The Helix DNA Producer is a multi-format media-encoding engine for creating streaming broadcasts, on-demand streaming content, and downloadable audio video files. It supports RealAudio, RealVideo, and Ogg Vorbis, and includes many input and output filters, variable bitrate encoding support, option for two-pass encoding, audio gain control, and Firewire support.
Remote Capture for Canon PowerShot cameras is a tool for controlling Canon PowerShot cameras. It has been tested with the following Canon PowerShot cameras: S50, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A510, A520, G6, S400, S410, and S500. The main advantage of Capture compared to gPhoto is that the consecutive shots are taken without the camera lenses being closed and opened again. When taking several thousand shots in a row, this indeed lets the camera live longer. If you do not need this feature, gPhoto is sufficient.
bttvgrab is a program for grabbing video sequences using a bt848-based frame grabber card (e.g. Hauppauge WinTV, Miro PCTV...). The goal of bttvgrab is to provide high-quality grabbing suitable for video recording. Currently, this is accomplished by trying hard not to leave out a single frame, and to catch temproary delays by buffering several frames. In the future, synchronized sound will be part of it. Then you can create mpeg movies using mpeg2enc, the output files will be prepared for that, so that the conversion can be done by a simple shell script.
exiftags parses a JPEG file looking for Exif (Exchangeable Image File) data, formatting, and printing image properties. Digital cameras typically add Exif data to the image files they produce containing information about the camera and digitized image. exiftags includes support for some camera manufacturer-specific properties.