Re: Video Boards (fwd)

Fred Salerno (salernof@gate.net)
Sun, 20 Aug 1995 20:48:06 -0400 (EDT)


I run it on a Pent 90 and I experience no delays either.

The only problem is recording AVI files with compression, like Indeo.
It records and then spends minutes re-compressing on the hard drive.

Luckily, with win95, it does it in the background.

On Sun, 20 Aug 1995, Len Bayles wrote:

> Hi:
>
> I also use a Cpativator. I have a 486 - 80 with 8 meg of
> ram and I seem to have none of the delays you speek of. My mouse
> is very responsive. I think that I would check your setup..
>
> len
>
> > >
> > >> Hey all,
> > >>
> > >> What is the cheapest video board I can get that will work with cusm?
> > >> Any suggestions/thoughts appreciated.
> > >>
> >
> > The Captivator board is *the* cheapest video capture board for the PC- for
> > the moment anyway. Unfortunately it's the cheapest in every sense of the
> > word. When this board is active, my PC (a P75) slows to a crawl. The
> > keyboard and mouse go unresponsive for several seconds at a time. This is
> > actually a whole lot worse than it sounds, believe me. I have used other
> > boards that do not have this problem, so I must assume it is one of the
> > reasons it is priced so cheap. Unless you are on a very tight budget, you'd
> > be much better off going with some other capture board, or waiting a few
> > more weeks for the QuickCam to be released.
> >
> >
> > -Pete
> >
> > --------------------------------------------------------------
> > Pete Clements Linux and Amiga enthusiast
> > petec@atc.ameritel.net www.ameritel.net/~petec/welcome.html
> > --------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
>