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.
It seems to be working correct, but my output AVI is unwatchable, completely wrong. While creating the output, the framerate drops and I have no idea what to do about this. Also the layout is very user unfriendly, it's hard to find any relevant options.