Installation stability using iSight with jitter, mac OSX

    May 12 2006 | 2:24 am
    > I'm considering doing an istallation that would run for several months
    > using jitter with an apple iSight on a Mac (G4 or G5). Does anyone have any
    > experiences, good or bad, running an iSight with jitter over very long
    > periods?

    • May 12 2006 | 4:28 am
      light changes. program accordingly. don't rely on automatic light
      settings. tweak your iidc settings. lots of work but worth it.
    • May 12 2006 | 10:04 am
      about two years ago i had pretty bad experiences: jit.qt.grab would
      after a couple of days or hours lose its connection and it would keep
      on outputting the last frame it grabbed. My workaround was to check for
      identical frames (jit.change) and to close and reopen the connection
      after a number of identical frames in a row were detected.
      Not very clean though...
      Also I had a hard time of keeping max/msp/jitter up continuously: it
      would crash once in a while, which also seemed related to jit.qt.grab:
      if i removed it the rest of the patch was very stable ( and I've never
      had problems running other jitter patches without jit.qt.grab for long
      Please note these experiences were with jitter 1.2.x, with an iSight
      with the then current firmware: I imagine things will have improved in
      the current jitter versions, but I advise you to check these things..
      also this was only my personal experience, perhaps there's hundreds of
      people on this list who did very similar things without any problems (i
      can imagine)..
      Joost Rekveld
      "The mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible"
      (Oscar Wilde)