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06-03-2009, 02:03 PM
I am asking this question for a colleague.

Is there any PV-WAVE procedure, production or otherwise, which I can use to convert TVRD frame grabs into a compressed video format? Preferably it would not write out intermediate image files and assemble them with a SPAWN call, but write them directly to the destination file via memory.

I am aware of wave\lib\user\aviwrite.pro, and have worked with it, but it results in large-megabyte files for a few dozen frames. It does not provide any compression from what I can tell. And even though there is a line of code that says:

WRITEU, avilun, 0L ; compression is non comp RGB

... changing it to any other value does not seem to affect the filesize. Any suggestions?

06-09-2009, 09:21 AM
Hi Hcrisp,
You're right... aviwrite.pro does not provide any compression. One possibility you may want to look into is using aviwrite.pro to save a .avi file and then SPAWN a conversion program to convert it into MP4 or similar format.