Video capture requirement

Hi group,

I need a simple solution for the taking of a single snapshot of reasonable res. video or digital cam, so it be viewed on a PC (full screen) until the next snapshot is taken. I plan to trigger the snap by an external source. The snaps may be as often as one sec. apart, and don't need to be saved to disk. I realize some software may need to be written and that Firewire or USB2 will be needed to capture.

Thanks for any help one can offer.

Mark Kelepouris

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Mark Kelepouris
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Hunt on Tucows or a similar site for the software. There's numerous examples of this application, some freeware some not, all with trial periods.



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Ken Taylor

I'm doing all of this for a dental app I've written. It captures still images triggered from an external source (footswitch) using DirectShow via usb, capture card or firewire. I couldn't do it for free but the number of hours would be minimal to get some custom software written with your choice of external trigger. Let me know if you're interested.

Regards, Michael

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Michael C

Not sure if this will be helpful, but I had a somewhat similar setup but using a webcam. The software I used allowed monitoring, plus would take shots at specified intervals, or would take either shots or a movie when a person etc entered the field of view


Mark Kelepouris wrote:

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G'day Michael,

I am interested to know more about what you have done. Does your solution only use video as the source or can it be any digital Cam? Either way, it is likely that I would be wanting to use an average video cam. with its firewire connected to the PC and a simple pulse to the USB port (from a sensor) when the snap is required. It all comes down to cost and speed. I need to have 'nearly instant' capture when the pulse is received. So which ever is best, is the way I'll go and i'm prepared to pay for whatever software you need to write.

Looking forward to your reply,

Mark Kelepouris

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Mark Kelepouris

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