computer video-recorder

Jack Campbell zapp at gate.net
Mon Dec 11 14:37:20 EST 1995


In article <ACEE7B5196682B637A at 158.152.44.50>, filter at firthcom.demon.co.uk
(Steve Firth) wrote:

> In article <30C8054C.2781E494 at radium.jussieu.fr>,
> Nicolas Cuvillier  <cuvil at radium.jussieu.fr> wrote:
> 
> >I'm currently looking for a not too expensive integrated video-computer
> >system for sientific purposes would allow :
> >- to record a video movie from a CCd camera
> >- to digitalyze one image every pre-defined time lapse from 1/25 s
> >(every image) to every minute with a time precisio of one image
> >- to treat these images with an image analysis software ( I essentially
> >eed a shape recognising system )
> 
> I would strongly suggest either a Macintosh 7500 or 8500 system. The 7500
> comes complete with S-VHS and composite input and the 8500 can also output
> video to the same standard. Both include a range of video capture and
> manipulation software and the Apple MacOS includes AppleScript which will
> control the video software. AppleScript is available in both English and
> french versions (and a huge range of other languages.)
> 
> For image analysis you can use the excellent public-domain NIH Image whioch
> has utilities for processing individual video frames and for processing
> entire movies. If you make a movie of (for example) a sequence of tomograph
> slices, NIH Image will allow you to interpolate and reslice along another
> axis.
> 
> Although the individual machines cost more than a cheap PC, the video
> hardware included as standard makes these systems very good value. The 8500
> is considerably faster than any PC available on the market and both have
> upgradeable processors to allow you to keep up with changing technology.

You should buy a PAR it will work on a PC or a AMIGA computer. It will
capture video in realtime to harddisk and play it back full screen at
30frame per sec.



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