fullscreen blackout


    Apr 20 2006 | 1:15 am
    hi,
    when I go full-screen, the projection blacks-out.
    The problem appears to be caused by using millions of colors on a
    beige G3. However, thousands of colors looks weak.
    I'm using jitter to create optical effects based on high color
    contrasts. The work is to be installed in a gallery, and I'm wanting
    to use the old G3 to run the software. I'm using os 9.1, and the
    processor is a 233mz with 384mb ram. The video processor, a ATI
    64_3DUpro has 4mb ram.
    I'm wondering where the limitations of the image lie - if I upgrade
    the vram to 6mb, will that get me millions of colors? If I install
    another graphics card? If I run os 10.2.something? Are the
    limitations of the G3 such that it seems better to cut and run?
    best,
    Bruce

    • Apr 20 2006 | 1:54 am
      On Apr 19, 2006, at 6:15 PM, Bruce mowson wrote:
      > when I go full-screen, the projection blacks-out.
      > The problem appears to be caused by using millions of colors on a
      > beige G3. However, thousands of colors looks weak.
      > I'm wondering where the limitations of the image lie - if I upgrade
      > the vram to 6mb, will that get me millions of colors?
      Probably not. You'd be better off getting a newer graphics card if
      it's supported on your HW OS version. Would recommend 32 MB VRAM
      minimum.
      Another solution may be to reduce the monitor resolution when
      toggling fullscreen on (can use jit.displays for this).
      > Are the limitations of the G3 such that it seems better to cut and
      > run?
      I'd personally upgrade to a G5, or if you can wait for Mach-O UB
      versions of your critical applications to a new intel based mac.
      You'll get probably more than 10x performance improvement over a G3
      233. Not to mention you can then perform GPU based video processing
      with Jitter 1.5.
      -Joshua