The "Video Tab" allows the user to capture and display "Video Clips" or group of frames (partial or full), save the raw data and save the formatted clip to be previewed on a later date.


For help recording your first video, please see Recording Your First Video.


How to Manipulate the Controls



Capture a Video Clip


Use this icon on the Preview Panel to Capture a Video Clip. Video Capture settings can be changed on the Video tab.


Video Name



This box allows you to set a file name a name for the captured video.


Save As Type



Choose the file format for the captured video. Pixelink Capture can output the video file in AVI and MP4 formats.


Location


Select the directory path for saving the video clip, either by using the browse button or by typing the path into the location box.


Preview Video After Capture



Open and view the saved video file once the capture has completed.


Increment File Name After Capture


Check the box "Increment file name after capture" to add a number to the end of the captured video file name so that already existing captured videos are not overwritten. For example, if the entered video name is "Movie" the fist time an image is captured it will be saved as "Movie1". Following captured images will be named "Movie2", "Movie3", "Movie4", etc.


Frame Rate (FPS)



This sets the playback frame rate for the video. If the "Match Camera" box is checked, the playback frame rate will match the camera frame rate. To change the playback frame rate, uncheck the Match Camera box. If the frame rate entered is lower than the camera frame rate, the video will play back slower than it was captured (in "slow motion"). If the frame rate entered is higher, the video will appear sped up. The camera frame rate can be changed on the Controls tab. 


Number of Frames



Set the total number of frames to be captured in the video clip. This, along with the playback frame rate, determines the length of the clip. 


Playback Bit Rate



Select the playback bit rate of the captured video. The default is 1,000,000 bits per second.


Decimation Factor



Reduces the number of frames per second by the specified factor. The default is 1 (no decimation).


Troubleshooting


To record video, please ensure Pixel Format is set to YUV422 for colour cameras, or MONO8 for mono cameras. Using other Pixel Formats will generate the above error. Pixel Format can be changed from the drop down menu on the Controls Tab.