Video Capture SDK .Net


.Net-based SDK that integrates video capturing and processing functions into software. Implements video and audio playback and capture from a broad range of sources including TV tuners, USB web cams, DV/HDV camcorders, PCI capture cards and IP cameras. Supports AVI, WMV, DV, MPEG-1/2, MP4, FLV and WebM output formats.

VisioForge Video Capture SDK .Net major features include:

  • Audio / video 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 (Vorbis + VP8/VP9)

    • MP4 H264 / AAC output using software encoder, Intel QuickSync, nVidia CUDA / NVENC, or AMD Radeon encoder

    • All formats supported by FFMPEG.exe (including MP4 H264 / HEVC)

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

    • Animated GIF

    • MOV

    • MPEG-TS

  • Audio capture to

    • WAV (compressed or PCM)

    • WMA (Windows Media Audio)

    • M4A (AAC)

    • MP3 (using LAME)

    • FLAC

    • Ogg Vorbis

    • Speex

  • Frame capture to Bitmap class, BMP, JPEG and PNG files

  • Video processing and effects (CPU / GPU)

    • graphic overlay (including animated GIF)

    • text overlay

    • pan / zoom

    • brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, etc.

    • deinterlace

    • denoise

    • resize to any resolution

    • chroma-key

    • fade-in / fade-out

    • rotate

    • 3-rd party DirectShow filters support

    • independent video effects for preview and output

  • Audio processing and effects

    • volume booster

    • equalizer

    • 3D-bass system

    • normalization

    • auto / manual gain

    • a lot of another effects

  • 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

    • WMV format

    • HLS (HTTP Live Streaming), compatible with Android and iOS

    • RTSP protocol using H264 / AAC codecs

    • Smooth Streaming protocol to Microsoft IIS Server

    • RTMP, UDP and any other protocol supported by FFMPEG.exe to other media servers and devices

    • YouTube

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

  • Motion detection

  • Barcode reader (QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Codabar, ITF, RSS-14, Data Matrix, Aztec, PDF-417)

  • Custom interfaces support

  • Computer vision API

  • OSD (On-Screen Display)

  • PIP (Picture-In-Picture)(video capture sources, IP cameras and video files are supported)

  • Screen capture / window capture

  • Face detection and object tracking

  • Multiply output screens support

  • Timeshift

  • Video Encryption SDK support

  • Output to Virtual Camera SDK

  • H264 software / Intel QuickSync decoder

  • Audio capture from speakers

  • Blackmagic Decklink cards input and output support

  • WinForms, WPF, console and service applications support

  • x64 native version (FFMPEG source are not supported)

  • Audio / video files tags reading and writing support

  • madVR video renderer support

  • low latency RTSP and MJPEG streams playback from IP camera

  • async/await API

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 support

  • Blackmagic Decklink devices

  • Microsoft Kinect / Kinect 2 for Windows

  • Audio capture devices and sound cards

  • ASIO devices

  • NewTek NDI devices support

Development platforms:

  • Visual Studio 2015 and later: Visual C#, Visual C++, Visual Basic .NET

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

System requirements

  • Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2012 and later

  • .Net Framework 4.5 or later

  • .Net Core 3.1 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

GPU-accelerated video effects (OpenCL)

Output to Virtual Camera SDK

Video Encryption SDK support

Face tracking

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

  • Speex


  • 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


  • DVB-T / DVB-C / DVB-S / ATSC devices (BETA)

  • Microsoft Kinect for Windows

  • MPEG-1/2/4 using FFMPEG

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

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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