[AG-TECH] Video Image

Robert Olson olson at mcs.anl.gov
Mon Jun 18 12:23:33 CDT 2001

Hi --

I have ready a version of the AG tools that should be able to remember the 
PAL/NTSC setting.

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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