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Re: [TCLUG:16285] Web cam for Linux


On Sat, 15 Apr 2000, Scott wrote:

>      The cam to buy is the panasonic eggcam.  It uses bt848 which
> is in v4l in the kernel.

Well, any cam that comes with a capture card based on a BT848 will
work. I have had a Panasonic eggcam, Intel's cam and the 3com BigPicture.
The EggCam came without a card although advertized to include one, so I
sent it back. Both the remaining cams captured great quality images. The
Intel camera was slightly nicer because it had a mount that was actually
connected to the camera. The 3com one tends to move around on it's
own. The card that came with the Intel also had a S-Video input, although
that wasn't supported under Linux at the time (dunno about now).