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Capturing Video

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:24 am
by ajhunt
Hi All, I'm about to start a project which will capture video and audio from a webcam. May I ask what recommendations as to what plug-in is best for this task as there are a few available. Maximum time of video capture will be 30 seconds 800x448 size and the capture format does not really matter as it can be converted after capture. The best quality of video is what's needed really. Best regards to all and thanks in advance for any recommendations.

Re: Capturing Video

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:32 pm
by krackerjaxz
Doing a quick search in the Neobook Resource Center, I found a few plugins that might help you achieve your goals with your Neobook project.

1. npCams- This plugin allow you to control up to two Webcams at same time from your NeoBook publications. You can play the Webcam video in a NeoBook rectangle, pause, resume, stop and get images captures from the video. It says free but under limitations says limited trial.

2. NeoWebCam - Used to send webcam images to the Internet. It's $60.

3. Neo Twain - Capture digitized images from a webcam, scanner, or related resource. Price is $60.

4. rtImageFX- Allows drawing and image related tasks. Also can pull digitized images from resource (e.g. webcam). Price is $49.95.

Re: Capturing Video

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:41 pm
by ajhunt
Hi krackerjaxz, many thanks for your suggestions. I eventually went with tmVideoCapture as did what I wanted with up to 9 webcams. Many many thanks for your time and suggestions, appreciated. Best regards Anthony

Re: Capturing Video

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:18 pm
by TMcD
ajhunt wrote:Hi krackerjaxz, many thanks for your suggestions. I eventually went with tmVideoCapture as did what I wanted with up to 9 webcams. Many many thanks for your time and suggestions, appreciated. Best regards Anthony


Where did you find tmVideoCapture?

Re: Capturing Video

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:48 pm
by krackerjaxz
I didn't see it listed in the Neobook Resources Center. However, a quick search on the forums brings up the first post when it was released:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=18079&p=11199486&hilit=tmVideoCapture#p11199486

It's a plugin made by Tech Media. Unfortunately, though, it seems as if their website is no longer working. Sifting through the forums, it seems that has been an issue with their plugins and support (or lack thereof). I can't speak from personal experience as I haven't used their plugins. All I can attest to is that their website is currently non-functioning.

Re: Capturing Video

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:26 pm
by TMcD
krackerjaxz wrote:I didn't see it listed in the Neobook Resources Center. However, a quick search on the forums brings up the first post when it was released:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=18079&p=11199486&hilit=tmVideoCapture#p11199486

It's a plugin made by Tech Media. Unfortunately, though, it seems as if their website is no longer working. Sifting through the forums, it seems that has been an issue with their plugins and support (or lack thereof). I can't speak from personal experience as I haven't used their plugins. All I can attest to is that their website is currently non-functioning.


Ok, that's what I was thinking, and sorta why I asked. I had recalled he disappeared.

* Unfortunately too many plug-in developers disappear. I wish NeoSoft would produce more plugins.
** Yep I still have tons of Desktop apps to make. :)

Re: Capturing Video

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:49 am
by ajhunt
Hi, Tech Media stopped a while ago I think so I was lucky that I purchased it beforehand. Came with a number of examples so was helpful enough to get done what I wanted.

Re: Capturing Video

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:44 pm
by krackerjaxz
TMcD wrote:Ok, that's what I was thinking, and sorta why I asked. I had recalled he disappeared.

* Unfortunately too many plug-in developers disappear. I wish NeoSoft would produce more plugins.
** Yep I still have tons of Desktop apps to make. :)


I agree. It would be nice to have some sense of stability. I've had a similar issue with another development software I use, Fusion 2.5 Developer. Some extensions were half made and were abandoned. Now, if one doesn't mind getting their hands a little dirty then Neobook can still be extended. You could extend functionality via:

  • JavaScript
  • VBScript
  • ThinBasic

Re: Capturing Video

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:11 pm
by HPW
Hello,

An Option would be that a plugin-developer give up a plugin, he could release it to open-source.
Then either neosoft or another plugin developer can take over.

Regards