[FFmpeg-user] Video Capture: how to get started?

Tom Evans tevans.uk at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 22 18:36:35 CEST 2013

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 8:02 PM, James Board <jpboard2 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have a BlackMagic Intensity Pro Video Capture Card.  It
> has it's own video capture software, but I'd like to use ffmpeg,
> instead.

Most places I have seen recommend to use bmdcapture to generate a .nut
stream that you then pipe in to ffmpeg. The main issue here is that
bmdtools is based around libav and not ffmpeg, but build both static
and you won't have any problems.

> How would I get started?  I'm on a Linux machine.  What
> would an example capture command look like (assuming 1920x1080
> video, and 29.97 fps, etc)?  Also, assuming that works, how do I tell
> ffmpeg to stop capturing?

Press 'q' or send it a signal.



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