Video Capture Compatability with NAMeS
VIDCAP32 is a microsoft program that demonstrates the basic functionality
of Video For Windows (VFW). If this program can display video and run
with your video equipment, then NAMeS can probably do video capture with
your equipment also. This program functioning does not guarantee NAMeS
will work correctly, but if it does not work it shows that NAMeS would
probably not work either.
1. Take the two files VIDCAP32.EXE and VIDCAP.HLP
and put them in a directory anywhere on your computer, then run the VIDCAP32
2. If the program says it can not find a video capture driver or something
along those lines, then you do not have a compatable card correctly installed
3. If no video signal is being displayed... goto the "Options" Menu and
make sure that either "Preview" or "Overlay" are checked. Then under the
"Options" menu, try selecting each of "Video Format...", "Video Source...",
and "Video Display..." to ensure your capture card is configured correctly.
The dialogs that come up with those 3 options are dependent on the video
capture hardware you have installed.
4. If you still can get no video signal, ensure you have your camera plugged
into an S-Video IN port or Composite IN port, as any video OUT ports will
5. Once you have video, ensure that you can set the video to 640x480 resolution
(This is usually set under the "Options" menu using one of of "Video Format...",
"Video Source...", and "Video Display...".)
6. It is recommended that you use a video capture card that can do "Overlay".
To turn this on, select "Overlay" from the "Options" menu. This should
give you a smoother picture than the "Preview" mode.
7. For NAMeS to work, "Preview" mode MUST work. To enable this, make sure
"Preview" is checked under the "Options" menu. I have found video cards
that would support overlay but not preview. These cards are NOT usable
Contact James Day at (303)279-7942 if you have questions.