Re: Connectix QuickCam ($99) and Video Spigot board as video source

Charles Creutz (ccreutz@UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU)
Tue, 3 Jan 1995 18:56:27 -0500


> Q:Is it possible to use Connectix's $99 QuickCam camera as a video source
> (on the Mac versions of CU-SeeMe)?
>
> This camera uses a Mac's serial port (as such, it has a DIN 8 connector).
> The README for the Mac version of CU-SeeMe indicates that a Video Spigot
> board is necessary. However, that board only supports an RCA connector.
> As such, if it is possible to use QuickCam (with the Video Spigot card),
> I suspect that some sort of adapter cable is required.
>
> Q: Does such an adapter cable exist (or does anyone know how I can make
> such a cable)?

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I have used QuickCam on Mac II, LCIII, Centris 650, and 7100AV with no
difficulty at all. *Everything* needed comes in the box you pay $89 for -
hardware, software, cables, everything. The first time I tired in with CU-SeeMe
it worked with my having to do nothing at all.

Fantastic stuff.

Charlie Creutz
Univ. of Toledo