Re: video clips

by "Paul Rudolf" <paul(at)>

 Date:  Wed, 22 Sep 1999 20:14:54 -0700
 To:  "Martie Healy" <martie(at)>,
  todo: View Thread, Original
If you or a friend has a video capture card, the type that comes with many
"WebCams", you may be able to feed the video from your VCR or CamCorder to
create an .avi file.

CompUSA has been advertising some inexpensive "Camera Packs" (WebCam Kit)
for as little as $89.00.  Be careful as not all kits include a "capture

I have experimented with both the "Intel Create 'n Share" and "US Robotics"
Web Cams a while ago.  The file size gets quite large, very quickly, and you
will probably want to look at some other methods of compression.

If you're looking for an inexpensive way to accomplish this, purchasing the
WebCam kit may prove to be useful.  Of course, a professional job would
probably be of much better quality.


-----Original Message-----
From: Martie Healy <martie(at)>
To: hwg-basics(at) <hwg-basics(at)>
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 7:35 AM
Subject: video clips

>This may not be the appropriate list for this question - if so, could
>someone please point me to the appropriate one?
>I have a new client who runs a video production company (equestrian
>videos). They want a website which will include 5 or 6 video clips of
>their work. I envision links to files that could be viewed with
>RealPlayer (since visitors can download it for free). However, I haven't
>a clue as to how to convert raw video into files that RealPlayer can
>use. I don't even know how to ask the client for a specific format (?)
>for the video in the first place.
>Can anyone point me in the right direction? Either to EASY software
>(probably not feasible) or to a company that does this sort of thing or
>can any of you do this?
>Thanks so much for your help!!!
>ps. you may email me privately - martie(at) - as I get the digest
>version of this list. Thanks!

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