Do you need quick capture and encoding capabilities for video on your desktop? VirtualDub is a free, Open Source solution specifically designed for that purpose. VirtualDub might lack the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video in return. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters.
Build 35390 (1.10.3, experimental): [December 27, 2012] [features added] * Added option to control whether edits on the timeline are applied to audio. * Capture: Added support for screen capture via DXGI Output Duplication in Windows 8. * Capture: Added support for Core Audio loopback capture in the screen capture driver on Windows Vista and later. * Script: Improved error reporting for script errors during job execution. * UI: Added option for confirmation on exit. * UI: Program is now marked as high-DPI aware. * UI: Added /topmost flag. * AVI: Add .vpy extension to AVIFile path. * AVI: AVIFile mode path now allows Unicode filenames. * Filters: Convert format filter can now target Rec. 709 and full-range YCbCr formats. * GIF: Animated GIF exporter now uses subrects and adaptive local color table sizes. [bugs fixed] * Grayscale/Y8_FR video displays properly with GDI and DirectDraw display back-ends again. * Fixed the main data chunk size in WAVE64 files being 24 bytes too small. * Fixed garbled status message with /F flag on x64 build. * Fixed scanline alignment on V210 format to 128 bytes. * Capture: Fixed regression in the bandwidth indicator from increase in frame rate precision. * Capture: Fixed crash in DirectShow mode when selecting an audio device that has been removed. * Filters: Fixed garbage initial value for format convert audio filter. * Filters: Fixed crash in ELA modes of the bob doubler. * Filters: Fixed degree sign in rotate2 and HSV filter blurbs on non-English systems. * Filters: Fixed inverted images with field swap and deinterlace filters with RGB24 input. * GIF: Clear codes are now forced when the LZW table fills up to work around buggy decoders. * Script: Lifted some line length limitations in script handling.