[AG-TECH] Solving PAL <> NTSC with VIC
renambot at cs.vu.nl
Fri Sep 6 11:12:15 CDT 2002
Ok, I spent my afternoon, tracking the same problem, since
I was reconfiguring our node. I was sure there was an option
for selecting the video mode, and couldn't find it either
anymore. So I downloaded the Java sources, and there's
code (a combo-box) to select that, with default to NTSC.
But the sources, from the CVS tree do not compile
(tried with jdk 1.2 and 1.4, after installing them!)
since it's setup from Windows. Then, I remembered that
I updated the AG RPMs. After an uninstallation of AG software,
and new installation from the old CD (AG July 2001).
And then, "voila", the old "setup-config" tool with
selection of the videomode !
BTW, anyone using VIC on WindowsXP ? The "autoplace"
option seems to recognize only the first card (2 outputs), and
not the whole desktop (4 outputs). It's was fine under Win2000.
] -----Original Message-----
] From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
] [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Justin Binns
] Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 17:13
] To: Bart Kerver
] Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
] Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Solving PAL <> NTSC with VIC
] I'm working with the RPMs available for RedHat 7.x. In
] /usr/local/ag/lib/video-config, there's an entry for each camera as
] <capture_card bandwidth="800" device="v4l- BT878(Hauppauge
] (bt878)) /dev/video1" enabled="true" encoding="h261"
] frame_rate="25" input="Composite1" number="0" purpose="MAIN"
] quality="75" video_mode="NTSC"></capture_card>
] As this line is dynamically generated from the 'setup-config'
] stuff (as I understand it), yours may or may not have the
] video_mode="NTSC" part, but you could probably add a
] 'video_mode="PAL"' portion - honestly, I'm not certain (and
] it's hard to test, because we of course don't have PAL
] sources ;-). If that doesn't work, I'm not sure what else to
] try, though I'm sure someone's solved this problem -
] hopefully one of the other European nodes can provide some insight?
] On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Bart Kerver wrote:
] > Justin
] > > There should be a file 'video-config' somewhere in
] > > It's an XML description of the configuration for the
] various video
] > > feeds. In there is where 'NTSC' is specified, and it
] *should* be as
] > > easy as changing 'NTSC' to 'PAL'.
] > What version of the software are you using?
] > There is no such parameter in the /lib/video-config file.
] > If you look at the DTD (/usr/local/ag/apps/vrm/config.dtd) that
] > belongs
] > to this XML file, a setting for NTSC/PAL is no part of it.
] > Even adding this by hand doesn't work.
] > Any other clues?
] > Regards,
] > Bart
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