B/W Camera problems W/cu-seeme/win?

Steve Loboyko (slob@mindspring.com)
Tue, 3 Jan 1995 14:58:56 -0500

Just got a Media Vision Pro Movie Studio board very cheap, which seems to
work with cu-seeme except for one big problem:

It seems to display only two shades of gray, white and kinda gray, and the
picture is unusable. Contrast works over a limited range. VfW images look
fine, albeit a bit dark at 256 palletized.

Naturally, I have done the obvious things, the vid is 160/120 256 color
palletized, my video driver is 256, and so on. I suspect the routine in
cuseeme that builds the pallette may be getting freaked out by the lack of
color input, which is strange, because it is an easy case.

This is an extreme drag, because I bought a very nice B/W camera cheap for
this purpose. I know where I can get a very nice CCD B/W cameras W/power
supply, about the size of a pack of cigarettes, in a case looking good for
$90.00.The cu-seeme version is 34b4. If possible I will bring in a color
camera and try again. If this really is a software problem, it shouldn't be
hard to fix, as a B/W palette could just be coded in!
(0,0,0,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3 or 0,0,0,64,64,64,128,128,128,192,192,192,192)

Anyone with ideas, please email me or post a reply w/comments ASAP.
Steve Loboyko
Software Engineer
cR Solutions, Incorporated


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