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Video Capture Tools

  • All the programs available from this website are designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, they won't work on any other platforms (e.g. Mac OS, Linux, etc.) They are compatible with Windows Vista and later (unless noted otherwise).
  • If you want to buy the full version of any demo program available here, just click the Buy link above the related Download button or click the program name under the Buy drop-down menu and you'll be redirected to the order form on the merchant's website. Orders and delivery are handled by MyCommerce (a Digital River company).
  • A registration is required for daily or professional uses; it would also be much appreciated to possibly get technical support.

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To top AMCap

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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

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To top Webcam Diagnostics

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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.

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To top Motion Detection

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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.

Click the green button below to register the program and to obtain a fully functional version without any restrictions.

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To top GraphEdit Installer

GraphEdit Installer icon GraphEdit Installer allows you to install Microsoft GraphEdit without the need to download the whole Windows SDK. It also automatically registers the two required DLL so that the application is readily and immediately available. You can optionally create desktop and start menu icons for an easy access. Both x86 and x64 versions are provided in the archive.

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To top Windows Movie Maker Installer

[Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10]

Windows Movie Maker Installer icon Microsoft Windows Movie Maker is a video editing application by Microsoft available to Windows XP and Windows Vista users. Windows Movie Maker Installer allows you to install Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 6.0 in a fresh installation of Windows 7 (or later). You can then enjoy again DV export and a true timeline not found in the new Windows Live Movie Maker. Both versions of Movie Maker may be installed side-by-side though if needed. This installer supports both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.

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To top Instant Translator

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Instant Translator is a new experimental activity for MSN Messenger 6.0 (and later) and Windows Live Messenger which allows on-the-fly translation of all incoming messages. This may come handy when you have to chat with people on the Internet who don't speak the same language(s) as you do. You won't have to copy and paste text from a computer-aided translation website anymore.

This applet is based on the Messenger Activity SDK and uses Yahoo!'s Babel Fish Translation website for the translation.

The installer simply copies a small configuration file to the Messenger folder. To start the activity, close any currently opened conversation and reopen it to take changes into effect, then click the Actions > Start Instant Translator menu.

Note: since this activity uses an ActiveX control (Microsoft XMLHTTP) and requires access to an external website (Yahoo) you may receive a security warning upon the reception of the first message. See the readme.txt file in the zip for more information.

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To top ICQ Fixer

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ICQ Fixer will patch the registry with the correct settings so that you can place a NetMeeting call to someone else using ICQ. Actually ICQ says something like "you have called your own computer". This is due to incorrect settings in the registry for ICQ. This patch should correct this. The latest version also adds Network Address Translation (NAT) support for Windows NetMeeting.

Note: you can learn more about the NetMeeting and ICQ programs by visiting the Microsoft NetMeeting and the Mirabilis ICQ Web sites. For additional information and workarounds please visit MeetingByWire by Brian Sullivan.

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To top Winnov Remote Zoom

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This file will install the Winnov Videum Zoom applet on your system so that you can remotely control the digital zoom of a Winnov Videum AV (or VO) video capture card when you are in a videoconference with someone who owns one. This installation is only useful to people who don't have such a card in their system since this applet is part of the Winnov driver installation. The components in this installation come from V2.9.1 of the Winnov drivers.

Note: all the files in this package were developed by Winnov. I only created this installation file. This was only tested in Windows 2000 professional.

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To top Reflector Database Manager

Reflector Database Manager icon Reflector Database Manager allows you to manage in a simple way a list of reflectors for use by White Pine Enhanced CU-SeeMe. You can easily add, update or delete reflectors from a list file. You can maintain different lists and regenerate an updated nickname.ini file for use by Enhanced CU-SeeMe. You can also drag a reflector from the list and drop it on your desktop to create a quick link.

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