Tutorial: Getting Familiar with Video in Total Recorder
You can extend the functionality of Total Recorder considerably
by installing Total Recorder's Video Add-on and using it to record
and edit video files in AVI or WMV format, including AVI (Digital
Video Type 1) and AVI (Digital Video Type 2) files obtained from
a digital DV camera.
To record video with the Video Add-on version 7.0, you require the following: Total Recorder Professional or Developer Edition version 7.0, or later.
DirectX version 9.0, or later. You can download the latest version of DirectX from the Microsoft website.
Before you begin working with the Video Add-on, you should read the Primer on Digital Video Recording.
Using the Video Add-on version 7.0, or higher, you can do the following:
- Play video files. For information about playing video files with Total Recorder, see Total Recorder's online help for the Video Add-on.
- Record video directly from the screen (see How to Record Video from a Screen or Software Player Using Total Recorder's Video Add-on).
- Record video from an external device, such as a web camera, TV tuner, digital DV camera, VHS video recorder, and many others. For more details, see How to Record Video from Video Devices.
- Watch and record Internet video transmissions in WMV format, such as Internet television. For more information, refer to Background Recording (Capturing) of Video Using Total Recorder's Video Add-on.
- Use a scheduler to record video files. These recordings can be performed with or without an audio stream. Refer to Using the Scheduler for details.
- Edit video files without any loss in quality, save parts of video or audio separately, or replace the audio track in a video file. For details, refer to How to Edit Video Using Total Recorder's Video Add-On.
- Save a selected frame as a bitmap. For more information, see Total Recorder's online help for the Video Add-on.
- Compress video files using different video codecs. See also How to Convert Video Using Total Recorder's Video Add-on