Cheapest Video board for the PC?

Robert D. Beal (beal@mickey-csdl.jsc.nasa.gov)
Fri, 7 Oct 1994 12:35:31 -0400


Well, I'm hooked! I've only been lurking for a few days now and I've
already decided that this is the coolest thing going. I think I have just
about every thing I need to participate (a fast PC, a fast Internet
connection, a Video camera) all I'm missing is a video capture board. I
realize the Windows Help file specifically mentions two capture boards (both
sold by Creative Labs) but flipping through PC Magazine I notice that one of
the Editor's Choice video capture boards (MediaVision Pro MovieStudio) from
the April 26th issue was being sold by Midwest Computer Works for $189.
This seemed amazingly cheap to me (especially for an editor's choice board)
so I called to verify the price, and sure enough, it's $189. I also called
MediaVision to make sure it would support the 8 bit palletized format and
Video for Windows, and they said it did. So, I have two questions,

1. Will this board REALLY work with CU-SeeMe, or do I need to get one of
the Creative Labs boards? (when the help file mentioned that the Intel
Indeo didn't work, it made me a little nervous)

2. Is this the cheapest video capture board for the PC that will work with
CU-SeeMe?

Thanks for any help.

Oh, one more thing, if this has been discussed before, I apologize for
bringing it up again. I'm new to all of this.

Thanks,

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