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Learning VirtualDub: The Complete Guide to Capturing, Processing and Encoding Digital Video by Georgios Diamantopoulos, Sohail Salehi

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Chapter 1. Introducing VirtualDub

VirtualDub is an unusual and interesting name for video software. Having used VirtualDub hundreds of times during the writing of this introductory chapter, I’ve come to appreciate how apt the name is. By selecting a video file and then applying a myriad of individual or grouped filters, I quickly see what would happen if I decided to go forward and capture the changes in a new file. Since I preview them and don’t create a new one, I’m looking at a ‘virtual’ file—one being ‘dubbed’ from the source file but with the changes I want. It’s so easy, quick, and wonderful that you can easily forget the long time spent in seeing such previews when you were working with video editing software. Such is the world of VirtualDub. ...

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