Shooting penspinning video on mac in 30fps
When I first started shooting videos of penspinning combos 1, I was told to use this piece of software called amcap. EVERY SINGLE penspinners in Korea use this software, and it didn’t cause problem much since Windows is dominant in Korea, especially among teenagers.
Until, I came in.
Since Amcap doesn’t work on MacOS2, I had to find another way to shoot the video.
First try, QuickTime: didn’t work. Too choppy, like 10fps.
Second try, Amcap with WineHQ. Amcap needed additional library/dll etc. lacked in macOS, or OSX.
So I had 2 options; a video capturing application that shoots video in 30fps on macOS, or an application that tunes my webcam settings.
So I ended up finding application that tunes my webcam settings, and here’s what I found.
- Mac mini(2012 late), running macOS sierra 10.12.6
- logitech pro 9000 buy on amazon
- QuickTime 10.4
- Webcam Settings buy on Mac App Store, $7.99
Once you install and run the application, this application give you plenty of options to modify your camera settings. Here’s screenshot of setting I use.
This way you can shoot video 30fps on your macOS.
p.s. Another benefit of using this method: you save a lot of space. The size of video rarely exceeds 200MB. With Amcap method, it exceeds 1GB with only 5 minutes of video, and it required additional video conversion process, since it save video in mAVI format.