Re: Poor color on Quick Cam

Joseph M. Izen (joe@utdallas.edu)
Sat, 24 Aug 1996 13:33:48 -0600


Gene,
According to a friend of mine who worked on the team developing the CCD
light detector for the Color QuickCam at TI, the color performance is
intrinsic to the CCD's design. Basically, alternate pixels on a large CCD
array have different color filters in front of them. This is how the color
image is generated. These are not narrow band filters but a compromise
material that can be used as an intrinsic part of the ccd. As a result, we
have an inexpensive and rather clever device, but the color is not going to
be as vibrant as some of us might hope for. It would be interesting for
people on the list to compare notes to see what lighting conditions work
best.

-Joe Izen