Capture to disk while playing a movie



  • I'm working with a scene where I start to capture the start of the scene with a live input. Later on I replay that file and while I playing that movie, I want to capture another sequence at the same time.

    The problem I get is that when I stop the capture to disk, the movie player restarts. So I get a blink and the move starts all over again.
    A way to solve this?


  • Dear Klauskk,

    This is something that is tricky about the Capture to Disk function. When you stop recording, the media window is updated. Whenever this happens (just like when you import a new movie) all Players are deactivating and reactivated so that they will start playing the new content. This function needs to be improved so that only the players that might be affected will restart, but for now, it does all of them. There isn't really a good workaround I'm afraid.
    Best Wishes,
    Mark


  • thanks for the reminder



  • Crappy work around but can you use a quartz composer patch to play the movie the second time. You should be able to make a watch folder or load the movie by name and then use the quartz patch inside Izzy, at least it stays inside and should not be affected by the blink. Alternatively if the movie has no sound you could try and do some trickery with the buffer actor to buy you time over the blink when you stop recording- this one seems possible but dangerous.



  • Capture To Disk, file path is only desktop? is this a bug? buffer actor, may be the solution, or syphon recorder….

    OSX 10.9 latest IsadoraCore

    thx

    rainbow



  • Thanx for answers.

    And as I understand Mark, the movie player restarts when the media window is updated.
    So I think the workaround would be outside Izzy, and Fred's idea to use quartz composer as a second movie player might be the solution.
    Thx.
    Klaus K

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  • Capture To Disk, desktop  only? :(

    Is this a bug? or am I missing something?

    OSX 10.9 latest IsadoraCore

    thx


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    @rainbow

    When I start the recording it asks me where I want to save the file. OS X 10.9.

    Best
    Michel



  • @Michel, are we talking the same?

    thx

    f689a9-this-actor.png



  • Dear @rainbow,

    Recording to the desktop is the default.
    You can set the folder where the Capture to Disk movies will be recorded by choosing
    "Set Captured Media Folder"
    from the Input menu.
    When you can't figure something out, here's a useful tip: if you option (alt) click any actor, you'll get a little description of what the actor does. (Same with the inputs and outputs.)
    If you do this with the Capture to Disk actor, you'll see the text shown in the picture. Notice that the "Set Captured Media Folder" command is mentioned there.
    And don't forget the manual. There is also an entire chapter in the manual called "Capturing Video and Audio To Disk" that explains this feature in detail.
    Best Wishes,
    Mark

    fe4c30-capture-to-disk-help.png



  • Dear @Mark

    "Set Captured Media Folder" from the Input menu. solved everything 

    thx rainbow


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