High resolution webcameras


    Mar 12 2007 | 6:29 pm
    Hi all.
    Has anyone ever used a high resolution webcam (Greater than 640*480).
    Specifically I'm looking at the DFK 31AF03 from the Imaging Source (1024*768).
    Would this be too much for a mac mini to handle (particularly when compositing with an even larger matrix)?
    Any reports on using anything of this nature, particularly regarding performance, would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
    ~scott

    • Mar 13 2007 | 9:07 am
      Hi Scott,
      i use a DFK 31AF03 ( http://www.theimagingsource.com/en/products/cameras/firewire_color/dfk31af03/overview/ ) on a macmini PPC 1.4Ghz for a long duration (> 1 year) time-lapse movie project (so i grab one picture every 30 seconds...);
      when i received this camera, i did some quick test and it seems to grab at 15fps or even 30fps, but i don't think you could do any heavy compositing with 1024x768 matrix on such a machine (maybe on a macmini intel this would be better); the camera is not the problem, the cpu is the problem.
      best,
      >Hi all. > >Has anyone ever used a high resolution webcam (Greater than 640*480). > >Specifically I'm looking at the DFK 31AF03 from the Imaging Source (1024*768). > >Would this be too much for a mac mini to handle (particularly when >compositing with an even larger matrix)? > >Any reports on using anything of this nature, particularly regarding >performance, would be greatly appreciated. > >Thanks. > >~scott
      -- Yves Bernard yb@imal.org asbl iMAL vzw rue d'Alost straat 7 1000 Bruxelles/Brussel tel 32 2 213 37 10
    • Mar 13 2007 | 1:31 pm
      Thanks for confirming my suspicions Yves.
      ~s On 3/13/07, Yves Bernard wrote: > Hi Scott, > > i use a DFK 31AF03 ( > http://www.theimagingsource.com/en/products/cameras/firewire_color/dfk31af03/overview/ > ) > on a macmini PPC 1.4Ghz for a long duration (> 1 year) time-lapse > movie project (so i grab one picture every 30 seconds...); > > when i received this camera, i did some quick test and it seems to > grab at 15fps or even 30fps, but i don't think you could do any heavy > compositing with 1024x768 matrix on such a machine (maybe on a > macmini intel this would be better); the camera is not the problem, > the cpu is the problem.