[AG-TECH] AGDeviceControl, testing and recommended cameras

David McNabb mcnabb at umd.edu
Wed Feb 15 07:23:30 CST 2006

Daisy-chaining Canon VC-C4s works just fine, but you can't mix Sony and 
Canon in the same chain.  Either something in the VISCA standard is not be 
followed exactly by one or both, or as we suspect, they just don't like each 

  --David McNabb

---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 13:35:14 +1100
>From: Paul Warren <u3292467 at anu.edu.au>  
>Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] AGDeviceControl, testing and recommended cameras  
>To: Fabrizio.Berdondini at prototipo.it
>Cc: agTech <ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov>
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>Fabrizio.Berdondini at prototipo.it wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I tried to install (I think successfully) the AGDeviceControl, core and
>> service, on a Windows XP machine with AGtk 2.4. Could someone tell me if
>> there is a publicly accessible node on which I could test this
>> functionality (I still don't have a PTZ camera, and the "ANU Huxley"
>> node suggested on some tutorial I found over the internet seems to have
>> moved), and if there is a list of "recommended" PTZ cameras to use with it?
>> As always thank you very much for your help and support.
>> Faber B.
>The huxley node is the one to look at, but it may be in a strange venue,
>I no longer have much to do with that side of it, but it's usually
>parked in the Asia Pacific Acceess Grid lobby.
>My recommendation is for the Sony EV series of PTZ cameras, the serial
>protocol (Called the VISCA protocol) for them is well documented, and
>hence works well with AGDeviceControl, the Canon VC-C4's aren't bad
>either, but the docs for them aren't nearly as good, so things like
>daisychaining them don't work to well.
>Note: AGDeviceControl is no longer being actively developed, if more
>bugs/feature-requests/rants appear on the trac site
>(http://trac.agcentral.org/AGDeviceControl ) there may be more work done.
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>Paul Warren
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