Capturing Video in VideoStudio Pro X3


The steps on how to capture are similar for all types of camcorders except for the available capture settings in the Capture Video Options Panel that can be selected for each type of source.

To capture video and photos from your camcorder:

1   Connect your camcorder to your computer and turn on the device. Set it to Play (or VTR /VCR) mode.
2   In Capture Options Panel, click Capture Video.
3   Select your capture device from the Source drop-down list.
4   Select a file format to use for saving your captured video from the Format drop-down list. Browse the folder location where the files will be saved under Capture folder.
  Click Options to customize capture settings specific to your video device.
5   Scan your video to search the part for capture.
  If you are capturing video from a DV or HDV camcorder, use the Navigation Panel to play your videotape.
6   Click Capture Video, when your video for capture is already on cue. Click Stop Capture or press [Esc Esc] to stop capturing.
7   To capture a photo from the video footage, pause the video on the desired photo then clickTake a snapshot.
  When your camcorder is in Record mode (usually named CAMERA or MOVIE), you can capture live video.
  The available settings in the Video Properties dialog box vary, depending on the capture file format that you have chosen.

Capture Video Options Panel

  Duration: Sets the length of time for the capture.
  Source: Displays the detected capture device and lists other capture devices installed in your computer.
  Format: Gives you a list of options where you select a file format for saving your captured video.
  Capture folder: This feature allows you to specify a folder where you want your captured files to be saved.
  Split by Scene: Automatically separates captured video into several files based on changes in shooting date and time when capturing video from a DV camcorder.
  Options: Displays a menu allowing you to modify your capture settings.
  Capture Video: Transfers video from your source to your hard drive.
  Take a Snapshot: Captures the displayed video frame as a photo


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