Video editing

Being a bit of a movie and TV buff, as well as a computer enthusiast (which is my PC term for "geek"), I dabble a bit in video editing. If you like this kind of stuff, you have no doubt downloaded a copy of Avery Lee's excellent (and, astonishingly, !free!) video processing utility VirtualDub. If you haven't, go get it now!

VirtualDub allows for the use of plug-in filters. I've written a couple of them and I thought I'd share them with the world. Try filters from the menu on the left and download them if you're interested. The source code to most of the filters is included. They're a bit messy and not very well commented, so be warned! To recompile the sources, you'll need the VirtualDub filter SDK, which you can find in the same place as the main program.

And finally, you'll find links to other pages related to video editing at the bottom.


VirtualDub is on my list of most useful programs ever. A big thank-you to Avery Lee for making this program and for making it available for free. If you're into video editing, you want this! You can also download the VirtualDub filter SDK here, necessary for compiling the filter source code.

Jim Casaburi, independently from my own efforts, wrote two noise reduction filters based on similar principles to the ones employed in SNR and DNR. His filters are slower, but offer more options.

Huffyuv, is a high-speed lossless video codec written by Ben Rudiak Gould. I use it for all my captures.

Bt8xx WDM Video Acquisition Driver is an Open Source project to create a video capture driver for boards based on the common Brooktree Bt848/849/878/879 chipsets. For me, capturing video under Windows ME, 2000 and XP was almost impossible until I tried this driver.