WinDV is a small free program for capturing video stream transmitted to a computer from any DV device (e.g. digital camcorder) via FireWire interface (via IEEE 1394 connector).
To work in the program, it does not need to be installed, just download and unpack. WinDV can not only capture video from a camcorder, but also record back to it AVI video format stored on a computer. All AVI files recorded on the cameras are automatically merged into one video.
The interface of the program is as simple and clear as possible. The maximum that the user can do is to select DV devices (type-1 or type-2). To start manual grabbing control, you need to activate the check box between the Config and Capture cores. Video playback and capture is performed by pressing the Capture button, and stops when the button is pressed again. Stops each time, the program captures the time code, and then automatically creates a new file for the selected segment of the video.
WinDV is not designed to capture or professionally mount video, there are special editing programs for this purpose. But without it, you can't do without it when capturing video from someone else's camcorder or on a small laptop, when the main thing is the need to quickly record the video stream.
- doesn't require an installation;
- captures video from a digital camcorder;
- memory buffering;
- no settings;
- Automatically split the video into small segments (each segment is saved in a separate video file);
- AVI reverse video recording function on the camera;
- Automatically connect AVI files when recording to the camera;
- a built-in viewer.