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Old January 31st, 2005, 12:38 PM   #1
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Making DV capture software

Hello,

Due to a recent movie project, I developed quite a number of software solutions (SFX, film look, capture, video analysis, stop motion, etc.)

I also decided make my own DV capture software to incorporate some things I could not find in other software.

I am thinking of releasing some of this software in the future.

My background is in physics and software development in computer graphics.

I am new to this forum (just found it), and would like to know if there are some people that would like to beta test.

If you are interested in beta testing you will need:

-DV camera
-PC running windows (above 1Ghz)
-Good HD space
-Firewire port

Thanks.
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Old January 31st, 2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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Hello,


I'd defintely like to assist as I can; it sounds like an intersting project.

I can satisfy all of the above requirements with ease (dv, server 2003 as workstation, dual opteron, attached fibre arrays, fw). my focus isnt specifically film production, but i integrate video with 3d on a regular basis (opusthirteen dot com).

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Old January 31st, 2005, 07:04 PM   #3
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Too bad you can't do this for the Mac crowd. The number of edit systems in that base is huge in comparison to PCs...
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Old January 31st, 2005, 07:16 PM   #4
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Jeff,

You are in. I will send you more information via email. I think I have some pleasant surprises in store :)


Shane,

Unfortunately I only program under the Windows platform :( Who knows, perhaps some day I will program for Mac too.
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Old January 31st, 2005, 07:50 PM   #5
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Re: Making DV capture software

<<<-- Originally posted by Alain Bellon :
I also decided make my own DV capture software to incorporate some things I could not find in other software. -->>>

What kind of things are you looking to incorporate?
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Old January 31st, 2005, 08:25 PM   #6
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Brandon,

Well I have already incorporated many things.

When working on the movie, I developed quite a few analysis tools for the film look filters (histograms, waveforms, etc). They proved useful for post prod work, so I thought of using them for live capture. I also combined some features from my media cataloguer for easy browsing of captured clips.

If you have suggestions and things you would like to see, I can add you to the beta testing list.
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Old January 31st, 2005, 08:35 PM   #7
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Sure, I'd be glad to help out.

Sounds like kind of a DVRack-ish setup.

What are you writing it in?
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Old February 1st, 2005, 10:32 AM   #8
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Brandon,

I have added you to the list. I'll send information and some screenshots shortly.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 10:35 AM   #9
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Sounds really interesting.
Please sign me up. :)

Dell 8400, 3.2Ghz, 1Gig Ram, lots-o-HD
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I also have VisualStudio .NET Pro installed, so if you need an outside system running debug tools, I might be able to help there too.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 10:47 AM   #10
 
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I have an interest. Sign me up. I'd love to help out.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 12:23 PM   #11
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I have added you all to the list, and send you a private email and some information.

If you did not receive it, please let me know.

Thanks.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 04:54 AM   #12
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Sign me up as well! I'm one of the forum moderators here and a
my "real job" is software development as well. My main machine
is 3.4 GHz P4 HT with 1 GB of RAM, plenty of harddisk space and
ofcourse firewire. All running Windows XP Prof.

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Old February 4th, 2005, 12:17 AM   #13
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If you're still looking for volunteers, my PC meets your requirements, and I do have a DV camera. My email is available through this sites member services.
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Old February 7th, 2005, 09:51 PM   #14
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I have plenty of spare time between jobs and my setup should meet the requirements..
AMD 2800XP
1GB DDR Ram
40 + 120 GB HDD
250 GB Maxtor External Hard Drive
Asus A7N8X Mobo
Sony TRV900 PAL

I should be very happy to beta test for you

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Old February 7th, 2005, 11:15 PM   #15
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