FAQ: Video Capture Boards for Windows CU-SEEMe (Long)

Albert Foo (albert@more.net)
Fri, 04 Jan 1980 23:27:03 -0600


Folks, here's my latest list of video capture boards that work with
CU-SEEMe for Windows. Thanks to those to posted and replied by emails.
If you have tested a board that work with CU-SEEme and it's not on this
list, please email me with your information. I'll try to periodically post
this information.

The List is divided in four sections:

1. List of Video Capture Boards that work with CU-SEEMe
2. List of Video Capture Boards that DOES NOT work with CU-SEEme
3. List of Untested Boards
4. List of Video Board Manufacturers contact addresses.

1. List of Video Capture Boards that work with CU-SEEMe for Windows.
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Product: Video Spigot (Discontinue)
Confirmed by: Rich Kennerly <rbk1@cornell.edu>
Made by: Creative Labs
List Price: - unknown -
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Product: Video Blaster FS200
Confirmed by: Bennett Frankel <drbf@cais.cais.com>
Made by: Creative Labs
List Price: 349.46 at Computer City.
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Product: Video Blaster SE100 (new model supposingly to replace FS200)
Confirmed by: Gary <ACCSYS@cais.cais.com>
Made by: Creative Labs
Software incl:Aldus Photostyler, HSD Digital Morph, and Aymetrix Digital
Video Producer
List Price: $225.00
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Product: ComputerEyes RT
Confirmed by: Rich Kennerly <rbk1@cornell.edu>
Made by: Digital Vision
List Price: $399
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Product: miroVideo DC1 TV
Confirmed by: scr@advge.magwien.gv.at (Erich Schlosser)
Made by: miro Computer Products
List Price: $899
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Product: Reveal tv300
Confirmed by: jnguyen@wwa.com (Jack Nguyen), byron@in.net (Byron Thomason)
arvell@bilbo.pic.net (arvell)
Made by: Reveal (1-800-473-8325)
List Price: $219-$275
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Product: Orchid Vidiola Pro/D
Confirmed by: JPickle@aol.com
Made by: Orchid Technology
List Price: $599.54 at Computer City (MSRP: $699)
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Product: Win/TV Cinema/TV-Celebrity/TV-HighQ
Confirmed by: dreblow@alf.cns.muskingum.edu, albert@more.net
Made by: Hauppauge Computer Works
List Price: Cinema - $349, Celebrity - $449, HighQ - $499
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Product: Pro Movie Studio/Spectrum
Confirmed by: arvell@bilbo.pic.net (arvell hairston)
Made by: MediaVision
Problems: The drivers that came with the card produce "inverse video" in
CU-SEEme. Latest news info is that MediaVision
will no longer be supporting their video board product line.
However, there is an email campaign to urge MediaVision to
continue their support especially making new drivers to support
CuSeeMe. Email to Jim Patton at techmain@mediavis.com, and tell
him, you would to like see ProMovie Studio/Spectrum work with
Cu-SeeMe.

List Price: $99 for PM Studio and $59 for PM Spectrum from Surplus
Software (1-800-753-7877).

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2. List of Video Capture boards that does NOT work with CU-SEEme

Product: Intel Smart Video Recorder Pro
Confirmed by: jasontm@mindspring.com (J. T. Montgomery)
Made by: Intel Corp.
Problems: - unknown -
List Price: $449 at Computer City (MSRP: $570)
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Product: Video Blaster RT300
Confirmed by: Rich Kennerly <rbk1@cornell.edu>
Made by: Creative Labs
Problems: - unknown -
List Price: $499.95
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Product: SNAPplus VL
Confirmed by: Dan Andersson <dana@me.chalmers.se>
Made by: Cardinal Technologies
List Price: $695
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3. List of untested Video Capture Boards for Windows available in the market.

Product Company MSRP
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WatchIT! Pro New Media Graphics $595.00
Reveal VC500 Reveal - unknown -
Video Blaster MP400 Creative Labs - unknown -
WaveWatcher TV-II Aztech International $429
Megamotion Alpha Systems Lab $1095
Video Basic ATI Technologies $249
Video-It! ATI Technologies $499
Video Galaxy Gamma Aztech Labs $199
VideoStar Pro Diamond Multimedia Systems $529
ComputerEyes/VLB Digital Vision $499
Movie Machine Pro Fast Electronic U.S. $999
Picture Perfect Pro In-Motion $699
MovieMan Logitech $299
Marvel II Matrox $795
Marvel Matrox $995
Vidiola Orchid Technology $399
Maxmedia VR UMAX Technologies $299
Maxmedia MR Pro UMAX Technologies $699
Captivator VideoLogic $349
VideoPacker Plus VIC Hi-Tech Corp $375

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4. List of Video Boards Manufacturers

AITech International
47971 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
510-226-8960
Product: WaveWatcher TV-II

Alpha Systems Labs Inc.
2361 McGaw Ave.
Irvine, CA 92714
800-576-4275
Product: MegaMotion

ATI Technologies
33 Commerce Valley Dr. East
Thornhill, Ontario L3T 7N6
Canada
905-882-2600
Product: Video Basic, Video-IT!

Aztech Labs Inc.
46707 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
800-886-8859
Product: Video Galaxy Gamma

Cardinal Technologies
1827 Freedom Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-293-3000
Product: SNAPplus VL

Creative Labs
1901 McCarthy Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035
800-998-5227
Product: Video Blaster FS200, RT300, MP400

Diamond Multimedia Systems
1130 E. Arques Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
408-736-2000
Product: VideoStar Pro

Digital Vision
270 Bridge St,
Dedham, MA 02026
800-346-0090
Product: Computer Eyes/RT, /VLB

FAST Electronic U.S.
One Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065
415-802-0772
Product: Movie Machine Pro

Hauppauge Computer Works
91 Cabot Ct.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
800-443-1600
Product: Win/TV Cinema, Celebrity and HighQ

In-Motion Technologies Inc.
1940 Colony St.
Mountain View, CA 94043
415-968-6363
Product: Picture Perfect Pro

Intel Corporation
2200 Mission College Blvd.
P.O. Box 58119
Santa Clara, CA 95052-8119
800-538-3373
Product: Intel Smart Video Recorder Pro

Logitech Inc.
6505 Kaiser Dr.
Fremont, CA 94555
800-231-7717
Product: MovieMan

Matrox Graphics Inc.
1055 St. Regis Blvd,
Dorval, Quebec H9P 2T4
Canada.
800-361-1408
Product: Marvel, Marvel II

miro Computer Products
955 Commercial St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
800-249-6476
Product: miroVIDEO DCI TV

Orchid Technology
45365 Northport Loop West
Fremont, CA 94538
800-767-2443
Product: Vidiola, Vidiola Pro/D

UMAX Technology
3353 Gateway Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
800-562-0311
Product: Maxmedia VR, MR Pro

VideoLogic Inc.
245 First St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
800-578-5644
Product: Captivator

VIC Hi-Tech Corp.
2221 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 237
El Segundo, CA 90245
310-643-5193
Product: VideoPacker Plus

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Albert Foo (albert@more.net)
Missouri Research and Education Network
University of Missouri - Columbia