Troi Grabber Plug-in 2.3 for FileMaker Pro 12 released
April 19th, 2012:
We just released an updated version of Troi Grabber Plug-in, our plug-in for grabbing images and movies from video devices!
What can Troi Grabber Plug-in do for you?
With Troi Grabber you can show a live video preview and let the user click to grab the current image into a container.
With the plug-in installed you can do all this from within FileMaker:
The Mac OS X version additionally can do this:
Compatible with FileMaker Pro 12
Troi Grabber Plug-in 2 was completely rewritten to be FileMaker Pro 7 native, allowing it to make use of the advanced possibilities, like multiple, self-explanatory parameters and support for Unicode.
Troi Grabber Plug-in runs natively with FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Advanced 12, but also with FileMaker Pro 10 and 11. The Mac OS X version is a Universal plug-in which runs natively on PowerPC and Intel Macs.
On the version history page you can find the complete list of changes of this and previous versions.
More powerful image grabbing technology
The 2.x version of Troi Grabber Plug-in adds a new technology for grabbing: QTKit. QTKit is the modern QuickTime framework of Mac OS X 10.4 and later. It allows more flexibility with displaying the preview in a separate window. We have added two QTkit functions which open a window for image grabbing and a window for movie recording.
Works with any QuickTime or TWAIN compatible video camera
On Mac OS X you need QuickTime version 7 or higher installed and a video input source that is compatible with QuickTime. Examples of these inputs are the built-in iSight (on MacBooks), DV camera connected to a FireWire port, the video-in port on AV Macs and several web cams.
On Windows you need a TWAIN compatible input source, like a video camera (Cam Corder), and installed TWAIN drivers for this input source.
What are the costs?
Troi Grabber is a very specialized plug-in, with a limited customer base. To be able to make the conversion viable we had to make the new version of Troi Grabber Plug-in more expensive than our other plug-ins.
Try Troi Grabber Plug-in before you buy
Troi Grabber Plug-in 2.3 is available for Mac OS X 10.5 and later, and for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and costs US$ 999 for a cross platform developer license. For more detailed price information see the Grabber Plug-in Details Page.