Video Capture SDK


VisioForge Video Capture SDK allows programmers to easily integrate video capturing and processing capabilities into their software applications. VisioForge Video Capture SDK can play and capture video and audio streams from TV tuners, USB capture devices, DV camcorders, PCI capture cards and IP cameras.

VisioForge Video Capture SDK major features include:

  • Preview

  • Video capture to

    • AVI (using audio/video codecs like MJPEG, DivX, XviD, x264)

    • WMV (support of custom WMV profiles. You can configure streams to use variable bit rate encoding (VBR), uncompressed audio or video stream, video size, buffer size, frame rate, etc.)

    • DV and MPEG from DV/HDV Camcorders and TV Tuners with internal MPEG Encoder (DirectCapture technology)

    • DV (from any video capture device)

    • MPEG-1/2/4 (including VCD/SVCD/DVD profiles) and FLV using FFMPEG wrapper

    • WebM

    • MP4 H264 / AAC

    • custom output formats (using 3rd-party DirectShow filters)

  • Audio capture to

    • WAV (compressed or PCM)

    • WMA (Windows Media Audio)

    • MP3 (using LAME)

  • Frame capture to TBitmap class, HBITMAP Win32 handle or BMP, JPEG and PNG files

  • Video processing and effects

    • graphic overlay

    • text overlay

    • video transparency

    • brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, etc.

    • deinterlace

    • denoise

    • pan / zoom

    • resize to any resolution

    • chroma-key

    • 3-rd party DirectShow filters support

  • Audio processing and effects

    • volume booster

    • equalizer

    • 3D-bass system

    • TV Tuning

    • TV channels selecting

    • video formats selecting

    • input selection (TV-Tuner, FM-Tuner, S-Video, etc.)

    • TV frequency overrides

    • auto-tuning

  • Video capture device control

    • video input (crossbar interface)

    • video format

    • frame rate

    • supports video cards with several inputs

    • camera control (brightness, saturation, etc.)

  • Network streaming

    • in WMV format

    • to other media servers and devices using virtual camera/audio source

  • Motion detection

  • Closed captions support

  • Custom interfaces support

  • OSD (On-Screen Display)

  • PIP (Picture-In-Picture)

  • Video encryption

  • Screen capture

  • Virtual Camera output

  • Multiply output screens support

Supported input devices:

  • DV and HDV MPEG-2 camcorders

  • USB web-cameras and other capture devices (including 4K devices)

  • PCI capture cards

  • TV Tuners (with and without internal MPEG Encoder)

  • JPEG/MJPEG, MPEG-4 and H.264 HTTP / RTSP / RTMP IP cameras / servers, HD format supported

  • ONVIF IP cameras (with PTZ)

  • Audio capture devices and sound cards

  • ASIO devices

Development platforms:

  • Visual Studio 2005 and later: Visual C#, Visual C++, Visual Basic .NET

  • Delphi 6 / 7 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2009 / 2010 / XE / XE2 / XE3 / XE4 / XE5 / XE6 / XE7 / XE8 / 10 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 10.3 / 10.4

  • Visual Studio 6: Visual C++, Visual Basic 6

  • Borland C++ Builder 5 and later

  • may be used with other ActiveX compatible applications like Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, FrontPage, Powerbuilder, etc.

  • x86 and x64 versions

System requirements

  • Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and later

  • .Net Framework 2.0 or later (for ActiveX-based .Net demo applications)

  • DirectX 9 or later

Distribution rights

Royalty-free distribution.

Trial limitations

Trial version overlay a nag-screen over the video window.


Supported input devices and other sources

Video preview

Frame grabber

Video processing

Audio processing

HD and 4K video support

TV tuning

Network streaming in WMV format

Network streaming using RTMP / RTSP / UDP


Motion detection

Video processing using DirectShow filters

OSD (On-Screen Display)


Changing output file name on-the-fly

Multiple output screens

Output to

Virtual Camera SDK

Video encryption

Output formats


  • Web cameras 

  • TV tuners

  • DV and MPEG camcorders 

  • Screen capture

  • AVI

  • WMV (Windows Media Video)

  • WMA (Windows Media Audio)

  • WAV

  • MP3

  • Ogg Vorbis


  • HTTP / RTSP / ONVIF IP cameras

  • UDP, TCP, RTMP and other network streams

  • DV video

  • DV / MPEG-1/2/4 (using TV tuner with internal MPEG encoder or DV/HDV camcorder)

  • Flash Video (FLV) using FFMPEG

  • WebM

  • Custom output formats using external DirectShow filters


Additional engines for network streams

  • MPEG-1/2/4 using FFMPEG

  • MP4 H264 using software, Intel QuickSync or nVidia NVENC / CUDA

Purchase will give you the following benefits:

  • Unlimited usage

  • No nag-screen

  • Free minor and major upgrades within 1 year (after 1 year SDK will work same as before) for regular license and unlimited updates for unlimited time for lifetime license

  • Priority support and fixes



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