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Picture Capturing / Video Recording

Picture Capturing


Picture Format - select the wanted picture format. If several options are selected, several pictures were made. Beside the JPG option the current filesize of the JPG picture is shown.

Original Size
- the picture is saved in the resolution of the camera video
Size - the picture is saved in the selected resolution

Color - a colored picture is saved
GrayScale - the picture is converted into grayscale before saving
Black + White - the picture is converted into black and white before saving

Mirror Image - the picture is horizontal mirrored before saving

Create Additional Thumbnail - if selected an additional thumbnail is created. The thumbnail has the filename of the "normal" picture + "_tb.jpg" and is always in JPG format. You have to select the enclosing framesize (here in blue marked), which determines the thumbnail resolution.

Adjust The JPG Quality - with the slider the quality of the JPG picture is adjusted. You see in realtime the picture result and the approximately filesize.

Picture Overlay
Use Overlay Image
- select if you want to print an overlay image into the picture
Select Overlay Image - select the image
Overlay Image FIlename - shows the overlay image filename
Adjust Overlay Transparency - adjust the transparency of the overlay image
Overlay Position - select the position of the overlay image in the camera picture
No Transparent Color - there is no single color in the image which appears as full transparent
Make Color From Pixel(0,0) Full Transparent - all pixels (points in the overlay image) which have the same color as the pixel in position (0,0) (the left upper corner) are not painted and thereby transparent. See the example above, the white frame around the webcam is not painted in the camera picture!

Picture Filename
Picture Filename -
press this button to open the filename dialog

Output Text Into Picture
User Text
- input a text which should be printed into the picture before saving
Output Text - if selected the text is printed into the picture
Output Time - if selected the current time is printed into the picture. Select the short or the long time format!
Output Date - if selected the current date is printed into the picture. Select the short or the long date format!

Select The Font - opens the fontdialog to select the font
Select The Text Color - opens the colordialog to select the text color

Background Color Transparency - adjust the transparency of the background color
Select The Background Color - opens the colordialog to select the background color



Video Recording


Video Filename
Video Filename -
press this button to open the filename dialog

Video TimeStamp
With Video TimeStamp -
select if CamUniversal should output text and/or a logo bitmap into the video while video recording
Video TimeStamp Settings - press this button to open the timestamp settings dialog

Record Settings (only for NetCams/RemoteCams)
Record Resolution
- insert the desired resolution values, width x height of the video
Frames Per Sec - insert the desired frames per sec for the video.
If you have selected to use a "video record codec" for the recording (DivX, Indeo etc.), it could happen, that the codec generates his own frame rate and ignores this value!

 

Video / Picture Filename


Select Output Directory - select the output directory (path) for the captured picture
Input Filename - insert a filename for the picture. Only the filename without the path and without the extension. The path comes from the previous selection and the extension is determines by the image format.
Add Current Time To Filename - adds the current time to the picture filename ( test_19-21-41.jpg instead of test.jpg )
Add Current Date To Filename - adds the current time to the picture filename ( test_29-06-2004.jpg instead of test.jpg )
Add First The Time Then The Date - if selected to add the time and the date to the filename, then you could select the order here
Add First The Date Then The Time -
if selected to add the time and the date to the filename, then you could select the order here

Add Number To Filename
- adds a number to the picture filename
Maximum Number Should Be - if selected the number is increased until it reaches the maximum value and then restarts at 0
The Number Has Prefixed Zeros - if selected the length of the number is refilled with zeros if the length is shorter than the inserted length value ( test_0099.jpg instead of test_99.jpg ). This is important for several programs which reads a lot of pictures and creates a video from them, makes analysis etc.
Reset The Number To 0 ... - if selected the number is set to 0
- at program start if this picture capturing dialog comes from the device settings
- at start of the motion detector if this picture capturing dialog comes from the action at detection settings
- at start of the scheduler if this picture capturing dialog comes from the scheduler settings
If not selected the number continues increasing from the last value.


Video TimeStamp Settings