Still image capturing from video source - setup recommendations?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Kristan, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. Kristan

    Kristan Guest


    I need to capture still images from a video source in preset
    intervals. (Like snapshots from a webcam) and save the JPGs to
    auto-increment filenames.

    The solution should be running on console, no windows software please.
    On an SGI workstation it is possible to query the video-feed via
    script and save the data to a file. What do I need to set up something
    similar on a mid-class PC using free software/OS?

    What is a good and cheap video card?

    Is it possible to save the snapshot via .bat or Perl script?

    Any hints welcome...
    Kristan, Oct 4, 2004
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