Re: Capture card Vs parallel port

Bernard Matthews (
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 12:38:25 -0400

Hi Chan,

I'd be more concerned about conflicts on the parallel port, as
so many devices can be plugged in there. I have a scanner, zip
drive, and printer on my LPT1. My video is from the USR (now 3com)
BigPicture video kit, which includes a capture card.

Your mileage may vary.

----- bernard

At 09:55 PM 6/23/98 +0800, Chan Ka-sing wrote:
>Dear Members,
>Hello, members. I'm a new member, also a new learner of the CU-SeeMe
>technology. I am a teacher educator, who wants to promote the use of IT for
>education. Before I can do so in this technology, I think I need some basic
>understanding about CU-SeeMe. My first question is :
>Which is better, according to your experience,
>(1) A capture card plus a video output device, or
>(2) A video output device without a capture card, such as Connecticus. Plug
>at the parallel port.
>Some friends told me that teh first option may lead to conflict between the
>display card and capture card.
>Can any members share your preference and experience ? I wonder which option
>is teh most favourite. I hope members can show their preferences, so that
>all other members know the general pattern of choice.
> KS Chan CBiol MIBiol Areas of interest:
> Curriculum development
> World Wide Web and science education
> Biology education