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DVRs for recording animal behavior

Hi,

I am looking for a DVR to replace my VCR recording system for animal behavior data collection. That means I want something that is flexible in terms of scheduling and easy to get data off of (preferably by USB onto a flash drive or portable hard drive). I'd like to be able to change the fps so I can do "timelapse" recording. Multiple channels and multiplexing would be nice but are not required. Similarly, sound capabilities would be nice but are not required. A time stamp is essential.

Can anyone recommend something to me?
Thanks,
Deborah Fripp

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I would either google or directly try asking

In reply to: DVRs for recording animal behavior

people at Discovery Channel Happy A stretch, but why not.

I keep seeing this great white shark come out of the water in slow-mo....

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I would add a very very large 2nd HDD to your computer, then turn the computer into a DVR & have all data from the camera save to the 2nd HDD. This all depends if the camera you have is able to do the 'slow-mo' speeds that you want

or get this -

1080i camcorder shoots 300fps slow-mo

http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/05/sanyos-xacti-hd1010-1080i-camcorder-shoots-300fps-slow-mo/

http://www.sanyodigital.com/product.aspx?v=22

then just edit the the shoots on your computer


note slow-mo takes up a lot of room, but that also depend on the speed.

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