Color or B&W Quick Cam

Thomas E. Amato (
Wed, 28 May 1997 11:23:47 -0700 (PDT)


This is my personal opinion, but I feel that color is not a good choice.
In all the times that I have seen a color picture on a reflector, either
the video was very pixelized (blocky), or the user had to freeze their
screen to get a decent picture. Of course on your local video, I'm sure
the color looks fine. On a direct connection, also, the color does an ok
job, but not as good as the B/W for sharpness.

Color cam owners.. tell me i'm wrong.. if i'm wrong.



In my experiance with Enhanced Cuseeme 2.1.1 and Beta 3, if the
sender is using MJPEG codec (NOT WHITEPINE), the color is
EXCELLENT and better than the b&w. The user just needs to set
his quaility to 15%-20% to fit within the bandwidth.

I don't have a QuickCAM, but a compresstion board to process my
video, I frequently get compliments on its clarity; your milage
may very. Some of the factoring MAY BE related to my 200mhz cpu
- I'm not sure.

The users I regularly meet up with have the Color QuickCAM and
Color QuickCAM 2 and the quality is useually quite impressive for
28.8 multi-conference connection when you consider the bandwidth.