[AG-TECH] Quality of video in vic from Videum boards

Randy Groves randy.groves at boeing.com
Tue Apr 6 17:06:22 CDT 2004

I have to say that I'm not real impressed with the quality of the video 
that I see in the vic that is captured from a Winnov 1000 VO.  I also seem 
to remember thinking the same thing when I first saw the output in the vic 
that came from a Winnov 4400.  I just installed one in a machine that also 
has two Osprey 100 cards, and the difference is quite apparent.   The video 
in the vics from the Ospreys is clean and not pixelated at all.  The video 
from the vic that is coming from the Videum is quite pixelated.

Is this just a basic problem?  Or is there a configuration that I'm not 
getting right?  Am I correct in thinking that the video output format from 
the card is significant to vic?  And if so, what is the optimum setting for 
this?  I've played with all that the Videum exposes (with VidCap32), but it 
doesn't seem to make much difference.  Leave aside the fact that the 
configuration tools for the Videum cards don't seem to have the same set of 
option tweaking capability that VidCap32 has, for instance.  And since 
there doesn't seem to be a way to modify these, you are left with making 
registry hacks.

I thought that Winnov was supposed to have superior Windows drivers, but so 
far I'm not that impressed.


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