On Tue, 2 Jan 1996, Scott Laird wrote:
> I've seen a few reports from people who have downloaded my quickcam
> program (ftp://ftp.nas.com/laird/qcam-0.0.tar.gz), but I haven't
> really heard any success/failure reports -- I now understand that the
> documentation is decidedly non-optimal, but I'm not sure if the
> program works for anyone but me. I'd like to put out another release
> tonight, with some more documentation, a bit of code reorganization,
> and maybe a tcl wrapper around the thing. I'd love to know if it
> works on other systems before then. If anyone's used it, please let
> me know.
It works for me. I had no problems with the documentation.
I have a couple of image problems:
1) The first 6 pixels on the first scan line are usually very wrong. The
first 6 pixels on following scan lines are sometimes a little light.
2) At 80x60 6 bpp, every 4th pixel is darker than its neighbors. Other
resolutions are fine, likewise 4bpp is fine.
I'm guessing that 1) might be a timing problem or it might be in my camera.
I'm embarrassed to report that I'm still running Linux 1.1.59. Does anyone
else see similar problems?
My next project is to put the images on my web page. Has anyone bolted
the software together yet. I'm going to connect the camera to a couple
servos so I can do tilt and pan.