The cameras set their gain on a frame-by-frame basis, and seem perfectly happy to make big, disturbing changes from frame to frame, as they try to guess how bright the image is. There’s no tripod thread, just a hole that a split pin pops into. You can use rechargeable nickel-cadmium NiCd or nickel metal hydride NiMH cells in the Aiptek cameras as well; if you get good rechargeables, they ought to last about as well as carbon-zinc cells. The Aiptek cameras are perfect examples. If you’re not making movies, images are saved as plain 24 bit BMPs. Add a separate microphone connected to the appropriate input on your sound card and you can record talkie video clips, properly use videophone-ish software like NetMeeting, and so on.
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December 27th, The circular distortion artefacts in this Palm Cam image click for the aiptdk size version are typical. You can use rechargeable nickel-cadmium NiCd or nickel metal hydride NiMH cells in the Aiptek cameras as well; if you get good rechargeables, they ought to last about as well as carbon-zinc cells.
The cameras set their gain on a frame-by-frame basis, and seem perfectly happy to make big, disturbing changes from frame to frame, as they try to guess how bright the image is.
That or-so frame per second rate seems to be the only capture frame rate the Aiptek cameras support in untethered mode, so I’m not sure where the quite lengthy video clip capacity figures Aiptek quote come from.
It’s not rubbishmind you – I’ve seen much worse image quality from webcams. Get a basic 35mm camera and save up for a scanner, or find a place that’ll put your pictures on Photo CD. Apart from the shape, the only real difference between the Pen and Palm cameras is the USB connection.
This isn’t too bad a result, by webcam standards, but it’s hardly suitable for publication.
They’re not for everyone, but they might be for you. The stats for the 2Mb models are less exciting. In video mode, you just hold the shutter button down and listen to a string of beeps as the camera grabs frames in a burst. Home Site map Contact Us.
This resolution at 30 frames per second is a standard videoconferencing video mode, but palmcaj webcams, including the Palm Cam, can’t actually capture that high a frame rate. pamcam
The cameras can grab video because their built-in compression is fast enough that they can dump about 14 frames per second into their memory. Image quality The field of view of both cameras is a generous 54 degrees – not really wide angle, but good enough for indoor pictures without bumping into walls as you try to fit everything in.
You could buy about 20 Palm Cams for the price of the CL this shot is massively scaled down ; it’s here to show you what the target actually looks like. Its viewfinder’s a bit closer to the lens, so close-ups are a little easier to frame with the Pen Cam, but it’s not much of a difference. Web hosting kindly provided by SecureWebs.
With a quick level adjust and a bit more saturation, the above picture looks like this:. Home Site map Contact Us Search: Compressed QCIF video is small enough to be transferred over a modem link, and the Aipteks can do 20 frames per second in this mode.
Cheap webcams tend to deliver washed-out images and have lousy low light sensitivity. For this money, you don’t get no-power-needed Flash RAM storage. This full-size QCIF shot that’s all you get at this resolution!
And they’re not much more expensive than tethered cameras with similar image quality. We used Avast Antivirus to check the file. Give Dan some money! You tell the Manager what frame rate you want the AVI to have, from 1 to 15 frames per second; set it to one frame per second and you’ve got an 80 second video in QCIF mode, but it’s not a very exciting one. There’s no tripod thread, just a hole that a split pin pops into. Download DriverUpdaterPro to get the most current drivers for your computer.
Aiptek Palm Cam Trio and Pen Cam Trio
If you want to have the latest versions of device drivers installed in your system, use a special program that will check for driver updates on a daily basis. The software bundle’s surprisingly good, for such cheap cameras.
Here’s the Hoberman sphere again, now lit only by the W bulb in the middle of the room:. Alkaline AAAs have a capacity of maybe to milliamp-hours mAhso they should be good for hours of standby time – 25 days.
They do still sell this little onethough! And the video clip mode might be silent and brief, but being able to make a forward or reverse video with a click of the mouse is still likely to amuse the small ones for quite a while.