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VFW ActiveX OCX for Webcam/CCD Camera Video Capture

ActiveID is a video capture ActiveX control that gives you the ability to take pictures for ID cards with any ordinary webcam or other capture device quickly and easily! Click here for more feature information...

This product eliminates the need to crop, resize, rotate and compress captured video stills for ID card and badge making. By setting a few simple properties of this control you have full control over the preview resolution and output of the ID picture you wish to create!


The control is compatible with most Video-for-Windows (VFW) devices, such as USB cameras (webcams) and capture cards using a CCD camera or camcorder. Click here for compatibility info...


ActiveID works smoothly in most ActiveX hosting environments, such as Visual Basic, Microsoft Office (VBA), Visual C++, Borland C++, Delphi and FoxPro.   VB ActiveID Example Code

Pictures are taken in 3 easy steps:

1 Select the VFW device you wish to use. (0-9) If only one is installed simply choose 0.
2 Set the height and width in pixels (through code) you want the picture to be.
3 When what you see in the preview is what you want call the SaveBMP or SaveJPEG methods to instantly grab the frame you want and save it to disk to a specified file name.
Simple To Use

Only 1 Line of Code Starts Preview! 

ctlActID.PreviewStart 0

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Rotate Preview Image

Rotate preview image to get extra high resolution image from Webcam.

Change 1 Property



Flips Right 


Flips Left 



Only 1 Line of Code Starts Preview! 

ctlActID.PreviewStart 0

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Download Evaluation

The evaluation version has the following limitations:

Captured images are modified with a single horizontal line in the middle of the frame.

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