Re: cameras

Jason Williams (
Tue, 19 May 1998 02:31:51 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 18 May 1998, Andrew Vander Molen wrote:
> 1) In the past the connectix VC was NOT recommended by some people.
> Why? and was this for both the USB and parallel version?

Either the USB or parallel port version. I've just heard of
incompatibilities with Grayscale. Also, the picture quality was horrible
and required tons of light to look half-way decent. I don't own one
though so I can't speak from experience.

> 2) What is the next step up in hardware and software from the Connectix
> Color and Cuseeme ?

I would say something like the Panasonic Eggcam (capture card and camera
combo). Then there's the lower end capture cards (Winnov, Hauppage, the
other Brooktree-based chipset cards). Then there's the higher end capture
cards (Miro? I dunno..seen some for $500+)

I'm rather partial to the Winnov Videum AV that I'm using now :) It blows
the Quickcam away...and is also tons better than the STB PCI tv/cap card I
have on the same system.

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