Video from microscope to Mac

john haynie haynie at uno.cc.geneseo.edu
Wed Jun 5 11:16:35 EST 1996


Peter,

I tried out an application called QuickSnap which does exactly what 
you require.  I include the README from that application.  Although 
it refers to a QuickCam, I found that it would work with any camera 
attached to the video port of an AV board.  

I wasn't able to get into the utoronto server to check if the 
application is still there.  You might try archie.

Here is the README.

Hope this helps.

QuickSnap 0.9.5

A cool application for your connectix quickcam !
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QuickSnap is a time-lapse and still image photography application 
for use with a Connectix QuickCam. It can save
images directly as JPEG's files and also features automatic exposure 
with spot metering. This means you can make time-lapse movies of 
flowers opening under real world lighting conditions !!!

New Features 0.9:

	€ New windowing structure allows multiple photo's.
	€ The viewfinder window does not need to be foremost.
	€ You can copy picture to the desk scrap from the viewfinder.
	€ Can grab pictures while in the background !
	€ Time Stamping option

New Features 0.9.5:

	€ Much Better Movie Recording Options
	€ If you Quit while recording the Movie will be saved.
	€ Single Frame Recording.

QuickSnap is shareware. If you use this program, the fee is 
US$25.00.  You will receive a registration code which will turn on 
various cool features like "JPEG comments" and Pausing & Single 
Frame Recording of Time Lapse Movies. Oh yeah, it will also 
customise the application. Send the registration fee to
Tim Molteno,
P.O. Box 1220, 
Princeton, 
NJ 08542-1220
U.S.A.
Hey, if you really can't afford it, just send me a postcard, or 
email me a JPEG as an attachment to a
"thank you for writing this software" note 
(tim at jurgen.physics.utoronto.ca).

The latest version and updates, information e.t.c. are available 
from the world wide web site 
"http://jurgen.physics.utoronto.ca:8080/~tim/Perspicuity.htmd/TXT.ht
ml"

System Requirements.
Connectix QuickCam (installed)
System 7.1 or later.
68020 or higher processor.
QuickTime 2.0 & Multimedia Tuner

The multimedia tuner is available from ftp.support.apple.com and 
makes things work heaps better.
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I used Metrowerks Codewarrior 5 to write this application on a 
Powerbook Duo 4/200 with RamDoubler
and I used Infinity Windoid 2.6 for the Info window WDEF routines.

QuickSnap is copyright © Tim Molteno 1994-95. All rights reserved.




Peter Kulmburg wrote:
> 
> Dear collegues,
> 
> I am using videoshop 3.0.2.D on a power PC 7500 with sytem D1-7.5.2. to
> take shots of my cells when moving towards a cytokine source.
> Unfortunately, the cells migrate very slowly and I would like to take a
> photo only every minute or so.
>        However, I am not able to do slow motion movies below 1 picture per
> second. If I try it, the program cancels with error #4. To run it proper
> again I have to discharge the preferences in the system folder. The apple
> dealer and the avid-hotline were unable to help me. Is there anybody who
> has a solution for this problem or knows a program suitable for my
> experiments?
> 
> Thank you for your help         Peter
> 
> Peter KULMBURG        at home  Tel./Fax:+49 761 80 84 39
> at work:    Tel.: +49 761 270/7208 or 7207        Fax: /7217

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