[FFmpeg-user] Video capture device

David Rice daverice at mac.com
Sat Dec 17 15:50:36 CET 2011

On Dec 17, 2011, at 2:42 AM, Deron Kazmaier wrote:

> I have a Decklink HD video card that I would like to use to capture 1280x720 59.94fps video from. I have a sample application that records individual raw video and 48k audio to a file, but would like to extend that to writing some kind of compressed video/audio in a single container.
> It appears it might be possible to simply pipe this to ffmpeg, but I'm not opposed to digging in and writing some code. This particular device has a (ugg, proprietary)  library that makes callback calls with individual frames. What would be the best starting point for this?

Have you looked at https://github.com/lu-zero/decklink-ffmpeg or http://smorgasbork.com/bmdcapture/bmdcapture.spec. Blackmagic also linked to their SDK on their support page, this includes their command line capture utility which I think could be used to pipe the streams to ffmpeg.
Dave Rice

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