I'm having trouble capturing video from my Samsung camcorder using Windows Movie Make & Premier Elements so I am looking for alternatives. Virtual dub seems promising by I can't find how to download it. I start at click here Can anyone see where the DOWNLOAD button is please?
I have not used Virtual dub, but generally you would need to `Capture` the video content or `Import` it depending on the format it is currently in and that in which the video program works with it. From reading (briefly) your link you need to check the format of the files in your camcorder as, "VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images." and this may cause you a problem.
Often, after selecting the Capture facility you will need to select the source - camera/DVD player/video player/etc.
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AS asked what format is your Cam and Virtualdub though good is less user friendly than elements .If you are in mini dv then the files are massive justover a Gigabyte for 5 minutes so your pc needs to be up to the job powerwise and memory not to mention plenty of free space on the hard drive
Might sound daft, but your camcorder is likely to have come with a CD (unless it predates such things as mine does) on which is often software to allow your PC to recognise it. Have you checked and installed it?