Video Capture Tools
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operating system, they won't work on any other platforms (e.g. Mac OS, Linux, etc.) They are compatible with Windows
7 SP1 and later (unless noted otherwise).
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full version even if it is more recent otherwise you will loose the full
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AMCap is a still and video capture application with advanced preview
and recording features. It is a Desktop application designed for computers running
Windows 7 SP1 or later. Most Video-for-Windows and
DirectShow-compatible devices are supported whether they
are cheap webcams or advanced video capture cards.
This version is a whole new application with many improved and new features including:
- Preview and recording from DV sources
- MPEG-2 preview and recording enhancements
- Optional real-time compression (using installed compressors) while recording video
- AVI, WMV and MP4 container formats (compatibility depends on the capture format)
- Setting persistence between sessions (e.g. color space, output size, video standard, etc.)
- Improved analog tuner support for both TV and radio broadcasting
- Still capture by pressing a key or possibly an hardware trigger
- Periodic snapshots for automatic still capture
- Configurable crosshair and on-screen display (OSD)
- Experimental Text Enhancer (especially designed for individuals with low vision)
- Volume control
- Full screen preview with an optional AppBar (for a touch-friendly experience)
- Selectable video renderer the Video Renderer, the Video Mixing Renderers (7 and 9) and
the Enhanced Video Renderer are supported
- Hardware video deinterlacing
- Video aspect ratio and digital zoom control (preview only)
- Video rotation (preview only)
- Still or video overlay for customization or template purposes (preview only)
- Hideable caption and bars to leave only the preview in windowed mode
- Always On Top option to keep the video preview on top of any other windows
stillcap.exe a console application that allows to easily take snapshots from a script,
an application, a Command prompt, the task scheduler, etc.
Please read the disclaimer
Webcam Diagnostics is a simple assistant which
gathers many system and webcam-related information in a single place. It makes it
easy to identify driver installation problems or USB issues: red circles will signal
serious issues and yellow triangles will signal minor issues. Right-click a reported
issue to access the context menu and click the Fix menu (if available) so that the
program attempts to fix the issue or shows you a possible way to fix it.
Webcam Diagnostics can report USB issues like overcurrent or bandwidth shortage. It
can also tell whether your system is correctly configured to handle a webcam (e.g.
processor fast enough, recent DirectX runtime, optimal display color depth, etc.)
If you are ensure if your system meets the requirements I recommended you to run the
wizard before installing your webcam.
I plan to enhanced the program over the time to bring additional features and to
improve the analysis. Your suggestions and feedback are very welcome. Please note though
that the program may not be able to identify buggy drivers.
Buy Webcam Diagnostics
Motion Detection is an experimental application that saves
still pictures and/or makes .avi files when anything in motion is detected in front of
the selected webcam. The pictures and the frames of the movies are timestamped.
New features include a mask, picture flip/mirror and an "always on top" option.
See the included readme.txt file for important release notes.
If after extensive testing, you are satisfied with this program, please click the link
below to purchase a fully functional version without any restrictions.
Buy Motion Detection
Windows Movie Maker Installer