Re: [W] Quickcam cap rate.

Andrew J Stevens (
Sat, 20 Jan 1996 19:25:11 +1100 (EST)

On Wed, 17 Jan 1996, John R. Haggis wrote:

> At 01:23 PM 1/11/96 +1100, you wrote:
> >I have a PC version, and almost any movement is blurry. I tried most of
> ...
> >How do your results compare to this.. When capturing an AVI in a fairly
> >well lit room, I was averaging between 80 and 90 percent of my frames
> >being dropped???? Is this right or expected? The AVIs are nothing
> ...
> I have the PC QuickCam on a Toshiba T400 75MHz Pentium laptop and it seems
> to run OK at about 10 frames per second with a 120x160 window. I don't have
> stats on dropped frames although it looked like it was doing at least 5 fps
> if not 10. Where did you get your stats on dropped frames? I have just two
> things to say about it:
Drpped frames stats are stated when recording an AVI with Quickmovie
(comes with the Quickcam)

> 1. Ya don't buy a parallel-port QuickCam to make seamless movies.

I know.

> 2. It depends on a lot of stuff, none of which you've told us yet:
> - CPU speed and cache
pentium 100, 256k cache
> - Bus architecture (ISA, VLB, PCI, MC, EISA)
> - OS type (W31, WFWG311, W95, god forbid OS/2)
> - Amount of memory (affects disk paging)
> - Disk cache type and size
> - Disk doubling? Memory doubling?
> - Network running?
> - Application used to record the movie
> - Display system
16bit (highcolor), trident 1mb PCI
> - Other software/drivers running
no other software running, no distinguishable fancy drivers.