27 March 2010

Solving lack of video capture on netbook

My new netbook is an Acer One Aspire. It comes with CrystalEye Webcam, but this does not offer video capture, only snapshots. *???*

The netbook is running Windows 7 Starter which does not include Windows Movie Maker, so I couldn't check to see if that offered a capture from device option. I have installed Windows Live Movie Maker - which looks adequate for my limited needs, except it too did not offer capture from device for video.

So, a little research and I found mention of Debut Video Capture and this looks like it will do. It also offers screen capture with simultaneous audio. Found via komku.net.

Here is a sample....

I must remember to look at the camera when speaking to it.
Debut Video Capture