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trying to find the best software for recording + streaming


 
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whitemage
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:34 pm    Post subject: trying to find the best software for recording + streaming Reply with quote

hi, all. i'm in need of some opinions. at my workplace we've purchased a cisco vc220 camera to recreate a market research dual window set up - meaning, an interview is taking place in one room, and clients will be watching its progress live in another. like a two way mirror, but something we can do in house.

i've been having trouble with it on the software end, though. i need the video to be recorded with high audio quality, as it is sent to transcribers for the conversation to be recorded. i also need it streamed live, but in fullscreen, as the clients watching the interview shouldn't see the software interface.

cisco has 2 options for recording and streaming. if you log into the camera's ip address, you can manually record mpeg-4 videos and it's great. you can't pull up a fullscreen view, however, so the client would see the web page, browser, open windows, etc.

cisco also has a video surveillance software that does the fullscreen thing and records. however, it records in a proprietary format, so you need to export the file into a lower quality format, which takes a long time - about 20 minutes for an hour long video.

neither option does what i need. i tried running both at the same time, but there was interference. in theory, i could have the ip address open to record on a laptop, and have the other program open on the desktop, but i really just want 1 piece of software that does everything i need. i'm googling around, but havent found anything i'm happy with. does anyone have any personal recommendations?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are in the U.S. that is highly illegal to record audio without the consent of all the people involved.

I have never come across NVR software that records in a common format, they all seem record in their own format and then you export the video out to a common format.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, we are in the us, and yes we and our clients know that. we are a biotechnical consulting company, and i can tell you our patients and physicians are well aware that they are being recorded and are paid a hefty honorarium.

still, is there any software you'd recommend?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None that I know of that record to a common format.

You can start off for free by using the Milestone Xprotect Go - http://www.milestonesys.com/go/product+information

Milestone is the leader in commecial NVR software. They also offer their higher end products for free for a single camera. The biggest limitation to GO is that it only records for 5 days, which is not a big deal if you are going to export out the video as soon as it's done.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:20 am    Post subject: Try C-MOR Free VM Reply with quote

If you have time then check out the Free Video Surveillance from C-MOR.

C-MOR offeres a free server for 3 cameras:

http://www.c-mor.com/video-surveillance/download-vm.php

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