if you have a PointGrey/Flir camera or an Atik GP Cam (which is actaully PGR/Flir), you may encounter the task manager CPU level going to 100% while SharpCap is running, even if nothing is really doing anything on your PC. This is caused by the PointGrey driver disabling the normal speed control of your CPU while software that talks to the camera is open. What's worse, sometimes the CPU can be stuck this way even after closing SharpCap.
You can disable this annoyance by editing some PGR settings in the registry. Set
EnhancedHaltStateDisable to 0 in both
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Point Grey Research, Inc
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Point Grey Research, Inc.
If your CPU is already stuck at reporting 100% load without SharpCap running then try the following two commands in a Windows command prompt :
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PowerCfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_PROCESSOR IDLEDISABLE 000 PowerCfg /SETACTIVE SCHEME_CURRENT
Note that the reading of 100% CPU usage when this issue happens is false - nothing is using all your CPU, it's just that task manager gets confused by the disabling of idle states.