Tech question for telepresence

Posted by patrick lichty | Wed Dec 17th 2003 11:01 p.m.

I am trying to put together an idea for a live telepresence project from
video rovers.
I will be using FireWire to input live DV data into my computer.
Any ideas on applets, or even hardware that take live DV or Composite
for live display through a webpage (preferable through a JAVA Applet?)

Patrick Lichty
Editor-In-Chief
Intelligent Agent Magazine
http://www.intelligentagent.com
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Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Jack Stenner | Thu Dec 18th 2003 11:41 a.m.
    A few solutions come to mind.

    If you're on a mac you could use "Broadcaster" to stream live video
    direct to your web page. You'd need to embed a video file. I've done
    this and it works well with a DV feed.
    <http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/broadcaster/>

    If you can program, and you really want to do it via a java applet, you
    could probably integrate the Broadcaster feed into a Java applet via
    QuickTime for Java.

    If you want to use a Java applet and frame rate isn't as important to
    you, you could use any number of webcam applications. I've used EvoCam
    on Macs <http://www.evological.com/> and Webcam32 on PCs
    <http://www.surveyor.com/products/webcam32.html> using DV with a frame
    rate of 1fps.

    HTH,
    Jack

    On Dec 17, 2003, at 9:01 PM, patrick lichty wrote:

    > I am trying to put together an idea for a livetelepresenceproject from
    > video rovers.
    >
    > I will be using FireWire to input live DV data into my computer.
    >
    > Any ideas on applets, or even hardware that take live DV or Composite
    > for live display through a webpage (preferable through a JAVA Applet?)
    >
    >
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