Get started fast, then master the advanced features of VirtualDub, the leading free Open Source video capture and processing tool
VirtualDub is one of the most popular video processing applications for Windows. As an open source application, it's free, and is constantly updated and expanded by an active community of developers and experts. VirtualDub is particularly popular for capturing video from analogue sources such as video tape, cleaning up the image and compressing it ready for distribution over the Internet.
This book provides a rapid and easy to use tutorial to the basic features of VirtualDub to get you up and running quickly. It explains how to capture great quality video from various sources, use filters to clean up the captured image and add special effects. The book also shows how to use VirtualDub to cut and paste video to remove or insert sequences, including removing ad breaks or trailers. It goes on to cover the art of effective encoding and compression, so you end up with great quality videos that won't hog your bandwidth forever.
VirtualDub is the fastest and most effective way to capture, process and encode video on your PC. This book gets you started fast, and goes on to give you full control of all the features of this legendary tool.
This book gives you all the information you need to make great use of VirtualDub. It provides a practical tutorial to using all of VirtualDub features to edit your videos, add special effects and subtitles, capture great quality videos from analogue sources, and much more. You will also learn how to choose the right settings to get file sizes down without compromising on quality.
Read a sample chapter from VirtualDub here: "Video Capture Preprocessing" (PDF - 554KB). Or visit the Free Online Edition of this book here:http://virtualdubbook.packtpub.com