Looky, Looky (today only) a H 264 hardware encoder (records straight to hard disk or iPod) for only $80...http://www.woot.com/
FastVDO SmartCapture is pretty good.
Something doesn’t add up here. You posted a thread asking about how good FastVDO is and got a negative response and here you are in this thread saying it is pretty good and both posts were made about the same time. Kind of hard to be recommending something and then asking how good it is at the same time. EDIT Just noticed that this was a bump of an old post. I wondered why I was looking at a bug zapper instead of an H264 encoder.