[AG-TECH] Osprey 100 Video Capture Card Question

Deb Agarwal DAAgarwal at lbl.gov
Thu Mar 27 17:39:14 CST 2003


In the old days, this behavior was caused by the CPU being busy and
thus a few more network packets being dropped.  THis then results
in momentary or sometimes longer holes in the video stream.  You
likely will also get similar problems in the audio at these times.

just my guess.
Deb Agarwal

Allan Spale wrote:
> Hello,
> I am running a single Pentium 4 2.2 GHz PC with two Osprey 100 video
> capture cards using the AG PIG software.  The Osprey cards usually seem to
> work fine, but every so often I notice that one or both of the video
> streams in VIC (but not usually at the same time) have some "noise" that
> momentarily appears.  This noise consists of either orange squares, an
> orange line (really, a bunch of orange squares in a row), or completely
> fills with orange for just a second and then it disappears.  It seems to
> be related to whether I am doing something a bit more CPU intensive at the
> time such as dragging or resizing windows. 
> After doing some brief testing, the problem does not seem to be related to
> the camera or the cable.  I wanted to get some other opinions just to make
> sure there was not something wrong with the capture card or something
> strange with the driver.
> Thanks.
> Allan
> EVL at UIC
> node-op

Deb Agarwal                          e-mail:DAAgarwal at lbl.gov
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