Re: snappy

Greg Neumarke (gneumar@popmail.mcs.net)
Fri, 14 Jul 1995 11:29:23 +0000


> Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 13:29:02 -0500
> Reply-to: x47red@oasis.novia.net
> From: x47red@oasis.novia.net (x47red)
> To: <CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu>
> Subject: snappy

> to all:
>
> im having problems locating a cheap video in
> device for my p.c. i dont know what to do. I've
> heard that the quick cam will be coming out next
> month for p.c.'s, but its only b/w, and i dont
> want to wait (im not using it just for cuseeme,
> so it DOES have to be in color). however, i've
> also heard of something called "snappy" by
> Play Incorporated...it works the same as the
> quick cam, but it takes 16 million color stills
> from any video device. so my question is: has
> anyone heard if the snappy works with cuseeme,
> or does anyone have any first hand knowledge if
> it does or not?
>
> i would just buy a normal video board or tv card,
> but i only have one slot left, and i need a video
> card to run them.
>
> thanks for any response you guys give me.

The snappy is an excellent still-image grabber. It can even produce a
higher resolution picture than the original source by oversampling
the image and interpolating. But it is not a real-time video
solution, so it wouldn't work for CU-SeeMe.

-Greg