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Re: VCS - A capture utility for certain Datapath capture cards

Postby videofan » 2018-5-17 @ 04:17

I am new here, how to obtain VCS capture utility? It sounds great but I cannot see any download links.

Can someone help?

Many thanks.
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Re: VCS - A capture utility for certain Datapath capture cards

Postby vvbee » 2018-9-12 @ 19:20

For reasons, this program is now open source, https://github.com/leikareipa/vcs. It used to cost money, so rejoice, and if you paid for it, the support is appreciated.

If you stuck with an older version and have older saved settings, you need to ditch them or edit the files by hand, as there was a move toward csv-style formatting. Mostly it's just commas where there used to be spaces, but not in all cases. Export a dummy file and investigate it to see the new structure if you want to salvage old files.
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Re: VCS - A capture utility for certain Datapath capture cards

Postby vvbee » 2018-11-30 @ 17:25

Version 1.2.4
- overhaul of some of the gui elements, most notably the filter sets dialog
- performs 10-15% faster
- some small issues apprehended

See the video there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1F-mYDRAV4. Derive some guidance from it on how to operate vcs.
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Re: VCS - A capture utility for certain Datapath capture cards

Postby vvbee » 2018-12-01 @ 11:49

Version 1.2.5
- ability to pad the output to a given resolution
- cropping filter (a user request from early this year)
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Re: VCS - A capture utility for certain Datapath capture cards

Postby luckybob » 2018-12-01 @ 12:06

So when you say "pad the output to a given resolution", can i assume i can set it to 1920x1080(for example) and input 640x480, and the video will show 1080 with lots of black? Because that would be great. I can always crop later.
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Re: VCS - A capture utility for certain Datapath capture cards

Postby vvbee » 2018-12-01 @ 13:48

Sure. Although the program itself doesn't record video. It displays the frames in a window, which can be recorded.
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Re: VCS - A capture utility for certain Datapath capture cards

Postby Great Hierophant » 2019-2-02 @ 19:32

I can't get the alias setting working with VCS 1.2.5. I have followed the readme's instructions. I created a text file with only the numbers 534 472 720 400 and the program refuses to load the file. The terminal states that "Expected a 4-parameter row in the alias file". Any ideas?
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Re: VCS - A capture utility for certain Datapath capture cards

Postby Great Hierophant » 2019-2-12 @ 18:10

I learned that alias mode requires a comma after each number, so 534,472,720,400 should work.
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