Webcam recording features
Webcam Surveyor records and produces video in avi video format using your Webcam. It supports most advanced codecs like a MPEG4, H264, Windows Media 9, etc. And supports high-quality HD video recording with high compression ratio. As a sound source, you can use any of the audio devices supported by Windows. With this software you can schedule your recordings. Text overlay features allows you to add time stamp over video.
Application can record video into multiple video files. Using this option you can make a continuous video recording. Application will be creating files during video capture. You can adjust an interval of time through the program will create a files. This allows viewing already captured files while record is continues.
How to record video with Webcam Surveyor
Step 1: Install and Run Webcam Surveyor
Download the Webcam Surveyor installer and launch it and follow the instructions. After installation you can run application and you'll see its interface:
Before you run Webcam Surveyor we recommended closing all applications using the camera. If you run software for the first time, the program will automatically be connected to camera and starts a preview image. If you do not see image after the launch of the application, then you need to adjust format settings.
To to select or switch the camera, open: Main Menu>Video and click on the camera name.
Step 2: Adjusting resolution and frame rate.
Before you start a video capture, you can adjust the resolution and frame rate. To open the dialog box of video formats, open: Main Menu> Video> Video Formats.
To open the device properties dialog box go to: Main Menu> Video> Video Source. Also you can adjust camera settings such as contrast, brightness, and saturation by clicking on the Camera Settings button . A control panel will appear that will allow you to adjust the camera settings. Click the blue arrows above the control panel to show other camera settings. Click on the Camera Settings again to hide the control panel.
Step 3: Select Audio source.
To select audio source open Main Menu>Audio and select audio device from list.
Step 4: Set up video capturing.
If you want to capture video with sound, then open the Options>Program Options>Video & Audio and check “Capture Video and Audio” box.
To set up compression options open: Main Menu>Options>Program Options and select Video in Program Options dialog box.
- Select codec from the list (2) or check No Compression box (1) if you want to save uncompressed frames.
- Click on Properties button (3) to adjust the codec settings.
Step 5: Start Video capture
To start webcam recording click on Start button. To stop recording click on the Stop button. Stored videos can be found on the browser tab.