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the process of capturing a video signal with a computer, using a capture device (PCI-E, USB, Thunderbolt)

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What Options Are There for Importing Mini DV and Hi-8 Tapes to Thunderbolt?

So, it looks like FireWire is dead, and, along with it, all those FireWire ports on Mini DV cams and A/D converters from the 2000's. So what options exist today for getting Mini DV and Hi-8 tape ...
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Video capture software for 10-bit 4K

I have a Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K video capture card and Panasonic GH4, which can output 10-bit 4K from the HDMI port. I'm running Windows 10 and I have two 1 TB SSDs, but with write speeds of ...
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Using h264 in loseless mode brings small unexpected results

I got curious on ffmpeg screen capture capabilities and started messing around with a simple realtime capture test in h264. ffmpeg -f dshow -i video="screen-capture-recorder" -video_size 1920x1080 -...
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Cheap option for recording HDMI output

I have been looking for a way for my PC to record HDMI output so I can record my gaming console without buying an expensive capture card. I already have a HDMI splitter I'm just looking for some cheap ...
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How do I import minidv video to windows?

I've connected my camcorder to the pc via firewall,driver was also installed but when I plug in and out nothing happen. (Except the sound). Do i need any software?
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which camera glasses allow recording while connected to power source

I am trying to use camera glasses for documenting benchwork. Most of available models allow 1 to max 2h hours of recording for as long as the battery lasts and only allow next recording after the ...
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How to create screen capture video without losing it's quality?

I want to create screen capture tutorials such as https://laracasts.com/series/php7-up-and-running/episodes/1 (with the HD option) for YouTube. On laracasts' videos, words are excellently readable, ...
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Why you need hardware (e.g. capture card) for video input?

To fully understand the how it works: you pick any device with HDMI output (let's say GoPro to reduce the variations) and you'll need a capture card for retreaving the data as multimedia signal. ...
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FFmpeg : How to replace video background color with transparency? (while capturing)

I want to capture a window and overlay it on another video. This is my command: ffmpeg -i MainVideo.avi -f gdigrab -framerate 25 -video_size 300x200 -i title="MyWindow" -filter_complex "[0]setpts=...
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Request for Camcorder and Tripod Recommendations for Occasional Amatuer Usage, With Emphasis on Good Sound Quality

The title just about tells all about my question, but for a few more specifics, I want to record some monologue rehearsals (of myself) in an empty hall, and will later probably have some live ...
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Is it possible to capture the screen (video) with Movie Studio Platinum 13?

Is it possible to capture the screen (video) with Movie Studio Platinum 13 ? if yes , where do I do that ?
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Using ffmpeg to stream to or from Blackmagic Decklink Card

I want to use blackmagic cards with ffmpeg to stream their input but there is a problem. When I use "H264 Pro" Encoder as a "decklink" or "dshow" input, I see this error in command line output of ...
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DSLR vs CamCorders for video tutorials?

I'm planning to record video tutorials for a project of mine without compromising on the quality and I would like to know the best option to shoot them
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Corrupt images, when capturing from multiple cameras using the V4L2 API

I would like to grab images from multiple cameras under linux. I followed this presentation used the code and enhanced it for my purpose. It works very well for 1 camera. Once I begin to grab images ...
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How should I encode my 4K video stream?

I'm capturing uncompressed 4K video from my Sony A7R II via a video capture device, and am using ffmpeg to save the video. My problem is I don't know what codec to use. The two options I tried are: ...
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Focus in Video vs Focus in Image

This is kind of a weird question, but how does focus in video work? I understand how focus works for single, still images. And, I understand that a video is a sequence of images. However, unlike ...
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Crop Video temporary

I am in need of Video Player, or Software or API or any other idea for that help me to save the storage issue. Let me explain, I have a video file about 300mb which contains 10 clips if i make video ...
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How to capture 4K screens?

I want to create videos for youtube, but because I am using a 4K screen it is very difficult to find a proper recording solution. My idea was to buy a card, that I can put into my computer that ...
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Why has my game video, captured with OBS/Win10 DVR, a black screen in iMovie/WindowsMovieMaker?

I am capturing games on my Windows 10 PC with Open Broadcast Software and x264 codec. My problem is that as soon as I import a video.mp4 file to iMovie or WindowsMovieMaker for editing, it is black, ...
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ffmpeg filter_complex problem

I'm trying to achieve complex effect with ffmpeg, but I seem to be failing the syntax of -filter_complex somewhere. The goal is to capture part of the screen (with UScreenCapture direct show device) ...
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Flicker in the Capture, LED light source

Incident: I'm trying to capture small particles at about 20-30 cm distance to the camera at ~60-70 fps. Was using SMD32 LED with rechargeable battery as light source. By using that light source, ...
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Does having hardware encoding chip help?

I've been googling for a while now so I finally decided to ask others as well as I'm pretty darn confused. I'm looking to be able to stream at 1080p at 60fps ( from a gaming laptop, it's more than ...
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VHS to digital, flickering, lack of video and good sound

I'm trying to convert some VHS videos into digital. To do so, I got the VGB100 from August and connected it to the VHS player and to my computer. I've used two applications to capture video: Arcsoft ...
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Using ffmpeg with avfoundation, capture_cursor and capture_mouse_clicks options are ignored

Situation: cash-strapped ivory tower visionary and ffmpeg newbie manacled to a 2nd hand 2010 Macbook Pro concealing a 'Black Screen of Death' NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics chip. With the help of ...
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Good device for recording me using my mobile phone

I'm an app developer and would like a (preferably not too bulky) head mounted video recording hardware that I can use to record me using my mobile phone. Operating the mobile phone works by holding ...
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Mac video capture / recording at a resolution larger than, and aspect ratio different to, native display

Goal: I'd like to upscale a recording from a 1680 x 1050 (16:10 aspect ratio), 2010 Macbook Pro screen to 1920 x 1080 (16:9) for 'best-try' upload to a variety of target platforms (FB, YT, Vimeo etc). ...
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Is is possible to copy the viewport to clipboard within Adobe After Effects?

Is there a way to copy the recent frame to clipboard to paste it in any other program? I know there is an exporting script from Video Copilot but somehow it doesn't seem to work with my version of ...
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Record raw video with ffmpeg keeping the full color range

I want to do video captures with a video4linux2 device. The video data contains a lot of darker shades of grey. When I capture a single PNG file, everything is fine. Capturing with ffmpeg/avconf ...
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Alternatives to recordmydesktop?

I am using Recordmydesktop to record skype conversations. After an important recording, I went to the linux terminal where the recording was supposed to be taking place and all I could see was: ...
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DVB capture into ffmpeg in windows?

Looking for a way to use ffmpeg dshow to open a tv capture card within windows. I have tried running the list devices command and my usb capture does not show. If it is a device limitation, Im happy ...
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Capturing VHS tapes

I bought a Video-2-PC DIY Video Capture Kit which includes a copy of ArcSoft Showbiz 3.5, which I found to be too restrictive and low quality, and VirtualDub 1.9.11.0, which I eventually got to grips ...
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Video mixer from multiple sources into one

I want to take two video inputs say one from camera through hdmi/dvi etc and one through laptop(some presentation running in it). One, I want to mix these two video streams and take it out as a single ...
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10 bit 422 vs 8 bit 420

I have been looking around for commentary on this, but have not been successful. So, I hope you folks can point me in the right direction. Hopefully, this is the right forum for this kind of ...
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Console Audio and Commentary Capture - Is it possible to capture both?

I've been scouring google to see if it's possible to record gameplay audio for consoles as well as live commentary from a microphone or headset. Most of what I come across, from either forums or ...
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Help needed in choosing video production device for use with Matterhorn Capture Agent

In our institution we need to record every class hours and upload it to our Matterhorn server with schedule recording, so i need a good video capture card which need to support a fixed camera and ...
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Actively Used and Developed Motion Capture Systems

I am looking for Motion Capture Systems that are actively used in the Movie Production Business. I am currently aware of Organic Motion and it's OpenStage2 which can easily cost about 40.000$. I ...
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Connect a Sony HandyCam to a MacBookPro for streaming

I have a Sony HDR-CX330 HandyCam which does a good job recording low light events for us. Now I would like to stream some of these events live. The Camera has HDMI out, but I'm not sure how I get ...