[AG-TECH] A video problem

Christoph Willing chris at vislab.usyd.edu.au
Tue Jun 25 00:48:12 CDT 2002


It may be that the ANL version of vic doesn't look for this script by
default (as the UCL vic does). You can test this by running vic from the
command line with the "-u" option:
	vic -u /home/ag/.vic.tcl
(use any multicast group address you like). What should happen is that
the window in which the vic settings are made will open automatically
and the desired setting will be applied (according to contents of the
script) and then the settings window will close, leaving just the normal
vic window running with the correct settings.

If it works when run with the -u option and won't work without it, then
we can assume the ANL version has been changed to look elsewhere for a
startup script. If it doesn't work either way then we'll have to think

BTW, since you are concerned with running in PAL vs NTSC, I am assuming
you are referring to the vic running on the video capture machine. If
that is so, then I'm also assuming you're running a Linux version of
vic? I'm almost certain this method won't work with the Windows version
of vic.


On Mon, 2002-06-24 at 19:08, kevin dong wrote:
> hi Christoph,
>   I have completed the total configrations on the computers and configure the vic software with the .vic.tcl file you offered. But to my surprise, the output video I see is still in NTSC model though the menu window appears that the input signal is pal. So I must choice the pal mode manually. Do you know what the problem is?
>   Thank you for you help.
> kevin
> ======= 2002-06-12 10:08:00 you wrote:=======
> >Kevin,
> >
> >Below is a script that we use to initialise preferred settings for our
> >vic sessions. It should be named ".vic.tcl" and placed in the user's
> >home directory (we have a generic access grid user login named "ag" so
> >this script becomes /home/ag/.vic.tcl). You should change the script to
> >reflect the exact settings you require.
> >
> >Note that we used a vic which we compiled ourselves from the UCL source
> >code (version 4.2.4) but I presume that this technique will work with
> >the "official" ANL version too.
> >
> >chris
> >
> >On Tue, 2002-06-11 at 15:26, kevin dong wrote:
> >>    Every time when I open the video capture, the signal type in the video infomation box is set to NTSC ,not PAL. How can I initialize the signal type to PAL??
> >>    Looking forward to any help. 
> >> 

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