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Old 02-08-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Exclamation Webcam video seemingly works but output is aweful

This was taken with xawtv. The video it shows during use is sort of normal - no weirdness except for the fact that it seems to be zoomed in and there is no way to fix that that I know of.

I have no idea how to fix this problem. I'd like to snap pics and take video but obviously something isn't right somewhere.

If anyone has any ideas or tips please let me know.

Thank you,
Old 02-09-2008, 10:30 AM   #2
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I regret that I am unable to help directly and fear that removing your zero reply status may do you more harm than good. that said, I observe that the picture is in black and white and that there are three images. To me this indicates that the image is comprised of the output of the three sensor channels - red, green and blue, but with no knowledge of what to do with them. Similar independent views of an image might be observed in paintshop or similar programs if you look at the various channels.

I hope that this insight has been of some use to you and that someone with a bit more knowledge stops by with something of more direct use to you. It might not be a bad idea to read up a bit about ImageMagick which may give you further insight - albeit with a lot of digging with no guarantees. Good luck, I'm sure that most of us have problems with webcam interfacing one way or another.
Old 02-09-2008, 11:08 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply. That does make sense. I wonder why webcams have been so (hard?) to implement into modules or auto-configuration. They have been around (I think) just as long as linux has. I wouldn't think the technologies have changed all that much since they came out.


I'll keep searching for answers. :-)



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