Re: CU-SEEME-L digest 486

jefohmes@tyrell.net
Fri, 14 Jul 1995 15:00:59 -0500


>
>Connectix makes the Quickcam. It's available from almost all mailorder
>houses including MacWarehouse. $99.95 + 3.00 for overnight. Availability
>is good. I just ordered a third one.
>
>Hope that helps.
>
>
>Brett C. Harvey, EDP Network Specialist, Community Education
>Saint Paul Public Schools, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
>http://www.district.stpaul.k12.mn.us/
>
>Brett C. Harvey, President, The Adventure Zone Paintball
>Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
>

I got a fax from Connectix with some specks on the QuickCam For Windows (PC
Version). Paraphrased from the fax.

Uses a CCD to capture a 6-bit grayscale video and still images.
Works through a parallel port (LPT1, LPT2 or LPT3). 3.6mm lens with a 65
degree field of view. Focus if fixed from 18' to infinity. Frame rates
are up to 15 per second for a 160 X 120 pixel image (may be limited by the
performance of your PC). Still images can be captured up to 320 X 240, or
about a quarter of a standard VGA monitor. Exposure under normal office
lighting is 1/60th of a second and brightness controls are available.
Power is taken from the port. (good for portables!)
Windows based movie recorder and editor and still picture capture
utility. Has an After Dark (TM) compatible video screen saver module and
Microsoft Video for Windows is included. 386, 486, Pentium PC or
Equivalent. Works with Windows 3.1 or 3.11 (Currently will not work on
Win95 but that may soon change). 4 MB RAM required. And of course a sound
card (example, SoundBlaster (TM)) is needed for audio in movies.

Thats the info I got. Hope you dont mind me passing it on. I just checked
on Monday and they're still quoteing an August shipment date.

Jeffrey Ohmes
jefohmes@tyrell.net
Programmer/Analyst
Kansas City MO Police Dept