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A Practical Guide to Video and Audio Compression by Cliff Wootton

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29

Building Your Encoding Hardware

29.1 Let’s Spend Some Money

This chapter is about the components that you would use to build a system as well as the process of designing and building a system with those components. Building a system with sufficient capacity to store your video is important, and there are a variety of disk storage alternatives.

In this chapter, the emphasis is on video. Setting up audio equipment was covered thoroughly in Chapter 7. To give this some real-world context, at the end of the chapter, the summary plans the construction of three different systems:

•  Single-user, home-based system—built on a budget

•  Small workgroup sharing some storage—medium cost

•  Large-enterprise-sized system—money no object

You should plan ...

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