Webcam Motion Capture.

I came across a youtube video recently where they use 4 webcams and motion capture software to do a cheap diy version of motion capture. Info seems pretty limited here and I can definitely use it for my indie film.  Please let me know if you've used such a set up and what software you used

Posted by Prospero375 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Instructacon BBQ Seagull Capture.

Seagull attack! We couldn't trap this slick beast. But the BBQ was fun anyway. Hope to see more of you here next year, and check out some pictures here!-bg

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Capture stills from a .mov? Answered

I need to capture stills from a .mov file

Asked by fwjs28 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Netflix streaming capture question?

This question on Netflix streaming capture is mostly for educational purpose at the moment, I guess. I was thinking of switching to Netflix streaming only subscription and downgrade or even give up dvd rentals, since they are planning to switch plans any time soon. I don't wanna hog up the computer for watching streaming movies all the time so I was wondering if it's possible to capture Netflix streaming in some way and save Netflix streaming movies to hdd. Any ideas on how it could be done,  theoretically of course?

Asked by wardricko 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Methane Captured from Cows

So we all know that Cows are killing the planet in that they are producing a huge amount of Methane from their farts. I say we build a massive bubble around the pastures, and we capture the gases, burn them for fuel, and clean up the waste gas as much as possible. The ideal situation would be for people to stop eating beef and using cows all together, but alas steak is tasty. I am aware that they have been treating the cows manure and getting gases from that, which they then burn. However as the cows fart, they punch massive holes in the ozone. To conclude, the cows must die...steak for all, dibs on the ribs...

Posted by Shaman of Bliss 10 years ago

How could I capture the signal from an IR remote for a toy so that I could program my own remote? Answered

I have a toy that came with a simple IR remote; the remote has a couple different buttons that make the toy do different things like light up.  I want to create my own one-button remote that mimics one of the buttons from the original remote.  How could I capture the signal from the original remote and program it into my new remote?

Asked by Kazbachris 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What is the best recording program to use with a dazzle video recorder?

I have been using Arcsoft Total Media Extreme for a while, but it doesn't let me record beyond 10 minutes. Any suggestions? Must be/have: -Dazzle friendly -Decent Quality & frame rate -Can Record for at least 30 minutes without freezin, breaking, or losing the file. Thank You!

Asked by meanbean 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

a good way to capture hydrogen and oxygen from electrolysis?

Well I've managed to actually seperate the hydrogen and oxygen from water, but I'm having alot of trouble capturing it. I want to capture the hydrogen and oxygen together, in one container. Anyone have any ideas? thanks, Joe  

Posted by thecoonskin 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Any possibility to capture or record Blockbuster videos? Answered

I was wondering if you guys know if there is any possibility to capture or record Blockbuster videos and movies? I was thinking just the other day that it would be great if I could capture and convert blockbuster videos for ipod or something like that so I could watch some movies when I'm going away on vacation. Maybe this idea is far fetched anyways, but I would be curious to take a look at a couple of ways to capture or record Blockbuster videos, if these exist of course. Any help would be very appreciated.

Asked by dennistennis 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Is there a (easy, cheap) way to capture biogas from legacy cesspools and how can/would one use such energy capture?

I have a rural property with 3 legacy cesspools that were dug in the 1960's. Cesspools are essentially underground chambers that are hermetically sealed from the surface but which let fluids leach out through the bottom and sides. Our waste water drains into the cesspools. One cesspool gets no poop, just graywater. The others get the full mix. My understanding is that poop and everything else that goes down the drain decomposes anerobically. So I wonder is there something interesting to do to capture some energy...? tks. I

Asked by harrisloeser 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How can I use the native IR port on my Dell to capture IR TV remote signals?

I liked this article about capturing IR signals, but what if I already have an IR device on the side of my Dell Latitude (D610, if it matters)? Is there some software that can tell the port to listen for remote control signals and save them as raw data?

Asked by V-Man737 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

How to record or capture Footytube videos ? Answered

Hi, Can you guys help me on this? I found this footytube website, which is pretty useful whenever I wanna watch  all sorts of  football videos but unfortunately I cannot access it on my cell phone also. So I was thinking if maybe anyone has some idea on how to record or capture, download and save Footytube videos for cell phone. Is there something like a Footytube Downloader I could maybe try? Any help would be so great!

Asked by adneylee 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Green Roofs Capture Carbon

"Recently, Royal Dutch Shell PLC received $865 million from the Canadian government for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. Green roofs, rooftops with plants, can capture and store carbon, according to a new study by Michigan State University in East Lansing. The technology to build green roofs already exists, and they can be created for much cheaper than a CCS project."The key to fighting global warming is capturing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in new reservoirs that weren't storing carbon before," lead researcher Kristin Getter said...."This looked like a rather elegant answer to the Green Question.  

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to capture Hulu shows and videos? Answered

Just wondering how to capture hulu shows and videos. If I am not mistaking I think I read  somewhere round the web some time ago that it was possible to capture hulu videos for offline viewing but I don't recall ho you actually do this.If anyone has any idea on this I'd love to take a look at it.

Asked by razzyray 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Can you download or record video on Hulu?

If possible I would like it to be free.

Asked by crc09 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Print screen button on keyboard for video capture? Answered

I know there is software for this, but could using a 555 timer and a print screen button on your keyboard make a video capture device? Separate images would be stored, but software could stitch this together.

Asked by knexpert1700 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Webcam to Video Capture Card (s-video)

I have a webcam (usb) which I want to connect to video capture card (Osprey 100) having s-video input port. How could I do this? Is it possible? 

Posted by Zoliana 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Does anyone know how to capture Netflix live video streams? Answered

This question on how to capture Netflix live video streams has been bugging me since a couple of months ago. I have looked around a bit for ways to capture or record Netflix video streaming ,but I since I am still new to this sort of thing I didn't quite understand how this can be done. I was hoping that someone does know how to record Netflix movies and could help me with a couple of ideas.

Asked by merrye 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

capture packets in wireshack wont launch

I want to launch my capturing packets but it shows me unrecognized libpcap format

Asked by real hobbyist 9 months ago

Desktops of September - Finished for this month

Thats all the patches for this month! Get working on your set ups for next month!Happy September, since Joe Martin filled in for me last month, I realised its time I did this months, if a few days late...Me and Han have been at a friends wedding this last weekend, I realise now its only a couple of months till our wedding...I have decided that these desktop show off topics have actually been doing really well. So I am pleased to up the stakes.Free Patch for every submissionThe screenshots have to be different to last monthsThey have to have a description of whats going on (geektool, objectdock, etc)They have to be listed as a new comment below!To take a picture of your desktop on a windows machine use the printscreen key on your keyboard, Open up paint, Edit, Paste and then save this as a png. then upload this onto Instructables.To take a screenshot on a mac use the apple key, Shift and 3. This will save the picture to your desktop then you can upload it to Instructables.To take a screenshot in Linux go to Applications>Accessories>Take screenshot. If this doesn't work blame Lithium Rain ;-)I have a nice new set of wallpapers this month.My main screen is running a Leopard Vector reboot wallpaper, I also have the following running..Geektool, in a range of Helvetica NeueTinkertool, which is keeping my dock in a different style, and puts the eject button in the menubar.My second screen is running a favourite wallpaper of mine, one that I rejigged to fit portrait.Finally, my third screen is running a picture of me and my Fiance Hannah from when we were in Durham.I have added an extra picture of my current screen set up, so you can make more sense of my screenshots!So, get your Desktops and wallpaper screenshotted and sorted, and collect your Patch! (5th picture)- gmjhowe

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago

Desktops of Oct & Nov - Creative Patch Addition

Want to get another patch? Last months desktop wallpaper thread did excellent, it would seem you loved the idea of getting some patches for your work. This month I am going to ask you to work harder for your patches! I want to encourage your creativity, so dig out one of your best digital photos, whip open photoshop, or show off a great new interface. All unique, creative and personal desktop screenshots will get a patch! Unique, creative and personal means we are looking for something new and fresh, not just a wallpaper grabbed off deviant art! Whether its a custom interface, or a home made wallpaper, just something that is unique to you. This month I have a couple of home made wallpapers to show off, I created both of these from scratch. By scratch I mean I actually cut up those bits of card, and glued those bits of marble. Both wallpapers were then accented and grunged up in photoshop. I then used geektool to match the type already on the card to make the date and time blend in. Tinkertool adds a few extras, including the modded dock, and menu bar items. Little Snitch runs in the menu bar, keeping an eye on what programs are doing. 3rd screen has a picture of my Fiance - as always :D 4th pictures shows my crazy screen set up! What are you waiting for? Post your most creative desktop set up, and claim you patch! Be sure to explain any fancy programs you have running also. To take a picture of your desktop on a windows machine use the printscreen key on your keyboard, Open up paint, Edit, Paste and then save this as a png. then upload this onto Instructables. To take a screenshot on a mac use the apple key, Shift and 3. This will save the picture to your desktop then you can upload it to Instructables. To take a screenshot in Ubuntu go to Applications>Accessories>Take screenshot. If this doesn't work blame Lithium Rain ;-) PS, I know this is like 28 days late, but I have been busy (I get married on the 7th of Nov!), also doing a joint two month edition means I will be able to check back and dish out patches!

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Can I use a digital camera to capture still images from a video source ?

Can a digital camera be used to capture still images from any video source since most cameras have an AV output in place.

Asked by mohanty 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Any Schematic capture of an ADSL Modem?

Asked by Taher81 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do I catch majuas (smelt)? Answered

I live in miami Florida and they're every where any suggestions on how to catch them?    

Asked by antrobus 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

A Screen capture software that can export to Quicktime (.mov) !?

I'm looking for a Screen recording software that can export to Quicktime (.mov). I tried capturing what I want in avi format and then converting it, but the quality suffered too much. I want a screen capture that records directly to MOV. I had the Camtasia trial, so I guess I can't download it again... I also have Camstudio, but it can only export to avi or swf. Help??

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Can you capture the data from a radar gun?

Hi, here's my project, I want to create a device that could capture data from a radar gun and be translated into say microsoft excel. Then I could find average speeds, time of day when people speed the most, things like that. I've have some programming knowledge, a little circuitry know-how and i'm wondering if there were any guides out there that could help? I've been looking around but no luck.  I was looking to buy a cheap toy radar gun and capture the data, perhaps using an arduino and then translate the data in excel. if all else fails, I may look into using an arduino with 2 IR outputs. set them a known distance away and measure the time it took to trip the second one after the first one.. thus giving the velocity. If theres any help on this project that would be great. I'm so interested in these kinds of projects I want try to fiddle with my own.

Asked by jcouch1227 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

I want to capture photograph from two cameras how to create a manual twin camera click triger???

I want to capture photograph from two cameras how to create a manual twin camera click triger??? In short two cameras should capture at same moment. from only one switch..... {Its used to capture 3D photographs known as analglyph imageg} Please explain completely.....

Asked by bhargavpadhiyar 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Capturing thin parts in 123D Catch

I'm new to the 123D world and have a question about capturing thin items like handgun grip panels. Is it better to lay something thin down flat or would it be better to somehow stand it either on edge or on the bottom? I want to try to print some new panels and plan to start with the capture program. Thanks, Curt

Posted by CurtWG 5 years ago

What technology is needed to "capture" a handprint on a t-shirt and evaporate to orginal blank t-shirt form?

I am looking for a technology (I was thinking LED lights) to capture a placed handprint on materials such as cotton t-shirts. Once the handprint is quickly captured, I want the handprint to evaporate through a quick reset procedure or within a few seconds naturally. Is there anything out there that will capture imprints on materials? FYI I have no technology background, so please be kind on choice of words in explaining your thoughts and ideas. Thank you

Asked by richmc34 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

i need a c code for image capturing and comparing with colour?

Its my project.. i need help

Asked by schethank 9 years ago

How do I capture the collapsing field of a coil so I can use it again?

If I energize a coil and then switch it off, I get a collapsing field, I would like to capture this field and use it to energize a seperate coil, is that possible, and how would I do it. Thanks.

Asked by joecarey 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Automated Delivery Gate Image Capture

Hi everyone, I wanted to see if you guys can give me some advice or point me in the right direction (preferably towards an instructable) to achive my goal.  I am trying to improve upon an access gate. Currently It just opens with a remote controller. The improvements I want to implement are the following: 1. Place cameras to automatically take pictures of the vehicle as soon as it arrives from all angels     I was thinking maybe with an IR sensor of some sort 2. send those images to an email or to a database. 3. have the driver be able to scan documents and upload them to the database or send to an email, and be alerted when they have done so.  I want something like they have at the border checkpoints with those cameras, and also with the document upload. Any feedback is welcome. thank you!    

Posted by glomb 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Motion sensor capture/record image/video

How to create motion sensor to capture/record image/video using arduino camera using pir sensor and arduino uno.

Asked by rusydir1 9 months ago

Indefinite capture on PC camera?

I got a cheap usb PC Camera but I need a way of getting indefinite capture, as in I need it to keep the shutter open (it uses a cmos visual detector not shutters). How would I do that? I was using a software I downloaded free from the internet. setting a really slow frame rate doesn't work for this. What software should I use, and what would I need to do to get the indefinite capture?

Asked by Higgs Boson 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Capturing tiny sparks/flashes of light via video/photo?

Alright, for one of my upcoming Instructables, I need to capture tiny sparks or flashes of light (same thing, just not sure exactly what to call them) on video and take a picture also. I've tried and tried, but no matter how dark the room is, I just can't seem to get it on video. Even if I see it myself, for some reason it doesn't show up on camera. Is it possibly due to the fact that the light I'm trying to capture is ultraviolet light turned into blue light? Thanks!

Posted by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


My camcorder is DVD based, and encodes into MPEG-2 format.  the quality is poorer than the previous model owned by me, a tape based camcorder with same specs. the difference is the storage media, and the villain is the compression. Now i need the uncompressed video, i don mind the size of resultant file.jus give me a way to raep it in full! i read somewhere that uncompressed vid is passed on to LCD viewfinder. 

Asked by nishandh 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

I'm planning on having a k'nex war/game of capture the flag with three friends. What guns do I use?

I want to have four different guns. I have already planned to use a sniper rifle, a crossbow, a semi-automatic gun, and a pistol, but htat wouldn't be fair to whoever got it (the pistol, I mean). What kind of gun should I use as the fourth type, and does anybody have any suggestions for what gun(s) i should use for each category? They shouldn't use a million pieces. I was also thinking of using a shot-gun. is this a good idea? Suggested guns should not be too powerful, as this war is supposed to be inside.

Asked by zchan1120 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Why Wireshark is not decrypting the captured wpa file even i have correct password and essid ?

I tried to capture a file where network using security as below: [WPA-PSK-CCMP-TKIP] i am trying to insert a WPA Pre-shared Key in wire shark preferences under the protocol of IEEE 802.11 but when i enter a correct key nothing happen anyway to identify and fix this problem?

Posted by NoumanM4 10 months ago

Schematic capture / artworking software.

There are a dozen or so free electronic schematic capture and layout packages around (as node-limited versions of commercial packages). I've briefly tried a few (PCB Elegance, 123 and a couple more) but is there one which is head and shoulders above the rest? I'm looking for good library search and easy component placement and routing. Standard generic symbols as well as specifics, and autorouting and placement. Also ability to save as GIF or JPG. What would other users recommend? Incredible - When I was in electronic design for a living (a fair few years ago) my company spent hundreds of thousands of Pounds on a schematic capture and routing package and the SparcStations to run it on.

Posted by AndyGadget 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How to capture on demand streaming music from Napster?

Don't have any fishy business in mind, but I was just wondering how to capture on demand music from Napster, if  that'd be possible. I actually have a simple napster on demand subscription and I saw they also have some napster on demand music streaming plan that lets music be streamed to cell phones. I just need couple of songs I want to get on my cell phone so I thought it'd be a good idea to see how to capture napster on demand music songs and save music for  transferring on my cell phone.

Asked by lasleyjam 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Does anyone know how to hook this up so it can capture video?

Does anyone know how to hook this up so it can capture video? i got it out of a cell phone.

Posted by Charger_06 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

I am looking for help building a solar data capture device.

I need someone to build a device that measures sunlight level data, stores it on the device and outputs via USB. The device needs to be small (soda can size or smaller), battery powered and water proof.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

helloi want to desing a emg working prosthetic arm 1st problem is how to capture emg data.plz fing solution?

I want to desing a emg working prosthetic arm. 1st problem is how to capture emg data.(means circuit for sensor,placement of sensor) plz fing solution?

Asked by karanuna 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Spy Cam?

I have this circuit from an old $20 camera (pic sucks, I was lazy so I used my scanner lol) anyway it requires a computer to capture video (it only holds pictures without one) Is there a way to capture video from it without a computer on me? I'd love to use it as a "spy" cam.....

Posted by acer5050 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Can I use a wireless access point to capture wifi and just plug in my Laptop?

I can get Wifi in my attic but not in my room downstairs. I want to get/make something that will capture the signal so that I can either plug in my laptop using an ethernet cable. I have looked at making things like a cantenna but I can not figure out how to get the signal to my laptop from the coax cable. Can someone please help.

Asked by plumboy11 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can I capture the data from a device it's way to the display, after it has been delt with by the circuitry?

I am looking to hack a complex device, so let's start with something simple...I want to take a pulse oximeter that measures blood oxygen levels and pulse rate, and use this data with my arduino.  Is it possible to capture the data from the pins going to the display and use that? Any help would be appreciated, I don't even know where to start, except testing for voltage on pins and frying things.

Asked by anfractuosities 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Mountain & Outdoor Photography

Photography is a passion of ours! We enjoy sharing our moments we capture in the field with people who enjoy photography.   Below are a few links of our work, as well as the settings used to capture this photo. We hope you enjoy, share and comment.   500px Facebook

Posted by ridgeline16 2 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How can I send the video captured by a web cam using Microcontroller,wireless.???

I am building an All terrain bot which will be wireless controlled from a host computer. So I want to send video from the bot to the host...Can any one suggest any mechanism within a reasonable budget ????

Posted by Paramount 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago