cam set up problem:unibrain fire-i/mac os10.6.2 64 bit 8core
July 8, 2010 | 9:43 pm
yes, hello igor,
i have the identical setup, here is a patch that i use for calibrating settings… let me know if this helps or not. i’ve also attached the fire-i documentation in case you dont have one. always orange? orange means it’s streaming, green means its on and in stand-by and ready for use. you need it to be green. if its orange, it must not be connected correctly. but try the patch, and when you do, try these steps:
1) connect the camera firewire
2) open the patch
3) open the device menu and click "iidc firewire video"
4) open the input menu and select "unibrain fire-i"
5) toggle the metro and click the open button
if this does not work, you could try to customize the patch to fit your specific camera, as we may not have identical camera models (?) ( in other words, add your camera to input menu. there is a maxhelp patch for this )
if it does work, everything is there that you would need for settings! good luck
yeah 10.6.3 is better, thats what i have as well. the fire-i picture is a progressive VGA uncompressed. this makes it a faster relay to your screen because your cpu does not have to take the time to compress each individual frame before showing it, which makes it ideal for any application that will actually process the video, such as using with jitter. ( thats one of the main reasons why i got one :) ) there is however, in the _firei patch, there is a settings message next to the open and close messages… i believe that when you adjust these settings OR the other settings inside the subpatchers, then this is capable of compressing through jitter. you can choose your codec type in the grab-to-disk subpatcher.
ive attached some more handy documents for the fire-i, in case you dont already have them.