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Frame Rate

The frame rate is particularly important as this dictates the speed your AVI will play at once saved, the speed of the playback during webcam editing, it also impacts on the broadcasting features and if you wish to Record from Broadcast.

Higher fps means faster playback speed. The fps you set for playback is also the same fps used for saving to AVI. So if your AVI videos are playing too slow, try increasing this number and saving again. As a rough guide most web cams are slow to update, Yahoo messenger only broadcast at about 1 or 2 fps, skype between 4 and 6 fps; so playing back recorded webcams at a speed higher than this will result in speeding up the playback.

The frame rate is shown as {number}fps and in the screenshot below you can see that the current frame rate is set at 7fps (7 Frames Per Second).

This means that in Playback (which the example uses) the capture will be shown
in the preview window at 7 frames per second

 

Frame Rate settings from the Capture tab
The current Frame rate is displayed just below the progress meter from the Capture tab

you can Adjust the frame rate from the Capture tab via the the slider:
half a fps is the minimum capture speed available and 25fps is the maximum
click on the current frame rate (number) and hold
now drag the slider:
up
(to increase the rate)
or down (to decrease the speed)



if you wish to set the newly selected frame rate as the default setting right click to set

The default fps setting is shown by the purple markers (default is the fps setting when you open a new webcam for playback) you can set this default to a new value by right click the fps text.

you can also access and adjust the Playback frame rate from the Playback menu...

Here the default is shown with a tick mark and the current selection is grayed out. To set the default first select the new fps value and then click the 'Set Current Rate (grayed out) as Default (ticked)' menu option.

Frame Rate settings from the Broadcast tab
The current frame rate is available on the Broadcast tab just below the Blank and Screen Capture selection settings. Broadcast frame rate determines how frequently your webcam's image is updated. You could set the highest frame rate possible but because most web cam chat programs only actually transmit and receive at a very low frame rate, the additional frames that StickerCam generates are lost and never seen. For live webcam this is not a problem (except for the unnecessary increased CPU usage) But for image slideshow you would want each image to be received. As a general rule most webcam programs will operate under 5fps some as low as 1fps (depends on your internet connection speed and your computers processor speed)

You can Adjust the frame rate from the Broadcast tab via the the slider:
half a fps is the minimum speed available and 15fps is the maximum
click on the current frame rate (number) and hold,
now drag the slider:
up
(to increase the rate)
or down (to decrease the speed)



if you wish to set the newly selected frame rate as the default setting right click to set

For playing back AVI video files, it's important to note that most video's have a frame rate of around 15-30fps. This is much higher than any webcam software can broadcast. Setting the broadcast frame rate to 15fps is simply a waste of your CPU as only a fraction of the frames generated will actually be transmitted. StickerCam solves this problem and saves your processing power for more useful tasks by setting a low broadcast fps to match your webcam and simply skipping frames in your AVI playback to match the original playback speed. Of course you can still specify that all frames are broadcast (video will appear in slow motion).

Settings
Keyboard Shortcuts Settings on / off
Frame Rate Quality of Capture / Broadcast
Privacy Guard Alarm (motion detection) Plugin
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