[AG-TECH] Wide-angle camera

Osland, CD (Chris) C.D.Osland at rl.ac.uk
Tue Jun 11 04:25:49 CDT 2002

Definitely a good idea, IMHO.  I'm thinking of putting a couple of
fixed (no remote pan, tilt, focus, zoom) cameras with wide angle
lens (nearly fish-eye) at each end of our room.  The one above the
videowall will show the whole audience, so node ops can arrange
closer-up views in correct order and see the overall picture if
required.  The one behind the audience will give an overall view
of what's on our videowall - this has been invaluable in many
situations, not least with shared visualizations (Iris Explorer,
etc..) when VNC gets you a high quality picture there slowly and
video gets you a lower quality picture there almost immediately.

My reason for thinking of fixed cameras is that it's already a
pain having 4 remote-controlled cameras on 3 channels - having 6
on 3 channels would be even worse.  I'm going to investigate
CameraLink cameras in case they happen to solve the problem.


Chris Osland

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-----Original Message-----
From: Darin Oman [mailto:darin at ucar.edu]
Sent: 10 June 2002 22:56
To: ag-tech at accessgrid.org
Subject: [AG-TECH] Wide-angle camera


We are entertaining the idea of placing a camera, possibly with a 
wide-angle lens at the center of our AG room to get a nice, full view of 
the audience. Does anybody have any experience and/or thoughts as far as 
what type of camera we should purchase or even if this is a good idea?

Darin Oman

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