I am interested in recording from multiple sources onto my laptop by means of a software based video mixer. I will be using it to record video and audio from inside my vehicle during track events and such.
Now I know there are standalone units out on the market that merge all the sources and output to a recording device but I would prefer a software based unit that I could run from my laptop. I can imagine there is much more flexibility with using a laptop as opposed to a standalone hard-wired unit with obvious physical limitations not to mention software that that individual manufacturer limits you to.
So here are my questions:
1. What video mixer would you suggest that allows real-time multi-channel recording from multiple sources via multiple USB and serial port input?
2. Is it even possible for a Windows XP PC to run multiple inputs from two USB ports and the serial port?
If you know of a website or keyword(s) I could search that would be appreciated as well. I am quite knew to this so I can imagine that even “video mixer” might not be an up to date term. Heck I would have a hard time explaining to someone what the difference between a blog, discussion board, forum and usenet is