Creative Labs Video Blaster FS200 Board

Bart Kindt (
Tue, 20 Dec 1994 17:53:00 -0500

>I'm trying, so far in vain, to configure the FS200 board into my home PC.
>After trying a number of different things over the past week, including
>starting with a fresh new, barebones windows installation, config.sys,
>and autoexec.bat, I'm still unable to eliminate a problem I'm experiencing -
>In VFW preview mode, as well as through CU-SeeMe, I am getting a shimmying
>of portions of the picture. It's something like a Max Headroom effect, where
>portions of the latest scene being picked up by the camera are alternated
>back and forth for a second of two with that same portion of a previous
>scene from a few seconds ago. So, for example, If the camera is viewing
>an empty chair, and then I sit in the chair, a portion of the captured
>video will alternate back and forth very quickly for a second or two
>between the empty chair and the chair with me sitting in it. Another
>example, If I slowly open and close my mouth once, I'll get that
>max headroom mouth movement, where the video alternates between a completely
>open mouth and a completely closed mouth for a couple seconds.
>Does anynone have any ideas on what might be causing this. I think about
>the only two remaining things I haven't tried are a different input source
>(in case the camcorder is a problem, although things look just fine in
>overlay mode), and a different bus rate (e.g. - I think it's supposed to
>as close as possible to 8 Mhz ?).
>Many thanks for any info/help.
>John Faherty

Yes, I have the same problem here. Just installed a FS-200, and I
*sometimes* have this problem. The problem gets really bad when I *maximise*
the display screen. When I switch it back to standard size, the problem most
times goes away.
I have also seen the problem getting worse when I am connected to a busy
reflector, just like the system cannot cope with all the activity.

I am running a DX2/66 with a VESA Windows accel. card.
CU-Seeme version 0.34b4

Bart Kindt (ZL4FOX), Sysop, Efficient Software NZ LTD