Mac PPC 7500 WOES

Criss (criss@metro.net)
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 22:56:03 -0700


Hello all,

I've been following this list for a couple of months, but this is the first
time I've written. I have been unable to get ECU to work with the built-in
video on my AV Mac.

Here are the details: Mac PPC 7500/100, built-in video, system 7.5.3, 16
megs RAM, Enhanced CU 2.0, FreePPP 2.5, Open Transport 1.1, 28.8 modem.

When I use ECU with my B&W QuickCam it works just fine. When I try to use
the built-in video with a color camcorder or VCR, nothing happens. ECU
recognizes that I have built-in video, but when I select that option for
digitizer, I get no picture. I have a small local window with no video in
it. The video preview window (seen in the digitizer and codec dialogue
boxes) shows a totally screwed up random pattern of pixels.

I know both my camcorder and VCR connected to the built-in video port are
working just fine. QuickTime Conferencing works perfectly with my current
setup, and Apple Video Player recognizes my VCR and camcorder perfectly.
It seems the *only* program which cannot recognize my built-in video is ECU!

I know ECU is using my built-in video, because Apple Video Player cannot
access it while ECU is using it. I normally have it set for NTSC and
composite, but I have tried all the other options to no avail. I have even
changed the monitor resolution and bit depth to all possible combinations,
but it doesn't help.

Can anybody help? I'm tired of only sending B&W images.

Yours truly,

Criss Sargent