Recording and Editing HD

neumannu47

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My HD service is on a Time Warner DVR that does not allow me to download shows to an external hard drive. If I were to use the HDMI or analog inputs in a video capture card in a PC, can I capture the show (in real time) or will there be a copy protection problem? Once I capture the show, can I edit HD in VRD?

What video card can I buy that will allow me to transfer an HD show to my PC? I'm NTSC is the US.
 

phd

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VideoReDo will edit HD providing it is type MPEG-2 video.

For capture card recommendations, I'll leave that to the users.
 
My HD service is on a Time Warner DVR that does not allow me to download shows to an external hard drive. If I were to use the HDMI or analog inputs in a video capture card in a PC, can I capture the show (in real time) or will there be a copy protection problem? Once I capture the show, can I edit HD in VRD?

What video card can I buy that will allow me to transfer an HD show to my PC? I'm NTSC is the US.
About the only simple option is the Hauppauge HD-PVR which can record HD from Component Video Inputs (Red, Blue, Green, + audio L/R). It records in the h264 format and not mpeg2, however. (Part of the massive requests for VRD to do h264 editing) There is no copy protection from the device itself.

Recording OTA networks in HD can be accomplished in a few ways but cable (and Satellite) only offerings are technologically discouraged. You also need to determine just how you want to archive the recordings. Do you want Blu-Ray format disks, Data Disks, or standard playable DVDs?
 

bits

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I have been using a Divco FusionHDTV USB Gold for capturing OTA HD for about 2 years. VRD makes short work of the HD TS video files. The kicker is whether you have decent signal in your area. I think you can google HD TV signal strength to get an idea of what is in your area. I have (5) HD channels and I record stuff like Life, Office, Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock and quite a bit of documentary stuff in HD. I just a small Philips indoor antenna that cost $20.
 

TivoKahuna

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I use a TivoHD box, rather than the cable provider box.
VideoReDo allows conversion of the Tivo content directly, without having all those intermediate steps & hardware.
Then, once the file is in mpeg2 hd format, I use the portable drives I have to store the content.
And, the WD-HD device (approx $100-$150)allows me to play them on the HD screens in my RV without even turning on the computer.
 

neumannu47

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I'm thinking about putting a PC beside my TV and playing the files from the hard drive AFTER editing the commercials. Nothing elegant. However, I have to record in HD first, somehow.
 
I'm thinking about putting a PC beside my TV and playing the files from the hard drive AFTER editing the commercials. Nothing elegant. However, I have to record in HD first, somehow.
If you're not going to archive the recordings, then you seem to be going to a lot of trouble and time to place-shift the playback. There's probably no simple way to extract the recordings and Cable companies haven't embraced cheap extenders, so initial transfer will take "real time" followed by editing time and transfer time.

Have you considered just connecting the DVR to the bedroom TV, along with a remote extender? (using whatever the DVR has for a "skip" or fast forward feature) Creative use of a pair of cat5 cables can carry Component Video/audio + LAN + one phone line. A single cat5 can carry S-Video and audio. (Composite video has about a 25' limit before interference appears) There are distribution amps that can take an input and give you several outputs. (even Component, DVI, and HDMI)
 
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