Update on the AQCVid interface for QuickCam

For immediate press release:

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

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 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 only for use with the PC/Windows version of the greyscale QuickCam.

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 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) and JPEG 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.

16-bit audio sampling/playback support is also tentatively planned for 16 bit Amiga audio expansion cards. Also planned is a ImageFX(tm) module that will allow direct control of the QuickCam by ImageFX.

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.portal.com/~omnilink/ (SEE IMPORTANT NOTE BELOW). Our homepage may also be accessed thru http://www.cucug.org/amiga.html.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

After 9/30/96 our new WWW location will be http://www.olnk.com/ our E-MAIL will be support@olnk.com for support and sales@olnk.com for sales.

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

QuickCam is a registered trademark of Connectix.

AQCVid is a registered trademark of Omnilink Corporation.

Amiga is a registered trademark of VIScorp.

AQCVid Technical Information

Release date: November 1996

Price: $59.95 Introductory offer upon release

QuickCam is NOT included.

The AQCVid is an adapter that plugs into your parallel port. All power is supplied by the Amiga. The QuickCam connects to the AQCVid adapter. There are NO modifications needed to be done to your Amiga or your QuickCam.

Minimum Requirements:

Recommended:

Software capabilities:

Colors:

Maximum Resolutions:

Stills:

Animations:

Anim Op 7L compression:

Image exposure time:

Save Formats:

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