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Movie Files

Question asked by VRFuser on Sep 16, 1997

     You might want to look at Microsoft Camcorder.  It's available for
     downloading at their website (use the search
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Subject: Movie Files
Author:  Non-HP-stimian ( at HP-USA/o2=mimegw3
Date:    9/9/97 8:46 AM

Does anyone have experience with creating movie files on a PC.  They can be
either .AVI or QuickTime .MOV files.  I can utilize just about any popular
programming language.  (C, C++, Visual Basic, Fortran and VEE of course)
I know this is a stretch for this list server but anything is worth a shot.

The Application :
        We develop soil testing equipment.  We have a prototype of a probe that
can be pushed into the ground and sends up to the surface a video image of
the soil next to the probe.  Our need is to overlay on video image, a text
string that identifies the depth of the probe.  Very similar to the way
many video cameras will time stamp.

Analog data is recorded real time with VEE from a number of other sensors
on the probe and stored in a file with a corresponding depth and timestamp.
I can utilize this file to postprocess the video data. 

We have software that will overlay two video images, I need to be able to
create a movie file that contains the depth string as a function of time. 

Many thanks to anyone who has any suggestions.

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