Fw: BW vs. fps

Ross Binnie (dianaros@vianet.on.ca)
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 19:50:28 -0400


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> From: Ross Binnie <dianaros@vianet.on.ca>
> To: Robert Scoble <robert_scoble@winnov.com>
> Subject: Re: BW vs. fps
> Date: Friday, October 17, 1997 7:47 PM
>
> Robert,
>
> Thanks for the many informative posts.
>
> Perhaps you have also read my quest for a POTS based system for local
video
> onferencing. My particular interest is in the field of Home Care (Elder
> Care) where a family member and/or health care profesional would be able
to
> dial up a specfic phone number and talk to/view the person(s) at the
other
> end. The concept is one of Server /Client.
>
> I am begining to think that my quest at this time is futile. The cost and

> dificulties with training elderly individuals with digital video
> conferencing equipment far exceeds the concept. The TV Set Top Box
concept
> sounds good, but the only company I can find that is promoting this
method
> is 8x8
> <www.8x8.com>. I have been unable to find _any_ references to the 8x8
> system on the Net aside from their home page. The lack of comments in any
> forum leads me to think that the 8x8 system is going nowhere fast.
> Any coments you have would be appreciated.
>
> Ross
> <dianaros@vianet.on.ca>
>
> ---------
> > From: Robert Scoble <robert_scoble@winnov.com>
> > Newsgroups: comp.dcom.videoconf
> > Subject: Re: BW vs. fps
> > Date: Friday, October 17, 1997 2:18 PM
> >
> > <<<I see companies claiming frame rates from 4fps to 30fps.>>>
> >
> > The best answer is: "it depends."
> >
> > Each software behaves differently and each software seems to work a
> little
> > better with some video capture cards than others.
> >
> > No one can give you an accurate answer to this question. The best thing
> is
> > to try it out yourself on YOUR equipment and in YOUR conditions. DO NOT
> > believe any manufacturer (even mine). Try it for yourself.
> >
> > I know Winnov has 30-day money-back guarantees.
> >
> > I certainly am willing to do demonstrations using Microsoft's
NetMeeting
> > (and others too if you ask nicely). Just e-mail me separately.
> >
> > I know with NetMeeting no one is doing more than around 20 frames per
> second
> > (I've tried all of our competitors--Bill Gates choose our card to use
> cause
> > it is the fastest with NetMeeting).
> >
> > In general, the H.324 videophones give better performance than the
H.323
> > ones, but the H.323 ones are more convenient to use and are cheaper to
> use
> > cause you use the Internet or your LAN rather than having to dial up
your
> > partner directly.
> >
> > --
> > Robert Scoble
> > Evangelist--Winnov
> > Check out the WINNOVCAM at:
> > http://www.winnov.com/winnovcam.htm
> > Email: webmaster@winnov.com
> > Visit our web site! http://www.winnov.com
> > For NetMeeting users, visit http://www.netmeet.net
> >
> > Brent Modzelewski wrote in message <34476DC7.64CD@mitdev.com>...
> > >I am new to the DVC world. Is there a chart somewhere that correlates
> > >bandwidth, frames/second, processor speed, picture size, color depth.
> > >
> > >I have no idea on the quality of service I can expect from video
> > >conferencing. I see companies claiming frame rates from 4fps to
30fps.
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >--
> > >
> > > Brent Modzelewski
> >
> >
> >