nicely with macs.

I will link the product review shortly.


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Default 01-13-2010, 03:04 PM

@reflex
Very knowledgeable thanks for the insight.

I was hoping to stay with the Dell because of it's hackintoshability.

Is the new 1012 going to carry the banner of OSX as did it's predecessors?

Failing a netbook are any other compact laptops hackable to OSX?
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Default 01-13-2010, 04:26 PM

We do not yet know if the 1012 can run OS X. Many of the N270/N280-based netbooks can run OS X, some better than others.


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