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We write and publish the world's best and easiest-to-use video software tools.
Use webcams, USB/Video Adapters, IP Cameras, video boards, and any camera with a Microsoft DirectShow driver, to capture video.
Start videoing today with a FREE copy of HandyAvi
ITS EASY TO USE! Simply start HandyAvi then select the type of movie you want to make (Time-lapse, Motion-detect, Astronomy, Meteor Trail Imaging or Animation). Then use the control panel that comes up to set up and begin making your movie.
Time-lapse movies let you speed things up such as flowers opening up or clouds moving in the sky. Use it to see what happens when ice melts. Capture building construction, sunsets, moon rise, plants growing, or birds growing up in a nest... Use HandyAvi with a microscope to show crystal growth or speed up the movements of an amoeba. Create time-lapse movies showing cell division.
Motion-detect movies let you leave out boring stuff. For example, you could point the webcam at your yard and instead of getting a really LONG movie showing your unchanging yard, you'd get a much shorter movie showing only the things that HAPPENED in your yard, such as a dog or cat walking through. If you were to point the camera at a bird feeder, the movie would only show the scenes where birds were present and moving about. HandyAvi motion-detect is also ideal for surveillance applications and construction applications.
Planetary/astronomy movies are oriented toward the amateur astronomy community. You would usually take these types of movies through a telescope. Most webcams are sensitive enough to allow you to make images of the moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. HandyAvi contains a full set of Meade telescope controls so that both the webcam and the telescope can be controlled remotely. Typically, movies created this way are then processed either with our built-in image stacking subsystem or with a freeware program such as RegiStax to produce extremely high-quality still images.
Meteor trail imaging lets you point a webcam at the sky at night and capture meteor trails. HandyAvi will capture frames that precede the "trigger event" (a frame where the meteor is bright enough to cause the trail to be recorded) and also frames that follow the "trigger event." This means that the WHOLE trail will be captured. HandyAvi suppresses "false trigger events" so that camera noise, star scintillation, stars drifting slowly across the field, etc., do not cause images to be recorded. The file produced after a night of imaging will be very small, containing only events that pass the sophisticated "trigger event" tests. The meteor trail imaging mode can also be used to capture lightning during storms, airplane trails, satellite passes... HandyAvi contains very sophisticated but very easy-to-use meteor capture algorithms.
Animation is a feature of HandyAvi that lets you make animation (stop-motion) videos.
Plus these additional features:
- View/play Movies
- Make a movie from still images
- Edit Movies
- Crop Movies
- Select individual movie frames and write them to JPG or BMP files
- Make stop-motion animations
- Make time-lapse movies from existing movies
- Join short movie files into one movie file
- Automatically upload movie files to your website
- Scan a file for meteors and generate a shorter meteor movie
- Scan a file for motion and generate a shorter motion-detect movie
- Stack astronomical images to minimize atmospheric distortion
- Control Meade Telescopes
- Set active camera time windows to start/stop recording
- Continue videoing automatically after a shutdown/reboot
- Automatically recover an interrupted video
Example movies (Click here to see example movies created using HandyAvi)
See Camera Info for some additional camera information.
Our tools are currently in use in over 45 different countries and are being used for business, pleasure, scientific research, wildlife studies, time-lapse movie making, security, surveillance, planetary and lunar imaging, meteor capture, telescope control, video editing...
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