» video software links
This site relies heavily on Javascript. You should enable it if you want the full experience. Learn more.

video software links

DirectShow Filters

  • dsp-worx collection of interesting audio and video directshow filters
  • ReClock Audio Renderer that provides a reference clock that is locked to the video card hardware clock
  • DScaler Filter DirectShow filter needed for the DScaler (DShow9).

Video Tools

  • MPC-HC Lightweight Mediaplayer does away with the clutter of Quicktime or Windows MPlayer2.
  • VirtualDub - the swiss army knife of video converters. Does not do Quicktime, though, unless you use AviSynth. There is alsoVirtualDubMod that supports MPEG-2, but is slow, does not do frame-accurate editing, and will require a separate AC3 codec (see below)
  • MPEG Video Wizard - (Trialware, about 100€). 90% of all users will never need another video editor. Ever tried editing a VOB file with AC-3 in Premiere, Vegas, or Avid? Womble does it. Smart recompression avoidance, superb MPEG2 scrubbing. Looks ugly, but so does final cut.
  • JPGVideo easy little tool to convert a sequence of jpg's into an avi file with a codec of your choice. Useful with Writer (EX9.Texture NRT)
  • SplitCamera DirectShow Camera driver splitter
  • VirtualCamera simulates a DirectShow camera from non realtime media like images or videos.
  • RadLight filter manager is a nice little tool for setting the merit of codecs and for getting the big picture of what's installed on your system. It helped me to regain power over my explorer's thumbnail view- after installing the k-lite codec pack the ffwdshow codec took over all MP1, MP2 and MP4 files and would not show me any thumbnails in explorer any more. Unregistering ffwdshow did the trick immediately. So would (I presume) setting the merit to DO_NOT_USE.
  • AvsP script editor for avisynth
  • WAX free video compositing software
  • MediaCoder free all-around video encoder tool (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, DivX and more)
  • Max/Msp/Jitter
  • Ventuz
  • VJ Software List

Screen Capture Tools

  • fraps - worth every euro.
  • Dxtory is a capture tool for DirectX and OpenGL Applications.
  • Bandicam
  • ManyCam - use your webcam with multiple applications at the same time and add cool graphics to your webcam video window. Allows capturing your Renderer and streaming it e.g. to Skype. It also allows to feed processed Webcam and more to your VideoIn (DShow9).
  • VH Screen Capture Driver is a DirectShow filter, which emulates Video Capture card and captures screen activity. Want to capture screen content, but your favorite capture software doesn't support capture from screen? Now, with VH Screen Capture Driver, you can select capture for screen as a virtual device in any DirectShow-based capture application.
  • Camtasia (commercial license!) has a streaming function which may be useful for some.
  • Hypercam
  • VCam (commercial license!) is a virtual software camera, which simulates a webcam in your system and works just like a real webcam. It can be used to capture your render output and stream the content e.g. to Skype etc.
  • Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Will do what fraps does but records down to mp4 so no massive uncompressed video files.

Tracking Tools

  • SwisTrack is a powerful tool for tracking robots, humans, animals and objects using a camera or a recorded video as input source. It uses Intel's OpenCV library for fast image processing and contains interfaces for USB, FireWire and GigE cameras, as well as AVI files.
  • Eyecon Eyecon's main use has been to facilitate interactive performances and installations in which the motion of human bodies is used to trigger or control various other media (music, sounds, photos, films, lighting changes, etc.).
  • Community Core Vision, CCV for short (aka tbeta), is a open source/cross-platform solution for computer vision and machine sensing
  • A cross-platform Toolkit for Sensing People in Spaces
  • The EyesWeb Project
  • BullsEye A computer vision application developed by CAVI for optical fiducial tracking on tangible tabletops.
  • reacTIVision An open source, cross-platform computer vision framework for the fast and robust tracking of fiducial markers attached onto physical objects, as well as for multi-touch finger tracking.]


  • Free-Codecs have a good list of up-to-date freeware codecs.

anonymous user login


~11d ago

joreg: Postponed: Next vvvv beginner course starting April 29: https://thenodeinstitute.org/courses/vvvv-beginner-class-summer-2024/

~1mth ago

~1mth ago

joreg: The Winter Season of vvvv workshops is now over but all recordings are still available for purchase: https://thenodeinstitute.org/ws23-vvvv-intermediates/

~2mth ago

schlonzo: Love the new drag and drop functionality for links in latest previews!

~2mth ago

joreg: Workshop on 29 02: Create Sequencers and Precise Clock Based Tools. Signup here: https://thenodeinstitute.org/courses/ws23-vvvv-08-create-sequencers-and-precise-clock-based-tools-in-vvvv-gamma/