VideoGrabber is a versatile video capture component and media player component that helps you to save time, money and effort in your video application development. TVideoGrabber captures video and audio streams from DV camcorders, USB webcams, PCI capture cards, TV cards, USB capture devices and firewire cameras (like Sony cameras). TVideoGrabber is also an advanced media player that lets you capture frames, perform graphics or text overlays, and play the clips faster or slower.
What's new in this version:
Version 220.127.116.11 has added WPF component and OnMouseEnter or OnMouseLeave events.
- More features than most of the rival video capture SDK's - Affordable price compared to rivals - Great, powerful SDK when it works !! - Good help documentation - Frequent SDK updates
- Abysmal after sales support. Your often wait weeks of months for a reply to a support query. - SDK has tons of bugs. - Your feel like a beta tester or a member of their bug testing team every time the SDK is updated or a fix is issued. - DEMO application is a mass of buttons and is confusing to new users
Datastead is run by Michel who appears to be a one person support / programmer team. Michel is helpful but extremely slow to reply to emails (Weeks, months) often to the point where you think your email has gone down. I am pretty sure Michel works part time hence the slow support. Usually it takes 3-4 patches before any fix issued works making you feel like a beta tester and that this should have been tested prior to being sent out.