Ok all you quad core xeon people
I downloaded lifecam 3.21 and ran it at 19:37
it extracted some files and I clicked on a next.
Nothing for 2 mins
1939 - was able to continue clicking
1940 - it started downloading (what I ask myself) and installing
1948 (8 mins later!!!!) it asks me to plug in my lifecam
19:50 said it was ready (Laughs out loud)
at 1958 I managed to capture a few frames using Helium Frog StopMo prog
Between 1950 and 1958 - the hard drive/net light was in conitinous use and it popped up its own window.
So I don't really see how the 2 mins is acheiveable unless the driver is pre-installed and you just plug in the webcam
Of course this was on my Win3.11 setup
PS _ Try it out on your XP machine and see how long it takes to get to plug in the webcam state
I'm going to back SimpleSi up here, I'm guessing it is dependant on the model of cammera also. I got a free Lifecam VX-5000 of Microsoft after one of their presentations and it took forever to install on my laptop, at least 15 minutes Core2 Duo 2.2GHz, 2GB RAM, 7200RPM HD. It needed a restart too and I am certain it was all the rubbish realtime face morphng junk that it added which slowed it down. The OS which I am sure people will blame was Vista Enterprise SP2 but it was abnormal slowdown and must have updated a large pile of stuff in the background. Weirdly it won't even show us as a capturable source in Windows Movie Maker so I am glad that it was free.
I am glad to hear that a good cammera has been sorted out for this year, the Lifecam HD series has impressive specs and I look foward to the resulting footage.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)