[AG-TECH] Osprey 100 Video Capture Card Question

Jeff Schwab jrs at purdue.edu
Thu Mar 27 19:56:51 CST 2003

	Yes, I have seen this too.  It appears to be directly cpu load
linked.  I am guessing here, but it seems to appear as "filler" where most
other video cards would leave you with un-updated artifacts.  The orange
filler just happens to be much more visually annoying.  The only work around
I have seen is to bump the priority on the video capture vic processes.  I
wrote a couple small apps to automate the process and have had much reduced
annoyance from this since.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf
Of Randy Groves
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 8:14 PM
To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Osprey 100 Video Capture Card Question

I've noticed this, too.  I'm running a Dell GX260 with a single 2.4 and an 
Osprey 210.  It doesn't happen all the time, but I haven't pegged it as to 


At 04:59 PM 3/27/2003 -0600, Allan Spale wrote:
>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.

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