- fixed SnapShotJPEG method, it will let application exit issue when preview MJPEG IP camera.
- added support use ShowFullScreen method to enable full screen when preview IP camera.
- fixed call ResizeControl, the preview window have not refresh immediately when preview MJPEG IP camera.
- removed CapturePlaybackDevice property. Now added Viscomsoft Virtual Audio Speaker device. ( VirtualAudioSpeakerFilter.ax ) If you selected this audio device, it will capture the audio from specific playback device.
- fixed capture the audio from speaker or playback device to MP4, AVI, WMV file. It have audio lag issue.
- improved GetSampleBufferRGB method takes a long time to return the buffer, now it run faster.
- fixed GetSampleBufferRGB method, it always crashes when run a few hours.
- fixed GetSampleBufferRGB method, it will crash if buffer is empty. Now it will return black image when the buffer is empty.
- updated VB6, VB.NET 2010, VB.NET 2019, C# 2010, C#2019 VC++ CaptureFile, CaptureFileMP4Encoder samples.
Version 14.0 (16 June 2021 released)
- added support display Audio Spectrum Visualization feature, Customize bar color, size of Spectrum window, Stereo/Mono Mode.
- added UseSpectrum, SpectrumStereo, SpectrumBarColor1, SpectrumBarColor2, SpectrumSeparatorColor, SpectrumWidth, SpectrumHeight, SpectrumOwner properties.
- fixed cannot use Motion Detection, VideoFx and Video Painter Plugin.
- fixed some bug when use VMR7 display the video and updated use VMR7 for display the video by default, it will more stable. because some display card does not support VMR9 for display the video.
- fixed cannot display selection rectangle on some computers when use Motion Detection, Video Fx and Video Painter Plugin .
- added EffectHideSelRectangle property, it can hide/show the selection rectangle when when use Motion Detection, Video Fx and Video Painter Plugin
- updated EffectMotionSetDetectedRect method, when set the motion detection zone, it will display selection rectangle on video now.
- update EffectPainterDrawingType property, now added Round Rectangle, Arc, Chord drawing tools.
- fixed change videoformat property , it cannot change the video resolution issue.
- fixed connected to IP camera failed, then call Snapshot, SnapShot2Picture, SnapShot2HBITMAP methods, the application exit issue.
- added SnapShot2ByteArray method.
- added C# 2010, C#2019 MotionDetection, VideoFx, VideoPainter samples.
- updated C# 2010, C#2019 CaptureFile, VB.NET 2010, VB.NET 2019 CaptureFile samples.
Version 13.0 (9 August 2020 released)
- updated videoformat list, now it will show support resolution only, it will not display video color format and duplicate item.
- added support display non english (e.g. German, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese) name of video device, video format, audio device, audio input pin.
- added support use non english file name when save to avi, wmv, mp4 file.
- added support use non english name of Mp4Album,,Mp4Author,Mp4Comment, Mp4Copyright, Mp4Title properties when save mp4 file.
- added support capture audio from specific playback device or speaker when save to avi, wmv, mp4 file.
- added GetPlaybackDeviceCount method, Return the count of Playback Device.
- added GetPlaybackDeviceName method, Return the name of specific Playback Device.
- added PlaybackDevice property , Get/Set the active playback device.
- added CapturePlaybackDevice property,Enables/disables the capture the audio from playback device.
- updated VB6, C# 2010, C#2019, VB.NET 2010, VB.NET 2019 CaptureFile, CaptureFileMP4Encoder samples.
Version 12.5 (3 February 2020 released)
- added IPCameraOpenURLTimeout property, When call StartIPCamera method, you can set the time out value when open the URL of IP Camera.
- updated EffectChromaKeyVideoFile property that support WMV, WebM,MP4, MOV, AVI, DIVX, FLV, MPEG1, MPEG2, VOB AVCHD, MKV video for chroma key effect.
- fixed DeviceChange Event is missing.
- fixed DblClick, Click Event no longer works after the Start method is called for capturing.
- added VB.NET 2019 , C# 2019 samples.
- updated VB6, C#2010, C#2019, VB.NET 2010, VB.NET 2019, VC 's IPCam and ChromaKey samples .
Version 12.0 (30 March 2019 released)
- added Mp4GPUCodec property. When encoding to MP4 file with GPU Hardware Acceleration.It supoort use NVIDA , AMD and Inte Core GPU technologies to output MP4 file.
- added Mp4DetectGPU method, it support checking your computer whether support GPU Hardware Acceleration. e.g. NVIDA CUDA , AMD, and Intel Core™ technologies.
- fixed StartIPCamera method hang issue, if network connection problem or IP camera have not turn on. e.g. StartIPCamera("rtsp://192.168.0.123:554/mpeg4","","")
- fixed if called Start method many times , then it have black screen issue.
- added Mp4NVIDAPreset property that allow can minimize usage of CPU , let the output video quality is better. output Low-Latency mp4 video if the computer support NVIDA GPU.
- change MP4FrameRate to Mp4FrameRate.
- added viscomsoftmp4encoderplugin.dll file that will use some new dll files.
- added viscomsoftmp4encoderplugin-noGPU.dll file that will using on Windows XP only.
- updated the trial version installer that will installing viscomsoftmp4encoderplugin.dll or viscomsoftmp4encoderplugin-noGPU.dll depend on the OS.
- updated C#2010, C#2015, VB.NET 2010, VB.NET 2015, VB6, VC CaptureFileMP4Encoder samples.
Version 11.5 (26 September 2018 released)
- fixed output mp4 file, the ‘Date” is changed to 6/6/1905 on windows 10.
- added support MS Access 2016. added IsMsAccess property. if set to true, it can use on Ms Access 2016.
- added CameraFocus object, let control Focus in C# or VB.NET.
- fixed Brightness, BacklightCompensation, ColorEnable, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, WhiteBalance Object cannot set Auto = true issue.
- fixed Brightness, BacklightCompensation, ColorEnable, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, WhiteBalance Object cannot get Auto property correctly.
- added High DPI support on Windows 10 . Fixed If usere selected Windows Display setting, select Scale and layout from 100% to 125%,150% or another scale ratio on windows 10. The video preview windows will not display full size issue.
- added use the Video Mixing Renderer 9 automatically. If it cannot use Video Mixing Renderer 9 , it will use old video renderer.
- fixed save to avi file, then cannot save to wmv video issue.
- added UseOldVMR property.
- added Ms Access 2016 DatabasePreview.accdb ,DatabaseMP4Encoder.accdb and DatabaseIPCamera.accdb samples.
- updated VB.NET 2010, VB.NET 2015 ,C# 2010, C# 2015 CameraControl samples.
Version 11.1 (29 March 2018 released)
- fixed rebuild the project in C# or VB.NET , it will crash on IDE.
- updated C#2010 IP Camera sample.
Version 11.0 (31 January 2018 released)
- rewrite IP Camera engine, it support more IP camera.
- Improves speed and accuracy for IP Camera feature.
- added support Listen to live audio from IP camera.
- added support RTSP H264 MPEG4 IP Camera (need H264 RTSP IP Camera plugin)
- added record the streams of IP Camera to a AVI. MP4 file without video transcoding.
- fixed if webcam have stillpin and set CustomVideoCard= true, preview black window issue.
- fixed VirtualScreenCaptureArea method that cannot change the specific capture area when selected virtual screen capture as video source.
- updated all VB6 samples, fixed MSCOMCTL.OCX could not be load failed error message.
- updated VB6, VB.NET 2010, VB.NET 2015, C# 2010, C#2015 VC IP Camera sample.
Version 10.5 (23 August 2017 released)
- added support scrolling banner text effect. custom define scrolling direction, font name, font size, background color, text color, alpha value and fade edge effect.
- fixed IP camera display active movie window.
- added support 90-degree rotation and 270-degree rotation with stretch mode in Rotate method.
- Restore CaptureAudio property feature same as version 9.5, it will not listen to the audio when preview, because when capturing to video, the customer may not like listen the audio from speaker and added PreviewCaptureAudio property, set this property to true it will listen to the audio when preview.
- added EffectScrollTextDirection, EffectScrollTextFillBgColor, EffectScrollTextSpeed, EffectScrollTextSpeed proeprties.
- added EffectScrollTextAdd, EffectScrollTextBgColor, EffectScrollTextColor, EffectScrollFadeEdge, EffectScrollTextFont, EffectScrollTextPos methods.
- added VB6, VB.NET 2010, VB.NET 2015, VC Scrolling Banner samples.
Version 10.0 (09 July 2017 released)
- added Chroma Key plugin, it support Real Time Chroma Key effect for any video source or MP4, MOV video. e.g. foreground video is webcam, background video is MP4 video.
- Capturing to AVI, WMV, MP4 video with Chroma Key effect in real time (output MP4 file, need purchased MP4 encoder plugin).
- Support use eye dropper to select the transparent color, adjust Tolerance and Edge softness for remove background (green color) completely and it can add real time effects, you may change the effects PNG files.
- added EffectChromaKeyBgColor, EffectChromaKeyCapAudioDevice, EffectChromaKeyDisplayMask, EffectChromaKeyEffect, EffectChromaKeyFreezeOverlay,EffectChromaKeyKeepLastFrame, EffectChromaKeyOverlayScale, EffectChromaKeyOverlayX, EffectChromaKeyOverlayY, EffectChromaKeySoftness, EffectChromaKeyTolerance, EffectChromaKeyVideoFile, EffectChromaKeyVideoIsBg properties.
added EffectChromaKeyClearBgColor, EffectChromaKeyHideEyeDropper, EffectChromaKeyShowEyeDropper methods
- added ChromaKeyVideoFileEnded event.
- added Pic in Pic effect support output MP4 file, call UseMP4EncoderPlugin = true, CaptureMode= true before call PIPStart method. (if you purchased MP4 Encoder plugin)
- added PIPFastMode property, it can decrease the CPU usage.
- added InitControl method. fixed some development tools (Agilent VEE Pro,it looks like labview) cannot initialize the control automatically.
- added VB.NET 2015, VB.NET 2010, C# 2015, C# 2010, VB6, VC , VFP ChromaKey samples.
Version 9.6 (21 March 2017 released)
- added iSecond, iOnedecimalplace parameter in Capturing event, now when capturing, you will know the duration of captured video.
- added set the CaptureAudio property = true , it can listen to the audio when preview.
For old version it cannot listen to the audio when preview. now you may set CaptureAudio property to enable/disable listen to the audio when preview.
- added VirtualScreenShowMouseHighlight method , it allow enable or disable mouse highlight features with virtual screen capture.
- updated VB6, C# 2010, VB.NET 2010, VC 6 CaptureFileMP4Encoder samples.
Version 9.5 (27 January 2017 released)
- added support snapshot from Still Pin and get HD snapshot image.(If your webcam or camera support capture HD image from a Still Pin).
- added support Enumerate Still Pin Video Formats. (If your webcam or camera support capture HD image from a Still Pin).
- added CameraFocus object, fixed Focus object cannot use issue, For some development tools, e.g. VB.NET, C#, Focus object cannot use because name conflict.
- fixed video resolution cannot changed and snapshot resolution cannot changed for some webcam e.g. Microsoft Camera Front, Microsoft Camera Rear.
- added anti-alias handle on Virtual Screen Capture Plugin.
- added StillPinVideoFormat, StillPinVideoFormats, CameraFocus Object.
- added StillPinVideoFormat, IsUseStillPinGrabber properties.
- added Still Pin Snapshot feature in VB6, VC , VB.NET 2010's CaptureFile samples.
- updated VB.NET 2010, VB.NET 2015 Snapshot sample.
Version 9.1 (30 June 2016 released)
- fixed when preview or capture mode, the Click, DblClick, MouseMove, MouseDown, MouseUp events does not fired.
Version 9.0 (21 May 2016 released)
- added support on Windows 10.
- fixed Microsoft Camera frame rate issue when save to avi file on windows 10.
- updated Snapshot, SnapShotJPEG methods's memory issue.
- added checking the range of supported frame rates when set FrameRate property.
- added Mp4AspectRatio property, allow enable or disable aspect ratio when output MP4 video.
- added VB.NET 2015 , C# 2015 samples.
Version 8.5 (13 December 2015 released)
- added new Virtual Screen Capture plugin, it support Screen Capture with highlight color , left click effect, right click effect, custom cursor file and support capture full screen or part of screen and support multi-monitor screen capture.
- fixed DeviceChange event will fired two times on some web cam.
- fixed if no any USB webcam connected and run your application. Then plug the USB WebCam, RefreshVideoDevice method cannot refresh the new WebCam issue.
- fixed save to AVI file first, then cannot save to WMV video issue.
- added VirtualScreenCursorFile, VirtualScreenShowSystemCursor, VirtualScreenRightClickColor, VirtualScreenLeftClickColor, VirtualScreenHighlightColor, VirtualScreenCaptureFullScreen methods.
- updated VB6, VB.NET 2010 VirtualScreen samples.
Version 8.0 (18 August 2015 released)
- rewrite MP4 Encoder plugin, now it can real time capturing to HD MP4 video on any windows OS. Fixed audio sync issue. Custom define MP4 resolution, Video/Audio Bitrate, Audio Sample rate, Audio Channels.
- added support add metadata when output MP4 video.
- added Mp4Album,Mp4Width,Mp4Height, Mp4FrameRate, Mp4Audiochannel,Mp4Author,Mp4Comment, Mp4Copyright, Mp4Title properties.
- updated VC , VB.Net 2010, C# 2010, VB6 samples.
Version 7.7 (3 May 2015 released)
- fixed crash issue in Visual Foxpro IDE.
- fixed properties are not displaying in design mode issue.
Version 7.6 (9 February 2015 released)
- fixed cannot use Zoom, Focus, Pan, Exposure, Tilt, Roll, Iris camera control features.
- added allow set Auto property of all camera control features . e,g, Zoom, Focus, Pan, Exposure, Tilt, Roll, Iris, BacklightCompensation, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation.
- fixed Auto property return not correct value of all camera control features . e,g, Zoom, Focus, Pan, Exposure, Tilt, Roll, Iris, BacklightCompensation, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation.
- updated VB6, VC camera control samples.
Version 7.5 (30 December 2014 released)
- added MP4 Encoder plugin that support capture to H264 MP4 video (need purchased MP4 encoder plugin)
- fixed VideoFx preview issue when using on capture card.
- added UseMP4EncoderPlugin, Mp4AudioSamplerate, Mp4Audiobitrate, Mp4H264Profile, Mp4VideoBitMode, Mp4Videobitrate properties.
- added Capture to MP4 vb6, c#2010, vb.net 2010 vc samples.
Version 7.0 (24 August 2014 released)
- added Face Detection Fx plugin. It allow custom threshold for face detection and capture the detected face to JPEG file. (need purchased our Face Detection Fx Plugin).
- fixed access IP camera issue.
- added Sample Grabber to PictureBox, Bitmap handle features.
- added CustomVideoCard property. If VideoCap cannot preview your video device. You may try Set the custom video card =true, it may let videocap support more video devices. e.g. h830 AverMedia USB TV card model
- added allow set the capture area and video format when using Virtual Screen Capture. You may dynamic change the virtual screen capture area.
- added SampleBuffer2HBITMAP, SampleBuffer2Picture, VirtualScreenCaptureArea, VirtualScreenVideoFormat,
DeleteImageHandle, DeleteSampleBufferPicture methods.
- added EffectFaceTrackBoxColor, EffectFaceCaptureFileName, EffectFaceCaptureToFile, EffectFaceCaptureFaceOnly,
EffectFaceTrackBoxStyle, EffectFaceShowBackProjection, EffectFaceTemplateFile, EffectFaceThreshold methods.
- added FaceDetected event
- added Picture in Picture effect support 4 cams in same time.
- added SampleBuffer2 event.
- updated vb6, vb.net 2010 , c#2010 Sample Grabber samples. You may use sample grabber in .net now.
- added vb6, vb.net 2010 4 Cams Picture in Picture effect samples.
- added vb6, vb.net 2010 virtual screen samples.
- added vb6, vc , vb.net 2010 face detection samples.
Version 6.5 (23 August 2013 released)
- added Virtual Screen Capture plugin.
- added UseOverlayInPlugin property, it Allow use Overlay Text, Overlay Image, Rotate, InvertColor, GrayScale, Hue, Lightness effect when using Video Fx, Video Painter, Motion Detection, Video Frame plugin in same time.
- fixed crash issue on some comptuer when using Video Fx and Motion Detection.
- fixed cannot preview some Hauppauge WinTV capture card, e.g. WinTV-HVR-1600.
Version 6.2 (14 December 2012 released)
- fixed crash issue in Visual Studio's design time environment. 100% will not crash on
Visual Studio 's design time environment now.
- improved some computer cannot use VMR9 renderer issue. Now it can preview the video without need VMR9 Renderer. (except Motion Detection, Video Fx features)
- support on Window 8.
Version 6.1 (11 July 2012 released)
- updated crash issue in vb.net, c#, more stable on .net now.
- updated vb.net 2010 samples.
- fixed crash issue when connect IP camera in some computer.
Version 6.0 (28 April 2012 released)
- added Motion Detection, Video Painter, Video Fx, Video Frame plugin.
- added Hue and Lightness effects.
- improved the activex, now run on vb.net, c# more stable.
- remove useOverlay property, you should use EffectType property now.
- fixed press ESC button cannot close full screen mode in vb.net or c# form.
- added GetAudioCompressorCount, GetAudioCompressorName,GetAudioDeviceCount, GetAudioDeviceName, GetAudioInputPinCount, GetAudioInputPinName, GetDeviceCount, GetDeviceName, GetVideoCompressorCount,
GetVideoCompressorName, GetVideoFormatCount, GetVideoFormatName, GetVideoInputCount, GetVideoInputName, GetWMVProfileCount, GetWMVProfileName methods.
- added EffectFxType, EffectMotionSensitivity,EffectPainterDrawingColor, EffectPainterDrawingType, EffectPainterPenSize, EffectType, EffectVideoFrame properties.
- added ChangeHue, ChangeLightness, EffectMotionSetDetectedRect, EffectPainterClear,EffectPainterZoom methods.
- added MotionDetected events
- added vb6, vb.net 2010, vc samples.
- updated all samples.
Version 5.1 (8 December 2011 released)
- added digital signed for ocx and exectuable of installer files.
- fixed c#2010 and vb.net 2010 samples cannot run on 64 bit OS issue.
Version 5.0 (2 May 2011 released)
- fixed two same model of video device installed on system. if create two instance of activex , access different video device for each instance of activex, only one instance of activex can preview issue.
- added allow unload or close the video device.
- added allow add picture in picture effect, video capture device mixing image file or mixing two video capture devices.
- added allow apply moving effect, zoom in, zoom out effect at specific time on specific picture when using picture in picture effect.
- fixed display pure function call issued when using on .net.
- added c# 2010, vb.net 2010 samples.
- updated all samples.
- added unload method.
- added PIPChangePos, PIPAddImage, PIPAddVideoDevice, PIPInitDisplayArea, PIPAddPIPEffect, PIPStart, PIPStop methods.
Version 4.5 (9 June 2010 released)
- added grayscale effect.
- improved center the video if rotate 90 or 270 degree.
- added dual display feature, the video will display full screen on monitor 2.
- added allow hide or show full screen on monitor 2.
- added allow return RGB Buffer if set SampleBufferMode property to 3. Now you may read the RGB value of each pixel easily.
- fixed IP cam issue for StartDot NetCam SC IP camera.
- added GetSampleBufferRGB method.
- added ShowDualScreen method.
- added GrayScale method.
- added UseDualDisplay property.
- updated the samples.
Version 4.0 (5 July 2009 released)
- redesigned access IP camera engine, it support almost all IP camera that support MJPEG stream.
- support password protected IP camera.
- support capture the video to AVI file from IP camera.
- support snapshot the video from IP camera.
- added ReleasePictureBox method.
- updated StartIPCamera method.
- removed EnableIPCamera, IPCameraFile, IPCameraFileSeqNo CaptureIPCameraFile properties.
Version 3.5 (19 May 2009 released)
- improved the sync issue when output avi, wmv file.
- added select different sync mode.
- added allow custom define video format(resolution)
- improved show full screen mode and allow using keyboard key or mouse button to close the full screen.
- updated ShowVideoCapturePropertyPage, ShowVideoFormatPropertyPage, ShowAudioCapturePropertyPage, ShowCrossbarPropertyPage methods. it can set the window handle of parent window.
- added allow drawimage from HBITMAP handle.
- added SyncMode, SyncStreamOffset properties
- added UseOverlay, ClearFullScreenKey, ClearFullScreenMouseButton, ClearFullScreenType, CustomVideoColorFormat, CustomVideoHeight, CustomVideoWidth, ReceivedFullScreenHWnd properties.
- added DeleteImageHandle, DrawImageHandle methods.
- added CustomVideoFormatError, FullScreenKeyDown, FullScreenKeyup events.
Version 3.1 (20 April 2008 released)
- added draw multi images and texts on video in same time.
- added Rotate, Invert video.
- added Capture Video stream From IP Camerea.
- added Frame grabber to memory or clipboard.
- added Detecting insert or remove USB device.
- added Support FM Radio, AM Radio, Digital Satellite Service TV Tuner.
- added full screen display.
- fixed refresh video, audio device issue in.Net.
- added DrawImage method that support overlay bitmap.
- added restore audio pin when the control destory.
- modified DrawText method that provide over 50 different text styles.
- fixed snapshot can capture the text.