Capturing videos from an external device, such as a camcorder.

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What is the safest and least expensive way to store 10 terabytes of data?

I'm a member of a production company and we're preparing for our first feature film. We've been discussing methods of data storage to keep all of our original content safe (for as long as possible). ...
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Where does the Camera app save videos?

When a video is recorded in Camera, where is it saved to? I can't find them in the Videos or Pictures folders. They're not in the Public folders either. They don't even show up in the Windows Store ...
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Tool to fix video that's out of sync with audio?

I'm looking for (preferably free) software for Windows 7 that will allow me to fix an AVI file that has audio out of sync with the video. I tried with Windows Live Movie Maker and VirtualDub and ...
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windows 7 best screen capture (video maker) software? [closed]

I hope you guys using best screen capture s/w so you can suggest me and open source is almost welcome.
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What's the simplest free (or cheap) software to remove unwanted motion in video footage?

I used a program 7 or 8 years ago, that stabilized a video by letting you select a part of the footage that was not supposed to move (like, a sign on a building, or a picture frame on the wall, etc). ...
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Can you reccomend a screen capture application with audio? [closed]

I will soon be attending a web course. Is there any application that can record the video and audio being outputted to my screen? My goal is to record the class so I can watch it later. Windows ...
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Processing YouTube video in ffmpeg

I'm using ffmpeg for taking screenshots from video. Is it possible to take screenshots from YouTube video without downloading video to hard drive?
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When encoding a video, is there a way to know the resulting file size in advance?

Is there a way to know how large your resulting file size will be before your video is finished encoding? BTW: I am using Microsoft Expression Encoder.
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Capturing Silverlight streaming

Does anybody know if there is an effective way to catch the streamed output of Silverlight and saving it to the Hard disk (in any format) without using screen capturing tools?
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Screen Casting using ffmpeg (too fast)

I can use ffmpeg to make screen casts: ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1280x800 -i :0.0 -c:v libx264 -framerate 30 -r 30 -crf 18 out.mkv However the output comes out to be too fast paced. It also happens with ...
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How can I read a video file that is being created?

I have a very old video capture device (Dazzle DVC USB) hooked up to Windows7, and it works with the program that it came with just fine to create a MPEG2 file in a directory. However, I want to ...
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How can I broadcast video live (preferably wirelessly)?

Update I've gotten plenty of feedback on the software solutions and the unanimous solution for having a handheld device to record video seems to be to use a mobile phone (I was hoping there'd be some ...
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How to acquire a low latency realtime HD video image?

TL;DR: What setup would enable a Laptop or ARM based mobile system to access high res video images in realtime? For computer vision development, I need to acquire feasable high resolution video ...
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Mac OS - Video Capturing

What's the good software to capture anything that is going on at my screen to a video file that I can later on upload to let's say YouTube? I'm using Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
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how to record videos from my laptop webcam?

I am not sure but I can't seem to turn on my webcam to record videos which I would broad cast somewhere later on. I have a HP G62 Laptop, and the cam turns on when I use programs like Skype and other ...
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FFmpeg streaming: problems with device name

I'm trying to stream web camera and microphone in Windows using FFmpeg. First, I get my devices names (to specify -i parameter in streaming command) using a command like this: ffmpeg -list_devices ...
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How can I easily view and record a video input in Linux?

I currently have my Wii plugged into a Linux box with a Hauppauge WinTV PVR-350. To view the video input on my monitor I use VLC with /dev/video0 as the input. This works great, but I would like to ...
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How do I get old footage off an old (tape-based) video camera?

I am wondering what cheap ways there are for getting old footage of a old video camera (that uses tape) onto my computer? The camera does not have FireWire or anything like that, just the video ...
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Software to capture video from a device?

I recently bought an EzCap USB video capture device, which works like a regular capture card except through USB. Anyway, the device works fine, except the software that came with it to capture the ...
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How to record this kind of video stream?

I don't know what this kind of streaming is called, its not classic protocols I've encountered. I want to record few shows (debates) on Govt news channel: http://webcast.gov.in. Its a free news ...
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How to capture a still image from digital video?

I'd like to get a still image from a digital video I've taken. A quick search has revealed these two possibilities, capture-still-image-video which uses vlc player extract-still-image-from-video ...
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Need a lightweight Screencasting Software

I need a lightweight screencasting software recommendation, something that wouldn't slow the computer down too much. I've previously tried to use one software for recording while I played a video ...
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Opensource Software For Security Video Recording

Is there some opensource software I can use for recording video from a security camera?
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What is the most user friendly program to record video from webcam in Windows 7? [closed]

I would like to use my web camera to record video. What are the some easy and user friendly programs one can use for this purpose in Windows 7?
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Easy, cheap way to record TV footage to a PC?

I have a spare PC that I'd like to set up for recording sessions from my TV and I have an HD video capture card, but I'm not sure how to go about setting this up. Anyone know of a simple way or a ...
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3–RCA-to-USB Cable?

Does anyone know what these RCA-to-USB cables are/do? There doesn’t seem to be any electronics in the cable like an EasyCap, so I can only assume that the RCA connectors are directly connected to the ...
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Encoding multi-jpegs with mencoder, skipping broken files

I've multiple jpegs uploaded form IP cam via FTP, I use mencoder to periodically pack them into single avi file, problem is that sometimes one or two jpegs submitted by cam are broken, and this make ...
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Minimal requirements for Live Broadcasting? [closed]

I would like to broadcast an event to the public (through a web service like LiveStream or similar). I was thinking about using Open Broadcast Software to switch among sources. In your opinion can ...
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Inserting Chapters / Cue Points / Bookmarks DURING video capture

I'm interested in using a camcorder to capture several hours of video footage to a computer. The overwhelming majority of the footage will be totally useless, and so I anticipate it being somewhat of ...
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Second 1394 Camera did not recognized in Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

Here's two 1394 camera with two capture card connected to PCI slots. In MS-Windows, the company application could capture both Digital cameras as well, but in Ubuntu, Only one camera (the camera which ...
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Fixing ffmpeg latency accrued over time

I have ffmpeg/ffserver running in the following setup: 10.1.2.2 captures from video capture cards (16 channels) and streams them to an ffserver as mpeg1video 10.1.1.1/10.1.2.1 (two NICs) hosts the ...
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How to recover broken MJPEG AVI file after a camera crash

I was recording a video when my KODAK EASYSHARE M531 Digital Camera fell to the ground and turned off. When i turned it on nothing happened to the camera but the video file is somehow broken. ...
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How do I connect a VGA input to my PC so that it shows up as a video device?

This is the Windows/PC counter part of this question. I want to clarify that I am not talking about connecting a VGA monitor to a computer. I'm referring to plugging in a VGA output in to my computer. ...
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Which has better signal: RCA jacks or RF(Coaxial)

When capturing old VHS(or cable) to PC, which jacks to use for the highest quality? RCA(composite) or RF? If the PC card supports it would S-video/component be better? Is there a general signal ...
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Piping video device over SSH or tcptunnel?

I want to attach an analog camera to an old linux computer and directly pipe the /dev/video0 to another computer, where I can use it as a device again (so /dev/video0 should go to /dev/remote0, for ...
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Record Java Streaming Video

Is there a way to record streaming video in Java? Perhaps a way without using a recorder that just records everything on screen? An example might be something like a Saba Centra presentation, a ...
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USB video capture adapter with syntek chipset driver for windows 7

I need driver for Windows 7 for syntek stk1150 USB Video Capture Device. Any good place I can look for it? I need 64 bit driver!
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Capturing video of an arbitrary Windows application [closed]

I am looking for a solution that can record video out of an arbitrary Windows application. The main requirement is that the solution should be really easy to use: my foremost planned usage is that ...
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Why does recording a game with Fraps decrease performance?

I've run into some performance problems whilst recording some gameplay videos for Youtube. As I understand, Fraps saves the current frame pixel for pixel in a video file (in a way similar to a RAW ...
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Simplest video grab from webcam: how to

On Raspbery Pi's Raspbian (based on Debian Wheezy) I'm trying to make a simplest video grab from a Logitech C910 webcam to a video file via ffmpeg/avconv. I say: $ avconv -t 5 -f video4linux2 -s ...
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How to save random flash player videos on disk?

Is there some utility to capture and save Flash player videos on disk? I'm talking about different random websites, not any particular site. I've tried some Chrome extensions but most of them don't ...
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Properties!Details (run-time length)

When you take clips and turn them into computer playable files, whether .TS or .MOV or .MPG, .MP4, .VOB, etc., do you as the producer actually manually write into some field in a "Details" section of ...
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Need software to save videos from 4tube.com - to watch the videos smoothly

Isn't there a programs that will capture screen writes at the hardware level? I have tried several Firefox add-ons, and several stand-alone programs, and none of them will save videos from this site. ...
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Command line tool to capture webcam video in Windows Xp

I want to know how to capture webcam video and dump the raw as well as an encoded version using ffmpeg. I want only the video stream. I'm on Windows xp.
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Capture specially encoded videos?

I've some videos (avi formatted) that can only be opened by its own software (a game which has special codecs, as far as I understand). I want them to open in any video player. Is there a way to ...
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Should I import using iMovie or FCP X?

Am using an old dv with Hi8 tapes camera. Just trying to get all the tapes digitised before the damn things decay, and so I could actually watch old family footage. Should I import everything using ...
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Capture a Flash swf video as a series of images

I'm looking for a program that takes a Flash swf video, and exports images at n frames per second. I've heard of such tools, but I can't come up with the right search terms.
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Software for capturing still image snapshots from video input

What software is available that will let me watch video from a USB video capture device at full PAL/NTSC resolution and capture a still image at a button press? More info: I'm using a KaiserBaas USB ...
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Fraps with long gaps in recording

We are using Fraps to record a Java openGL (JOGL) application. Usually at 1280x720. The recorded video has very long gaps/freezes (well over a second sometimes). Even using much smaller resolution ...
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Record Skype video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any free Skype Video Recorder? How can I record Skype video? Is there any thing like call graph (it is for audio). Is there anything for video?