Setting Capture Parameters

Once the necessary capture device is selected from the list of available ones (this is only possible if you have several capture devices connected to your computer) or in case you have a single capture device in your system, you will need to configure the main capture parameters for the device.

Note: you need to install all the device drivers supplied by the capture device manufacturer before you can start capturing from it. The drivers might be supplied on a disc or downloaded from the device manufacturer web site. Please, install the device drivers before you start Soft4Boost Video Capture.

You will need to use the Capture tab to set the parameters. The following parameters are available:

Recommended format - lets the program decide what format will be optimal for the output video. In most cases it will be best to leave this option. Soft4Boost Video Capture will see if the capture device is capable of saving video in compressed format or not. In case a format with compression is supported by the capture device this format will be used to save the captured video. If the capture device supports uncompressed formats only, one of the supported compressed formats will be used instead by default.

Native - shows the list of all the video formats supported by the capture device. This list differs depending on the capture device used and you can select one of the listed formats for your output video.

MPEG-2 - lets the user select one of the program presets. Currently the program lets you save your video into MPEG-2 compressed video format. You can select one of the profiles that suits your purposes best.

Whichever format you choose the selected format parameters will be shown in the lower part of the Select output video format section - you can see the Video format and Audio format details under the MPEG-2 option.

Output path - the folder on your computer hard disk drive used to store the captured video. You can leave the default setting or select the necessary folder clicking the Browse button next to the Output path field.

Note: you must select a folder on your computer hard disk drive even in case you plan to record your captured video onto an optical disc afterwards.

The available free disk space will be shown in the Disk space available on drive... field measured in gigabytes and approximate duration of the video (hours:minutes:seconds) captured with the current settings.