I can't test 1394 transfers at work. At home I was trying to get a whole movie (only 1h50m, but I think it will serve) onto tape, and the encoding hadn't completed when I left the house this morning.
I don't expect camcorder or 1394 transfer problems, based on v1.0 testing, but I agree regression testing is important. Btw, I do plan to register Scenalyzer Live to try to get error-free transfers.
The reason I didn't try writing the encoded files onto a separate disk on the same IDE controller was that the second disk was too full. Being in a hurry this morning, I didn't want to spend the extra time pre-copying enough stuff to the first disk to make room for the encoded files.
I do expect a speedup from using separate disks, and I will test and report. I may even try moving the target disk to the second IDE controller as a separate test.
I'm happy to hear that you haven't yet taken out the "cheese" you described in the predecessor thread. It's nice to know the future will be brighter, but even on a relatively modest performance machine like I have at home, I think the package is usable now as an archival backup tool.
I'd love to use a faster machine http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/wink.gif
, but I thought I'd report on what I have. Note that the work machine is even below the recommended performance level for a HiPix. I wouldn't plan to use this in a "production" environment.
Actually, I've been holding off upgrading my system speed until I can get someone to estimate what speed CPU is required for 30 fps HDTV playback. I've asked in the HDTV playback in software only
thread, but no answer yet.
(Also no answer yet from any AccessDTV owner about resilience to corrupted encrypted recordings. Don't they want a cheap backup medium?)
Additional test observations:
On the work machine, DVDec achieved 13.3 fps.
Space inflation due to the encoding process is approximately 20%.