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There are many hardware options including Intel media SDK, FPGA options, nvidi, ASIC solutions, elgato, etc. But for my money, I prefer quality. The software solutions, especially x264, perform WAY (WAY) better as measured by visual quality by file size ratio. As for Quality per watt in terms of encoding, you cant beat a good ASIC.
It depends on the quality desired. The best bet is to test them both out before hand and see what you are comfortable with. Most DSLRs do not have autofocus while recording, so you would need to manually focus the lens, however the quality is usually very high. The handicam on the other hand will provide Autofocus however you would want to test how it ...
You need a capture card. If you have either USB3 or Thunderbolt, then you can use something like the Black Magic Intensity or Matrox MXO2. You could also consider a stand alone device that is capable of handling the streaming for you directly, such as the Matrox Monarch or similar devices that don't have to rely on the computer's processing to send the ...
To expand on AJ Henderson's answer, it would be extremely rare to find combined output/input ports for A/V on a computer, and certainly not combined input/output VGA. This is because the underlying technology to receive and process video is very different to that required to send it and uses high-frequency electronics which tend to be very picky about how ...
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