Re: unsupported video capture setting

Jason Williams (
Thu, 4 Dec 1997 01:20:26 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 3 Dec 1997, Robert Hsiung wrote:
> >I downloaded the pgm. Upon launching the exe file, I rec'd the following
> >message: "unsupported video capture setting". I'm using the connectix
> >quickcam VC which attaches into the computer via the USB port. Any
> >suggestions on the video callibration or whatever?

I'd like to know the answer to this as well...I have a friend who has the
Quickcam BC as well...when she tried to use the B&W mode in CU 2.1.2, she
got an error "Can't capture in 4 or 8-bit mode" or something like that.
The solution was to send in color. She upgraded (or downgraded depending
on your viewpoint) to Enhanced CU 3.1 preview 21...and was able to send in
B&W. Maybe have something to do with ActiveX? I don't know...I find it
hard to believe Connectix no longer supports the grayscale modes of the
past. Perhaps they don't though..and Connectix needs to be reminded that
people DO need grayscale support.

It reminds me of when the Color Quickcam for the PC came out...It lacked
support for 8-bit color and ANY grayscale formats.

--    * Jason Williams -- Austin, Tx.  |     |       * University of Texas at Austin  | ___ |         * BS Computer Science             \_|_/
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