[PD] Re: WebCamera Input to GEM

chris clepper cgc at humboldtblvd.com
Sun Mar 20 03:48:33 CET 2005

On Mar 19, 2005, at 4:31 PM, David McCarthy wrote:

> Hello List,
>> From anyones experience, could anyone please reccomend me a webcamera 
>> which has
> low noise at low light levels?
> I think firewire is the way to go, for example the "iBOT firewire" as 
> it is just
> a straight AVI data transfer format (no data compression at the camera 
> like
> USB1.1) (as far as I'm aware) Naturally the compression would cause a 
> problem
> in terms of noise, unless I'm mistaken.

I have an iBot for testing with GEM and it has absolutely appalling low 
light image quality.  Actually, it looks awful at any light level.  I 
recommend any other Firewire camera over that thing.

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