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    Question Video capture card solutions for a notebook pc?

    I need to capture composite s-video for a live stream using a notebook/laptop pc.

    All the decent professional capture cards (Osprey etc) are PCI which would require a desktop pc.

    I've seen some USB devices but I'm a bit reluctant as they look more suited to the home user who wants to record tv etc. Then again I'm new to all this so maybe I'm wrong?

    Can anyone offer up a solution? Is there a good quality USB or PCMCIA capture card available suitable for live streaming?

    Any advice welcome. Thanks in advance.

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    I've not seen anything for a notebook. Notebooks have long been acknowledged as limited for heavy sound and video work-they just don't have the space inside to carry the gear.

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    Even for something low quality?

    The resolution of the live web stream is relatively low - 320 x 260.

    We have done the live streaming of a presentation before using a tower pc fitted with a capture card (Osprey I believe although not sure which model). We use a company called Influxis ( Flash Media Server Hosting - Influxis Flash Media Interactive Server 3 Hosting Specialists ) to handle the live streaming and their flash software does all the broadcast stuff.

    We just need some way of getting the video signal into the laptop that would be suitable for live web streaming but perhaps a laptop isn't suitable for such tasks?

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    This really shouldn't be a problem. Many years ago I used to use a Pentium 600Mhz to capture video VHS using a 5200RPM disc through a TV card (no dropped frames).

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    I need to capture composite s-video for a live stream using a notebook/laptop pc.All the decent professional capture cards (Osprey etc) are PCI which would require a desktop pc.I've seen some USB devices but I'm a bit reluctant as they look more suited to the home user who wants to record tv etc. Then again I'm new to all this so maybe I'm wrong?Can anyone offer up a solution? Is there a good quality USB or PCMCIA capture card available suitable for live streaming?Any advice welcome. Thanks in advance.
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