I was thinking buy a netbook so I can easy capture from a camera if I need to recording more then 1 hour.
A DV band only have space for 1 hour HDV.
I have then two question
Does it work with a
Intel Atom N2600 / 1.6 GHz
4 GB DDR3
And windows 7 Starter.
The netbook have support for expresscard34, I was thinking about use a Firewire card to that but the have sometime two connection.
Can I recording with two camera at the sametime?
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not likely it's going to work well. netbooks have neither the cpu power nor storage space to make usable video computers.--
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I remember a old question about the same when I was looking around.
He say most netbook but maybe not this one
mmm yes that is a problem.
That why I like HDVSplit there I can turn preview off.
But I'm still not sure if that is enough for that netbook.
The price is going down, not so many buy a netbook this days when someone can buy a hybrid of laptop and tablet computer.
This notebook I found have expresscard34 and with a firewire card I can recording to the local harddrive but I have to be sure that it can do that before I buy one.
Look at the CPU usage while capturing with HDVSplit with preview off using your current computer. I think you'll see values in the low single digits. Even if the netbook has 1/10 the CPU power of your current computer it should be able to handle it. The difficulty may come in previewing the video to find what you want to capture.
I have an atom 2600 based netbook and, despite the fact that its infamous cedarview GPU architecture has given me problems getting linux to run, I really like it. There is no windows on it anymore.
There is no such thing AFAIK as a 2600 based windows 7 starter netbook with 4Gb RAM. 2Gb is the maximum ram for that version of windows, which is 32 bit only. And that's the max you can put in those netbooks.
To echo the above comments, a 2600 based netbook is not a good video machine. On top of the memory limitations and crappy gpu, there's the slow hard drive and front side bus that you always find in netbooks. I don't even have avidemux or handbrake installed on mine.
If you could use firewire with this one ... and I think that's about as likely as it having 4Gb ram ... I doubt you could use 2 cameras simultaneously.