DeckLink mini recorder suppport AmCap or Aforge?

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DeckLink mini recorder suppport AmCap or Aforge?

PostMon Feb 20, 2017 9:08 pm

Recently we bought a video card, deck link mini recorder. Everything works fine if we use BlackMagic utility.

Now we want to capture the same video in to our application, for some reason we are getting black video display during capture process.

We tried using
1. Aforge.Net SDK
2. AmCap from Microsoft

Both the software application display black video.

Could you please suggest is there any settings to be done so the video card supports DirectShow.

I need the integration to be done in .Net Application. I want it to be compatible with Directshow.

Don't want to write another application to support BlackMagic SDK.

Vijay M

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Re: DeckLink mini recorder suppport AmCap or Aforge?

PostTue Feb 25, 2020 7:32 am

I reopen this topic because I have the same problem
I am using Microsoft amCap to test the DirectShow compatibility of the acquisition cards with which I wish to work.

With the Decklink mini recorder I cannot visualize the video image.
I always get a black screen
Could anyone confirm that this card is DirectShow compatible and in this case how to use it with Amcap.
Thanks in advance

Brendan Dower

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Re: DeckLink mini recorder suppport AmCap or Aforge?

PostWed Feb 26, 2020 12:39 am

Hi Philippe,

I trust that you received my direct email regarding this.

As stated in the email, our Desktop Video devices are compatible with DirectShow, but you will need to use our SDK in order to retrieve frames from the card. We have a few sample applications in our SDK to get you started. ... d-playback
Brendan Dower
Blackmagic Design Developer Support

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