How to capture video?
There are many situations where you may need to capture video
to your computer. Recording home video from a camcorder for further processing
and capturing a TV show from a TV tuner card are just a couple of pretty common
The process of capturing video is the same for all sorts of devices. For this
article, we will take grabbing video from a webcam.
Almost every modern laptop or desktop computer is supplied with a web camera.
This device is perfect for communication: cheap, smart dimensions, sufficient
video quality. You cannot count on
high-quality videos when recording with a webcam, but it is sufficient for making short clips or taking photos.
So, here we will capture video from our webcam using
Movavi Video Suite. This is an all-in-one
multimedia solution that includes quality tools for creating, capturing,
processing and burning videos.
Step 1: Download and install the program.
Download Movavi Video Suite to a known location. Run the downloaded setup
and follow its instructions to install the program.
Step 2: Start the program. Set video capturing options.
Launch the video suite. Its main window will be shown:
In the "Capture" area, click the "Video" tool. A new application will
It will take a few seconds for the program to detect your webcam. Then
it will show the real-time preview of what your camera "sees".
Though you can start capturing video right now, let's see what can be
adjusted in this tool.
On the right, you can pick a
capturing device if you have several of them connected. Click on the cogwheel
button to adjust advanced capturing settings for the selected device.
Below, the output folder is specified. Simply click the "Browse" button and
select a directory for saving captured videos.
The "Filename" field allows you to enter a name for your future
Step 3: Capture video clip.
When done with settings, click the "Start capture" button. The program starts
to shoot video.
Click "Stop capture" after shooting your video. The new file will appear in the list of
captured videos on the right. Here you can select a clip and delete it with a
click on the
"Remove file" button.
You can repeat the process to capture video clips multiple times.
Finally, click "Done" to close
the video grabber. Your captured videos are now stored in the
output folder that you specified in the "Output folder" field.
Movavi Video Suite is an easy-to-use multimedia toolbox, you can try it for
free during 30 days. The trial version adds a logo to the recorded videos. You can register the program any time to remove all its
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