Frequently Asked Questions

What are all these settings? What should I use?
Last Updated 5 years ago

Here is an overview for the settings of the VC500:
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VIDEO TAB:

Starting at the top left, We have Video Format. This refers to the data coming off of your source device.  For north america, it should be set to "NTSC_M", if you get nothing listed here, it indicates that the device is not detected or that there is an issue with the drivers. Please see this FAQ.

The next option, to the right, is the video input source, this controls how the vc500 pulls in the data. You can select "composite", which will use the yellow video pin, or "S-Video" which uses the black video connector(cable not included). 

The options at the bottom control how the video looks, you can set those to modify how the video looks before it is saved.

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CAPTURE BUTTON TAB:

On this tab you control what the physical button on the VC500 does. By default it is set, as pictured, for snapshot. This means that pressing the button will capture one frame of the video, and save it as a picture.You can set it to "Capture Video", and that will allow you start and stop video recordings by pressing the physical button.


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SNAPSHOT TAB:

This section controls the format and save location of snapshots taken, these settings are based upon user preference. You can read more about the compression types here:

JPG
BMP

The save location can be set to any location on your system, we recommend the one listed in the image.


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RECORD TAB:

This tab controls the video as it is stored onto the computer. Each format uses a specific type of data compression. You can read more by clicking on the links below: 

DVD       AVI
SVCD    WMV
VCD      WMA
MPG4   MP3

The save folder is where your captured video will be stored on you computer. They will be sent to the location specified, and be named with a date and time stamp.

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