Debut Video Capture Software Professional

Debut Video Capture Software Professional

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 156 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.69
  • Total Downloads:
    1,206,501
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 30, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $60.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Debut Video Recording Software Professional Version from NCH Software turns your computer into a flexible, capable video capture and recording device. It can record video from a wide range of sources, including VHS VCRs, and save it in many formats; it can also capture screenshots and save them as JPEG stills. It will even capture and record video playing on your PC's screen. When all else fails but you've just got to save that clip, Debut can save the day.

Debut detected our video capture and playback devices, but it will automatically configure itself as a screen capture tool if no such devices are present. A full-featured, up-to-date interface let us not only capture and record video but also schedule and manage recordings. We pressed the first button on the toolbar, Webcam, and immediately our system's camera became active and started recording video. Clicking Device accessed a VHS video recorder via the line-in jacks on our video card; clicking Screen displayed our current screen view. The Schedule and Recordings functions needed no explanation, but the Selections tool proved more intriguing. This let us drag open a rectangular capture window on our desktop, or capture an entire window, and save only our selection, excluding the rest of the desktop. This greatly simplifies editing screen-captured video displayed in a small window. The program's options are basic for the genre, though we could configure snapshot quality, select a camera shutter sound, and defeat Debut's window in video recordings to prevent mirror effects. Debut also works with NHC's BroadCam live video streaming software to stream your video online, a capacity we didn't test.

Recording VHS video with Debut proved as easy as recording any video input via our system's video card (hooking a VCR up to a PC is the tricky part). We consider the results excellent: VHS-to-PC is limited by the quality of the source, which in this case is far inferior to your PC's screen. However, your digitally dubbed tapes will look normal when played back at the correct resolution on your TV. The ability to work well with a wide range of such devices sets Debut apart from less capable shareware and freeware video recording tools.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Debut Video Recording Software Professional Version 1.49. The trial version is limited to 14 days.

 
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3 stars

"Kinda good, kinda bad"

December 04, 2012  |  By hglenni

 |  Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.69

Pros

It does record (30fps only) and sounds in windows 7
It was not the total 'bomb' but it did give me what
I needed.

Cons

Upgraded to windows 8, the sound driver crashes the system
contact the company, totally ignored me

Summary

ok for windows 7 (and perhaps before)
bad for 8, and company is non responsive

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.69
Version 1.69 - Improved H.264 optimization.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date November 30, 2012
Date Added November 30, 2012
Version 1.69
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.5MB
File Name debutsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,206,501
Downloads Last Week 949
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $60

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