Re: Choice of quickcam

On Thu, 19 Jun 1997, Jean-Yves Simon wrote:

> Hi,
> Thanks a lot for all the answers.
> >   The same thing - there are drivers for both, and a lot of them support
> > both cameras (including my qcread). The real differences:
> > 
> > 1. B&W camera has one resolution (a bit more than 320x240) and two bit
> > depth modes (4 and 6). Color camera has two resolutions (>320x240 RGB and
> > pseudo-640x480 that really is 320x240 RG/GB pixels) and only one bit depth
> > in uncompressed mode.
> > 
> > 2. Color camera has VIDEC compression that also probably uses lower color
> > depth, although since Connectix didn't release any libraries or
> > documentation, it's unsupported.
> I don't understand here, you are saying it's unsupported but in the first
> lines of your message, you said that both cameras are supported. Does it
> mean you can activate compression when you want ?

  Uncompressed modes work with color camera, and compressed one can be
turned on, but there is no way to process the data received in compressed
mode -- no uncompression library.


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