Live Broadcasting SDK, Video Streaming SDK ActiveX | VideoCap Live SDK ActiveX
VideoCap Live SDK ActiveX

VideoCap Live SDK ActiveX 7.0

Platform : Windows 9X, XP, Vista, Window 7, Windows 8

For Windows Developers who need to video capture and Live broadcasting to Wowza Media Server or Adobe Media Server, Windows Media Players. Support broadcast one camera or 4 cameras in same time.

Key Features

  • Broadcasting live audio and video content to Wowza Media Server or Adobe Media Server. You can broadcast one camera or 4 cameras from anything, including WebCam, Screen Screen Capture, Capture Card. 
  • Broadcasting live audio and video content to Windows Media Player, Windows Phone or Windows Media server. You can broadcast one camera or 4 cameras from anything, including WebCam, Screen Screen Capture, Capture Card. 
  • 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.(need purchased our Virtual Screen Capture Plugin). 
  • Control max connections clients when broadcasting WMV.
  • Support adjust video resolution, video bitrate, audio bitrate, key frame, frame rate, quality when broadcasting. Do not need use wmv profile file.
  • Users can view your content with Microsoft Windows Media Player on desktop computer, web page, and windows phone.
  • View live video from anywhere. User can view your live video from web page(insert media player control into web page)
  • Connects to a publishing point on a Windows Media server.
  • Add Picture in Picture effect or video mixing effect, Video Capture mixing image file or mixing two Video Capture devices, Alpha blending (transparency) support for each video capture device/image.
  • Support add moving effects, zoom in, zoom out effect at specific time on specific picture when using Picture in Picture effect.
  • Support add Rotate, InvertColor, GrayScale, Hue, Lightness effect on a video stream.
  • Motion Detection for specific region and custom define Motion Sensitivity (need purchased our Motion Detection Plugin).
  • Support apply Distoring Mirror, Twins, Mosaic special effect to entire screen or selected video portions. (need purchased our Video Fx Plugin).
  • Support drawing freehand line, circle, rectangle, Bucket Fill, Erase and Zoom the video. (need purchased our Video Painter Plugin).
  • Support add over 190 beautiful frame on video (need purchased our Video Frame Plugin).
  • Draw Multi images, texts on a video stream in same time.
  • Draw overlay bitmap on a video stream or save to video file. User define transparent color, alpha value.
  • Support dual display feature, the video will display full screen in monitor 2.
  • Preview Video stream and snapshot From IP Camera.
  • Support add Rotate, InvertColor, GrayScale effect on a video stream.
  • Capture Video from capture card, tv tuner, dv cam, dvd player to AVI or WMV 9, WMV8 file format.
  • Rotate, Invert the video.
  • Draw Multi images, texts on video in same time.
  • Draw overlay bitmap on live video or save to video file. User define transparent color, alpha value.
  • Capture Video stream From IP Camera.
  • Frame grabber to memory or clipboard.
  • Refresh audio pin when audio device changed.
  • Detecting insert or remove USB device.
  • Support TV, FM Radio, AM Radio, Digital Satellite Service TV Tuner.
  • Adjustment display area, e.g. full screen or user define size.
  • Draw overlay time stamp (18 different date formats) on live video or save to video file.
  • Draw multi-line overlay text on live video or save to video file and provide over 50 different text styles.
  • SnapShot Bitmap , JPEG  from TV Tuner Cards, Web Cam , Capture Cards.
  • SnapShot in Memory (HBITMAP, Picture Box) from TV Tuner Cards, Web Cam , Capture Cards.
  • Support user deinfe WMV Profile. You can configure streams to use Window Media Video 9 Codec, VBR and CBR bitrates, uncompressed audio or video stream, Video Size, Buffer Size, Frame rate, etc.
  • Almost support all capture cards.
  • User define font name/size/color on overlay text/time stamp.
  • Dynamic change overlay properties (e.g font size/color).
  • Single frame and image sequence capture.
  • Video Compressor setting including DivX, XVid, WMV.
  • Programmatically control Video Standard (Pal and NTSC).
  • Camera Control from selected video source (e.g Brightness, Contrast).
  • Real Time Video Preview.
  • WDM Streaming Device Selection and Setting.
  • Video/Audio Capturing.
  • Compatible with any programming language that supports ActiveX (ASP, Access, Visual C , Visual Basic , Visual Foxpro, Delphi, .Net, etc.)
  • Royalty free distribution of the OCX file.

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Pricing & Purchase

Single Developer license USD 380
Single Developer license Plus Video Painter plugin USD 480
Single Developer license Plus Face Detection Fx plugin USD 400
Single Developer license Plus Motion Detection plugin USD 450
Single Developer license Plus Video Frame plugin USD 480
Single Developer license Plus Virtual Screen Capture plugin USD 480
Single Developer license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame plugin USD 550
Single Developer license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter plugin USD 750
Single Developer license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter,Motion Detection plugin USD 880
Single Developer license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter,Motion Detection, Virtual Screen Capture plugin USD 1080
Team Developer License USD 600
Team Developer License Plus Face Detection Fx plugin USD 1050
Team Developer License Plus Video Painter plugin USD 1250
Team Developer License Plus Motion Detection plugin USD 1150
Team Developer License Plus Video Frame plugin USD 1250
Team Developer License Plus Virtual Screen Capture plugin USD 1250
Team Developer License Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame plugin USD 1480
Team Developer License Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter plugin USD 1780
Team Developer License Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter,Motion Detection plugin USD 1980
Team Developer License Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter,Motion Detection, Virtual Screen Capture plugin USD 2180
Site Wide license USD 900
Site Wide license Plus Face Detection Fx plugin USD 1350
Site Wide license Plus Video Painter plugin USD 1650
Site Wide license Plus Motion Detection plugin USD 1580
Site Wide license Plus Video Frame plugin USD 1650
Site Wide license Plus Virtual Screen Capture plugin USD 1650
Site Wide license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame plugin USD 1920
Site Wide license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter plugin USD 2380
Site Wide license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter,Motion Detection plugin USD 2880
Site Wide license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter,Motion Detection, Virtual Screen Capture plugin USD 3280
Single Server license USD 400
Single Server license Plus Face Detection Fx plugin USD 850
Single Server license Plus Video Painter plugin USD 1150
Single Server license Plus Motion Detection plugin USD 1020
Single Server license Plus Video Frame plugin USD 1150
Single Server license Plus Virtual Screen Capture plugin USD 1150
Single Server license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame plugin USD 1320
Single Server license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter plugin USD 1650
Single Server license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter,Motion Detection plugin USD 1850
Single Server license Plus Face Detection Fx,Video Frame,Video Painter,Motion Detection, Virtual Screen Capture plugin USD 2050

What's New

Version 7.0 (9 December 2015 released)

  • added support use RTMP broadcasting to Wowza Media Server or Adobe Media Server.
  • Support RTMP broadcasting one camera or 4 camera in same time.
  • 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 properties are not displaying in design mode issue.
  • 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.
  • fixed cannot save to wmv file issue.
  • added VB6 , VB.NET 2010, C# 2010 Broadcast RTMP, PicinPicVideoCapture4CamRTMP samples.
  • updated VB6, VC camera control samples.
  • updated VB6, VB.NET 2010 VirtualScreen samples.
  • added BroadcastType, RTMPAudioBitrate,  RTMPH264Profile,  RTMPVideoQuality,  RTMPAudioSamples, RTMPVideoBitrate, RTMPUrl properties.
  • added VirtualScreenCursorFile, VirtualScreenShowSystemCursor,  VirtualScreenRightClickColor,  VirtualScreenLeftClickColor, VirtualScreenHighlightColor, VirtualScreenCaptureFullScreen methods.

Version 6.0 (18 September 2014 released)

  • redesigned the broadcast engine. It can change the video resolution, video bitrate, audio bitrate, key frame, frame rate, quality when broadcasting. In old version delay time will about 20 second, now only about 8 second. It does not need wmv profile file. It does not need livestream.exe
  • added support split files when broadcasting.
  • added windows phone broadcast client sample. The user can use windows phone received the stream.
  • fixed access IP camera issue.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • updated VC , C#, VB6 broadcast, broadcastclient samples


Version 5.0 (12 December 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
  • 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.
  • updated all samples.


Version 4.1 (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.
  • fixed capture wmv file issue.


Version 4.0 (10 Oct 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 unload method.
  • added PIPChangePos, PIPAddImage, PIPAddVideoDevice, PIPInitDisplayArea, PIPAddPIPEffect, PIPStart, PIPStop methods.
  • 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.
  • added c# 2010, vb.net 2010 samples.
  • updated all samples.


Version 3.0 (30 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.
  • 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 2.0 (01 April 2006)

  • added Monitor connected clients feature.
  • 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.

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