PacktLib: Learning VirtualDub: The Complete Guide to Capturing, Processing and Encoding Digital Video

Learning VirtualDub

Credits

About the Authors

Introduction

Introducing VirtualDub

What is VirtualDub?

The World of VirtualDub

About this Book

Installation Preview

About VirtualDub

About VDubMod

About AviSynth

Downloading and Installing VirtualDub

Downloading and Installing VDubMod

Downloading and Installing AviSynth

Desktop Icons and Your Default Player

Summary

Video Capture Equipment

Analog Video Resources

Digital Video Resources

Different Types of Capturing Devices

What to Buy

Summary

Capture Preprocessing

Defining an Input Source for VirtualDub

File Settings

Audio Settings

Video Settings

Capture Settings

Summary

Processing with VirtualDub

VirtualDub Processing Functions

Example Processing

Summary

Basic Functionality

Appending

Extracting Stills

Summary

Video Filtering in VirtualDub

How Filters Work

Built-In Filters

Cropping and Resizing

Resizing

Subtitles

Adding More Filters to Your Collection

Summary

Professional Video Editing

Installing a New Plug-in

Logo Removal Filters

Image Processing Filters

Filters for Fun

Summary

Advanced Topics

Color Television

Frame Rates

Dealing with Interlaced Sources

Hazardous Habits—How to Preserve Quality

Recovering Damaged Files

Manually Controlling Input/Output Colorspaces

Summary

Frameserving

What is AviSynth?

What Frameservers Can Do

Setting Up the VirtualDub Frameserver

Serving Frames with VirtualDub

Setting Up AviSynth

Introduction to AviSynth Scripts

Summary

Compressing: A World of Codecs

Interoperability and Open Standards

Older Codecs

Adding Codecs

Compressing Video

Compressing the Audio

Summary