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 ...