Firestreamer-DV (Digital Video)
is a software that allows using your Digital Video camcorder tape
or VCR tape as a reliable computer data storage device.
Firestreamer-DV (Digital Video) - The Firestreamer software
makes your DV recorder appear as a regular tape drive to other applications
running on your computer, so that you can use the powerful Windows
Backup Utility to back up and restore your files and folders to
and from videotape.
You can store up to 15 Gigabytes of data to a Mini-DV cassette,
or more with the built-in compression enabled. The backup and restore
are fully automated, as with a normal tape drive. You only need
to change tape cassettes when prompted.
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You can store up to 15 GB of files and folders to a Mini-DV cassette.
With the Firestreamer compression enabled, the capacity of a Mini-DV
cassette can increase to 20 GB or more - see the table below.
without compression (ratio=1.0)
with compression ratio=1.3
with compression ratio=1.5
|Standard Mini-DV, 60/90 min.
|Mini-DV, 80/120 min.
|3-hour standard DV
||8 GB per 60 minutes of playback
||10 GB per 60 minutes of playback
||12 GB per 60 minutes of playback
The actual compression ratio depends on your files and folders.
The ratio significantly increases for text files and decreases to
1.00 (no compression) for already compressed data, such as archives,
music, photos, pictures and video.
The Backup Utility is a native part of your Windows operating system
and has the following advantages:
The Backup Utility backs up and restores:
- It maintains on-media and on-disk backup catalogs to ensure
fast and reliable restore.
- It has internal knowledge of the Windows file systems to do
its job right.
- It can back up and restore system files protected with Windows
- It is simple yet powerful and very well documented.
- It creates a volume shadow copy of your data to create an
accurate point-in-time copy of the contents of your hard drive,
including any open files or files that are being used by the
system. You can continue to access the system while the Backup
Utility is running without risking loss of data.
- It allows you to select between five backup types: copy, daily,
differential, incremental, and normal.
- It can restrict access to a backup set, so that only an administrator
or the person who created the backup set will be able to restore
the files and folders.
With the Backup Utility, you can back up and restore the following
system components (the System State):
- System components called the System State (see below).
- Junction points and Replicated data sets.
- Security settings for each file and folder. Security settings
include permissions, audit entries and ownership.
- Files and folders on FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS volumes.
- Encrypted files on Encrypting File System (EFS).
- Microsoft Exchange databases.
- Removable Storage database.
- Mounted drive information.
- Disk quota information.
- System files that are under Windows File Protection.
- Certificate Services database.
- Boot files, including the system files.
- COM+ Class Registration database.
- Active Directory directory service.
- SYSVOL directory.
- IIS Metadirectory.
- Cluster service information.
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