Two Computer Video setup…
Looking for a bit of advice.
I have a PBG4 1.67 and a Tibook 867MHz, an Isight, and a Canopus advc
I am doing a live video performance, and I was wondering what some
suggested configurations of these would be, to get the best quality
output. What I am currently planning on is…
PBG4 1.67 running my main OpenGL patch, with the ADVC device attached
as an input device. Then on my tibook, I have the isight going in,
and then routing the composite video out and into the advc on the
PBG4. Seems to make sense.
Any suggestions? I also plan on having a few devices attached for control…
like a PS2 controller, and probably an Xsession, for virtual mixing.
I am open for any ideas, as I want to make this setup as efficient as possible.
thats what I would suggest.
If you want to remove latency, you might look at a DFG 1394, which
brings in uncompressed video via firewire, and removes the ~ 7 frame
latency that most ADC~ DV capture devices impose (as well as the CPU
overhead of decompressing the DV Stream). Just a thought :)
v a d e //
WOW, thats a pricy little box.
A bit to rich for my blood, to resolve only a 7ms lag.
I wouldnt get it for audio, so I wont get it for video.
But thanks for the advice!
Any other thoughts?
7 frames is a lot more than 7 milliseconds.
1 frame is typically 1 30th of a second, or 33.333 milliseconds. 7
frames is 233.33 milliseconds, which is .. enough to loose
syncopation imo. It also resolves decompression issues, it frees up
your CPU from decoding the incoming stream.
v a d e //
ah, I read your message wrong. yes, 7 frames is a lot, but for the
application Im using it for, its not a problem.
But thanks for clarifying. now that device seems like a worthwhile piece.