Putting video on the iPod with the Neuros Video Recorder 2

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How to put video on the iPod Video with the Neuros Video Recorder 2:

Using the R2 to put video on your iPod is the same as using it with any other device - easy. The steps involved are quite similar to those involved with other devices. See This Page for detailed instructions on how to record video and transfer it to your iPod. See below for a more condensed version.

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Necessary Components:

  • iPod Video
  • Neuros Video Recorder 2
  • MemoryStick Pro/Duo or Compact Flash card (512MB+ recommended)
  • Analog video source (TV, DVD, Tivo, etc.)


Step 1:

  • Set up the R2 to record. Connect the unit to an analog video output (AV In), and connect the R2 output to a video input on your TV if you'd like to watch what you're recording. (For more detailed instructions see the Recorder 2 user's guide, link below.)


Step 2:

  • Use the remote to navigate to the Quality settings menu and choose your resolution and quality setting. The quality is a matter of taste and amount of storage available. For the iPod, the QVGA 30 fps Fine or Superfine resolutions are recommended. To start recording, hit the record button on the remote.


Step 3:

  • Once the recording is finished, power off the R2 and remove the MS or CF card. Put it into the card reader on your computer and the card should appear as a new drive. Open this drive and find your new video, it will have a filename like "M4V00003". Connect your iPod, and load iTunes. Now drag the video file onto the iPod.

Step 4:

  • Once the video file is done transferring, you can rename it on the iPod, unless you really like "M4V00003". Remove your iPod from the computer, and enjoy the video.

Specs and technical info: The Neuros can output a few resolutions and quality levels that are supported by the iPod.

  • QVGA - (320x240) 384 kbps, 768 kbps, 1024 kbps, 1536 kbps, 30 fps
  • Audio is recorded at 128 kbps AAC-LC

Time: ~3 minutes


 Pros: 
 * Can use any video source, including TV, DVD, Tivo
 * Extremely simple, goes directly to PSP without additional conversion
 * Content is not limited to pre-existing digital files, can use any video you own
 * All file formatting issues are handled automatically, compatibility is not an issue
 
 Cons:
 *Must encode in real-time

Section Links:

Neuros Homepage || Tutorials Top Page || iPod Top Page

More resources and links related to this article:

Neuros Video Recorder 2 Quickstart Guide

Neuros Video Recorder 2 User's Guide

Review of Recorder 2 at Methodshop

Video Recorder 2 Product Page

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