Video Capture Software Updated

Ben Bird has updated his video capture software, BTV, to version 5. BTV allows users to easily capture video from a wide range of input sources including video cards, TV cards, USB, and FireWire. BTV also allows users to view live video in a full-screen sized window. According to Mr. Bird:

Announcing BTV version 5, an update to the popular shareware video display and capture software for the Macintosh written by Ben Bird. (BTV was previously called BTV View)

BTV is an application for the Macintosh that allows you to easily view and capture video from any video input source. It works with any Macintosh compatible video input source such as video input cards, TV cards, built-in video, USB, and FireWire video sources.

Main features:

  • Works with any Macintosh compatible video input source
  • View live video in a window or full-screen
  • Capture video to disk as a standard QuickTime movie using custom compression settings
  • Capture frames of video to disk in many different file formats (PICT, JPEG, TIFF and more)
  • Save captured files to a pre-defined destination with an automatic name
  • Capture movies to several hard disks in sequence
  • Multiple monitor support: play video full screen on any monitor attached to your computer
  • Automatic monitor resolution switching
  • Channel changing on ixTV and TurboTV tuner cards
  • AppleScript support
  • Includes the macgix LiveCam AppleScript to turn BTV into a Webcam application

BTV is available for US$20. You can find more information at Mr. Birdis Web site.