Slo mo frame rate in Video Replay

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Slo mo frame rate in Video Replay

Post by pack529holycross » Fri May 15, 2009 4:16 pm

Trying for the first time to sort out all the variables that go into the Video Replay. I bought the $52 Pinnacle Dazzle DVD capture device... are there any differences on the frame rate of capture from one model to another? I have an Hitatchi DVD-R camcorder connected through SVIDEO to the Capture device...


any advice on increasing frame rate for slo - mo would be great

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Re: Slo mo frame rate in Video Replay

Post by gpraceman » Fri May 15, 2009 6:36 pm

RaceReplay has no control over the frame rate. That is limited by your hardware. With video capture devices you are typically limited to no better than 30 fps. With a digital video camera and using a FireWire connection, you can generally get frame rates up to 60 fps.

You can go to the Advanced Setup screen in RaceReplay and click on the Properties button for your video device and see if there is any setting they provide for changing the frame rate. I rather doubt it though.


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Re: Slo mo frame rate in Video Replay

Post by SoloTSi97 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:32 am

gpraceman wrote:RaceReplay has no control over the frame rate. That is limited by your hardware. With video capture devices you are typically limited to no better than 30 fps. With a digital video camera and using a FireWire connection, you can generally get frame rates up to 60 fps.

You can go to the Advanced Setup screen in RaceReplay and click on the Properties button for your video device and see if there is any setting they provide for changing the frame rate. I rather doubt it though.
Hey Randy,

Quick question. I've used GPRM for a few years now and am considering adding RaceReplay this year. I've downloaded the demo version today and have hooked up my digital video camera via Firewire. I don't see any framerate options going into the properties for my device in RaceReplay's advanced setup ... is there anything special I need to do/set in order to enable higher framerates like you mentioned? I'm going to play around with it some myself, but I probably won't get the opportunity to do a real live test until the day of the derby. So, I thought I'd ask here in addition to my own testing.

I've got some other questions as well about RaceReplay, but am still searching to see if they've already been answered.

Thanks!

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Re: Slo mo frame rate in Video Replay

Post by gpraceman » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:43 am

The frame rate is really a function of your video camera and how you are connecting it to your computer. Assuming you have sufficient CPU power, RaceReplay will record at the frame rate that it is being supplied with. If your CPU cannot keep up with that, then there will be some dropped frames.


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Re: Slo mo frame rate in Video Replay

Post by SoloTSi97 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:27 pm

Okay, that makes sense. Any suggestions on some "test" software that will simply display the video input and display the framerate? I was planning to use my wife's laptop (Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz), but could use my work laptop (Core i5) instead if necessary.

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Re: Slo mo frame rate in Video Replay

Post by gpraceman » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:11 pm

I'm not so sure on the input side. For the video that has been recorded, open up My Computer or Windows Explorer and do a right mouse click over one of your AVI files and select Properties. Then go to the Details tab. That will give you the frame rate for that clip.


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