View Full Version : Develop time using IC versus DirectShow

July 21, 2004, 11:42:19
I'm an experienced C++ developer but totally new to DirectShow programming. I want to make an application that displays live video from the DFG/SV1 framegrabber in a window with an overlay to draw my own graphics over the live video.

Can you make a rough estimation of the develop time difference when using DirectShow and, on the other hand, the Imaging Control C++ library?

Stefan Geissler
July 22, 2004, 07:26:05

This is a very good question. I think with direct DirectShow programming you would need a month to show a live video and display some information on it.

With IC Imaging Control it should be two till three hours (inclusive installation). There is a matching C++ sample that does exactly what you want.

You may download the trial version of IC Imaging Control at http://www.imagingcontrol.com/ic/downloads/trial/