How to record video with Webcam Surveyor
Webcam Surveyor records and produces video in AVI and WMV formats using your webcam. It helps capture from a webcam, capture card, USB cameras, digital camera and so on. To compress video in AVI format, the program supports the most advanced codecs like an ffdshow, MPEG4, x264, Windows Media 9, etc. This allows you to capturing high-quality HD videos with high compression ratio. As a sound source, you can use the built-in camera's microphone or any other audio recording devices supported by Windows.
Application can record video into multiple files. Using this option, you can make a continuous recording. Software will be creating files during 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.
1. Download and install video capture software
Click here to download the Webcam Surveyor application setup file, run and follow the wizard instructions for installation. Launch the application and select the sources of video and audio.
When you first start the program, you need to adjust the video resolution and format.
2. Configure video recording
Setting the output format
To select the output format, open the Main Menu>Program Options>Video(1). Then select WMV or AVI output format (2). For the WMV, you need to set the video bitrate (3).
If you have chosen the AVI format, then you need to select a video codec and adjust compression settings.
- 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.
Click on the button (4) with 'Folders' icon to select the folder in which to save clips. You can see this folder in Browser Video Tab. To enable standard save dialog go to: General Settings and check "Show 'Save File Dialog' when video capture stopped" box.
Configuring audio output settings
Configure the audio settings, open Options>Program Options>Audio (1). Check "Capture Video and Audio" box (2) if you want to capture video with sound. For WMV you need to select an audio format depending on the bitrate or quality (3).
For the AVI format, you must select an audio codec or check "No Compression" box.
3. Start recording
To start webcam recording click on Start button. To stop recording click on the Stop button.
4. View results
The resulting records you can quickly find in the built-in file explorer. To do this, in the main window of the program, click on the "Browser" tab. Here you can perform any file operations as in Windows Explorer.