[AG-TECH] Video Image
olson at mcs.anl.gov
Mon Jun 18 12:23:33 CDT 2001
I have ready a version of the AG tools that should be able to remember the
They are not yet packaged as RPMs, so you will have to drop the files in by
hand. The file is
It contains three files, install-fixes, vic and ag-resource-mgr.tar.gz.
Do the following as root on the video capture computer:
Unpack the archive into a directory, and run ./install-fixes. This should
back up the versions that were there, and install the new ones. Then run
setup-config as root. You will see a number of new things in the interface,
one of which is the PAL/NTSC choice. Configure your cameras, save, then run
vrm-eventlistener as usual.
At 09:35 AM 6/14/2001 +0100, Mike Daw wrote:
>Thank-you. This worked. I have a nice image now (well, it's of me, but at
>least the quality's good!).
>I guess from what you said that I'll have to select 'PAL' each time I want
>to do a video capture. The fact that I can't find any configuration files
>(or the ability to save settings from the vic GUI) seems to confirm this.
>So - yes, please, this would be a good feature next release.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Robert Olson [mailto:olson at mcs.anl.gov]
> > Sent: 13 June 2001 15:27
> > To: Mike Daw; AG Technical Developers (E-mail)
> > Cc: Yien Kwok (E-mail)
> > Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Video Image
> > At 02:41 PM 6/13/2001 +0100, Mike Daw wrote:
> > >I have an image from my camera that is not right at all. There are 2
> > >problems:
> > >
> > >1. There is a thin monochrome strip at the top of the image
> > window (top 10%)
> > >that has the bottom of the image interweaved.
> > >2. My image started off being green. Now it's blue. I tried
> > another camera
> > >and it was black and white.
> > >
> > >Has anyone else seen this and how can I solve it? One
> > possible reason for it
> > >is that I am using the EVI-D31 camera, which operates to the
> > PAL standards.
> > >I guess the software is all written for NTSC. However, if it
> > is this, I
> > >don't know what to do about it.
> > On the capture vic, bring up the menu and see what the
> > "Signal..." dropdown
> > menu says. I suspect it may be hardcoded to NTSC; try
> > switching it to PAL.
> > This is probably another tweak we need to make to the setup
> > software, to
> > pick PAL or NTSC ...
> > --bob
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