AMCap got its name from the former nomenclature of DirectShow, which was called ActiveMovie.
This application offers support for video and audio sources as well and it can also work with analog TV tuners.
The most important features of AMCap include:
the still capture function; the quick video capture; compression capabilities (only in Windows Media 9 series); remembering window position, input, compression and size settings from the previous session; monitor and deinterlacing support, the always on top function; fast TV channel switching when using a tuner; full screen mode and on/off positions of caption bar and menu.
AMCap was designed with easiness of use in mind, from its intuitive and elegant interface to the fact that it automatically recognizes the plugged in recording device and it transmits the images that are being filmed immediately.
Additionally, you can produce home-made movies accompanied by sound because you can record from an audio source as well.
Other enhancements that have been added to AMCap in time are improved Windows 7 compatibility, multi-monitor support, maintenance build, new menu organization, transparent overlay movies playing in a loop, an option for playing audio streams to the overlay feature, added Color Space to Still Capture Pin properties, etc.
AMCap is a helpful and reliable application which offers substantial support for recording operations.
No matter what device you are using for input, such as webcam, camcorder, USB camera or TV tuner, you will find this program very easy to use and intuitive; AMCap is suitable for both beginners and power users.
Changes in AMCap 9.22 (Build 260.3)
Version 9.22 build 260.3 was launched in December 2014 and includes various additions which provide multiple benefits to users: enabling a time-stamped preview samples option in order to solve timestamp-related errors, enabling the trigger bistable options which allows the hardware trigger to be used in order to capture a still and pause or switch back to live previews, and automatically selecting a device upon connection option for AutoPlay support, especially for DV devices.
Furthermore, the last version of AMCap was also added an experimental Text Enahncer option, a toggleable AppBar with the main controls in full screen mode, and a rotate options to rotate preview clockwise or counterclockwise at a 90° angle. Due to the Enhanced Video Renderer support, outdated renderers can be easily removed.
Improvements include a help file, overlay control, digital zoom control, volume control, crosshair support allowing crosshair positioning, disabling screen blanking while running, and an updated stillcap.exe version, aside from various other fixes and enhancements.
It allows you to preview and record with webcam and camcorder devices at a high quality level.