AQCVid: Omnilink Corp.'s NEW Amiga interface for use with the QuickCam

August 17, 1996.

Welcome to a whole new ballgame!

Omnilink Corporation is pleased and proud to announce their first foray into Amiga(TM) hardware development with the AQCVid(TM). A unique hardware and software solution which allows Amiga users to enjoy the benefits of the popular PC/Mac QuickCam(TM).

For those of you who are not familiar with the hardware specifications of the QuickCam, here are a few:

A more recent QuickCam model has been introduced, which has 640x480 as one of its resolutions, with 24bit colour. AQCVid support is tentatively planned for this model, adding an even greater quality to an already impressive roster of applications.

AQCVid is currently supporting the PC/Windows version of the greyscale QuickCam, with a Mac version also tentatively planned for the near future. This will allow Amiga users greater flexibility in their hardware configurations.

It is important to note that the AQCVid software allows both 4 and 6 bit (16 and 64 colour greyscale) in the animations, unlike the 4-bit-only for PC animations.

This development will allow all Amiga users a new field of applications for both amateur and professional use.

Here are some of the possible applications:

  1. Photography in several file formats (JPEG, IFF, Datatypes, etc.) for desktop publishing, games, multi-media, Internet(homepages, etc.), image processing, family digital picture albums, conferencing, etc.
  2. ANIM and CDXL format animations (from live action) for use in games, multi-media, Internet(homepages(AVI, MPEG), etc.), video (image processing), family digital video albums, conferencing, etc.
  3. Whatever else Omnilink, 3rd party developers and Amiga users can dream up.

The AQCVid is designed to work with all ECS/AGA Amigas, and includes CyberGraphX support. File formats currently include IFF, ANIM5, and ANIM7. CDXL (animation w/sound) is tentatively planned for a future release.

Users also have the option of time lapse with exposure control. Internet users have an overwrite previous file function, useful for realtime 'net video updates.

An ARexx Commodity is also supplied to allow for control of the QuickCam by other external applications.

16bit audio sampling/playback support is also tentatively planned for 16 bit Amiga audio expansion cards.

As new Amiga models come into being, Omnilink is committed to maintain AQCVid compatibility with these hardware advancements.

We hope this will show the Amiga community and the personal computing community of the world, Omnilink Corporation's dedication to the best personal computer on the planet, the AMIGA.

Developers who would be interested in supporting the AQCVid for their software and hardware Amiga applications, as well as interested Amiga users, may contact us through our Omnilink homepage at "http://www.olnk.com/". Our homepage may also be reached through the Amiga Web Directory at "http://www.cucug.org/amiga.html" and The Viking's Home Page at "http://www.freenet.edmonton.ab.ca/~viking/".

More information about the QuickCam and other Connectix products, can be found in the Connectix home page at "http://www.connectix.com".

NOTE:

QuickCam is a registered trademark of Connectix.

AQCVid is a registered trademark of Omnilink Corporation.

Amiga is a registered trademark of VIScorp.


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