cgc at humboldtblvd.com
Fri Feb 20 17:51:10 CET 2004
On Feb 20, 2004, at 4:49 AM, Achim Wollscheid wrote:
> hi list...
> still fighting with pix-video... (not really successfully... tried
> with Win 2000 and XP with different video cards on different computers
> - the render window just does not want to display a decent picture...
> ) Is there any info about system requirements (meaning video/TV card
> and/or Win version?
The first thing that comes to mind is how does your video capture
device work in other programs? If other apps don't give a satisfactory
picture then it's most likely a driver issue or perhaps even faulty
hardware. Otherwise, if only GEM is giving poor results then pix_video
is either using the video API incorrectly or just using the wrong one
to begin with. Can you post a screenshot of the video you are getting
right now and also the patch?
In my limited Windows video capture experience, I found that XP has the
most drivers available now for consumer level cards. Which device are
you using? Most boards actually use one of a few available chips to do
the digitizing and the drivers for the common ones are definitely out
there for XP.
The video device driver also has to link into a Windows API, and the
current CVS version of GEM has a Microsoft DirectShow compatible
pix_video which should support a wide range of devices. Here's a build
that should have this object included:
> Also - which pd version is recommended?
0.37 is what most everyone is using now, and it works pretty well with
> Any help/support/comment is much appreciated...
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