Preorders for AQCVid Amiga Camera Adapter Being Taken

Release date: December, we will start taking pre-orders on Nov. 31, 1996 Price: $59.99 Dealer inquiries welcome For more information, please Email us.

The AQCVid is a hardware/software interface for Connectix Corporation's QuickCam digital camera. It allows the PC (parallel) version of the QuickCam to be connected to any Amiga. Listed below are the current specifications and requirements. we hope to add support for other QuickCams as well as more save formats such as CDXL and JPEG. Also included is an ARexx host commodity which allows the use of the QuickCam within an ARexx script.

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:

  • Photography in several file formats (JPEG, IFF, Datatypes, etc.) for desktop publishing, games, multimedia, Internet (home pages, etc.), image processing, family digital picture albums, conferencing, etc.
  • ANIM and CDXL format animations (from live action) for use in games, multimedia, Internet (home pages(AVI, MPEG), etc.), video (image processing), family digital video albums, conferencing, etc.
  • 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 real-time '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. 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 at

    AQCVid Technical Information

    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:

  • Amiga 500/600/1200/2000/3000(T)/4000(T)
  • Hard drive
  • Processor: 68000
  • Ram: 1 Meg Chip
  • Chipset: ECS
  • O.S.: 3.0 (2.1 compatibility forthcoming)
  • Connectix Gray Scale QuickCam, IBM-PC version


  • Processor: 68020 or better
  • Ram: 2 Meg Chip 4 Meg Fast
  • Chipset: AGA or graphics card with Workbench emulation
  • O.S.: 3.1
  • Software capabilities:


  • 16 - ECS/AGA or graphics card with Workbench emulation
  • 64 - AGA or graphics card with Workbench emulation
  • Maximum Resolutions:


  • 323 x 200
  • 161 x 122
  • 80 x 61
  • Animations:

    Anim Op 5 and Anim Op 7W compression:

  • 312 x 200
  • 160 x 122
  • 80 x 61
  • Anim Op 7L compression:

  • 256 x 200
  • 160 x 122
  • 64 x 61
  • Image exposure time:

  • QuickCam timing: 1/1000 seconds to 2 seconds
  • Software timing: 1/60 seconds to infinity
  • Save Formats:


  • IFF-ANIM Op5 Byte
  • IFF-ANIM Op7 Word
  • IFF_ANIM Op7 Long
  • Sales or ordering information please send Email to:

    Copyright 1995-96 Omnilink Corp.

    Page by Joe Sera

    AQCVid is a trademark of Omnilink Corp. QuickCam is a trademark of Connectix Corp.

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