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Re: Info request–Capture cards/memory conflicts

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ada…@blarg.net (Rick Adams) wrote:
>    I’m about to purchase a new system with 128MB RAM, a 9GB Micropolis
>AV drive, #9 Imagine 128 w/8MB & a P6-200 and need some advice on video
>capture cards that will work with that much memory available.
>    Three cards in particular that I’ve been looking at are the Miro
>DC1tv, the FAST Movie Machine PRO w/Motion-JPEG, and the new
>FAST Fps-60. I’ve also considered the FAST Video Machine Lite which is
>stretching the limits of my budget, but could be afforded if other less
>costly alternative don’t exist that will do the same job for me.
>    My primary use of the card will be to create CD-ROM video
>presentations using original and archival footage. A secondary use will be
>as a limited-function video editor and animation recorder (ideally working
>directly with AutoDesk 3D Studio and/or Lightwave).
>    Any feedback or pointers concerning these–or other similarly
>priced–cards would be greatly appreciated as would pointers to any web
>sites where information on this type of topic might be available.
>    Thanks in advance,
>    Rick Adams

For more info about the Fast Movie Line video capture cards, you want
to visit our website. We offer product specs, features and hands on
reviews. You will also find a DTV glossary, a getting started Q & A
plus shooting and editing tips.

It is my understanding that the P6′s work best with 32 bit
applications. For this reason you want to get the FPS60, it has Win95
32 bit capture drivers available. I am not sure about your RAM
question, but I have customers using the FPS60 with 32 megs of RAM and
no problems. 128 may be overkill, although the saying goes you can
never have to much RAM. The FPS60 lets you capture to memory, so with
that kind of RAM, you should be able to get very excellent results. I
suggest you call FAST 415-345-3400 and ask for Alan. He is the FPS60
guru there. He can help you get the ideal configuration. When you are
ready to purchase, give me a call, we are putting together a very
exciting Win95 32 bit bundle with the Fast FPS60 and Media Studio 2.5.
I haven’t finalized pricing, but it will be below $900. Media Studio
2.5 is 32 bit WIn95 software that works great. I have completely
updated my Ulead page to better show off this fantastic new software!!

http://www.cris.com/~videoguy/ulead.htm

Regards,
Gary

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Re: Q-Motion PCI = Miro DC20?

George_…@mindlink.bc.ca (George Lin) wrote:
>Has anyone done a comparison of the Q-Motion PCI and the Miro DC20 PCI?
>The specs look the same; could they be the same card?

They are not the same card. The specs seem similar because both cards
are pushing the window on the latest technology and chip sets.

The Q-Motion PCI has burst DMA, and uses the latest Zoran chip sets.
It deos not have real time video in a window, you need to use a
secondary TV monitor for viewing the video.

For more info on the Quadrant PCI, check out our website.

Regards,

Gary

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Connectix Quickcam

Is anyone aware of a retail store in the Toronto area, where I can purchase a
Connectix Quickcam?

Thanks,

Mike

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QuickCam Software/Compression

I just purchased Connectix QuickCam for Window.  It’s a B&W video
camera that plugs into your parallel port.  It comes with software for
making .AVI movies and still pictures.  It’s great for what I bought
it for, recreational use.

I’m  using it now to put some pictures on my web page, and to make
some small videos.  Later on, I really want to make some animated
movies.  I also use it with CU-SeeMe, it’s great!

The manual that came with QuickCam mentioned video compression, and
even showed a screen shot of it’s video software where an .AVI. was
being saved to disk with MS Video 1 compression.  I have saved one or
two small videos to disk, but when I click the compression button at
the save as window, there are no compression formats available to me.
The manual leads me to believe that there are several compression
formats that should be available to me…

Is anyone else using this camera?  If so, do you have any compression
formats available when you save an AVI movie?

Any help would definitley be appreciated, the last movie I made took
up almost 5mb’s, I used Winzip to compress the video….

Also, are there any third-party software programs, shareware or
otherwise that support QuickCam?

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Hi,

I have Avid Videoshop 3.0 on CDROM.  Includes Unfilled registratioin
card, Getting Started, and Reference in Acrobat form.

$75 obo.

Please email instead of leaving messages here.

Thanks,
David

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FAQs on Desktop Video Wanted!

As a VERY tenderfooted newbie to this subject, can any kind soul guide me
to a FAQ that would answer all the basic questions?  Especially one biased
towards the Mac user?  

Thanks indeed!

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Miro DC1 – Windows '95 What's The Latest????

Due to the demise of my PB Pentium I’ve had to replace it with a new and
better machine which has Windows ’95 instead of the WFW 3.11 I had in my
old one.  In WFW 3.11 I had no problems with my MIRO board and I was
purposely staying away from Widows ’95 because of a lot of terror stories
I had heard and read about.  Now I’ve got it because It’s pre-loaded.
Before I go into humongous girations of formatting my hard drive and
trying to recreate WFW 3.11 on an ATT machine from a Packard Bell recovery
disk or purchasing the whole shebang from scratch,  I’d like to ask anyone
who has a MIRO DC! running under Windows ’95 to let me know if it works
and how it works as well as any info on the status of the Windows ’95
drivers.
Thanks
Cesar
P.S. New Machine ATT 100mhz Pentium, 16MB RAM, WD Caviar 1.6 IDE drive

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SONY NP-500 BATTERIES

Anyone knowledgable about SONY NP-500 Batteries?

I’m not getting anywhere near the number of recharges, 500!, the specs
claim.

Do you have to treat them special??

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