With a quick level adjust and a bit more saturation, the above picture looks like this: Come back, plug the USB cable back in, and the camera runs like an ordinary tethered webcam, except you can download what you shot as well as take new pictures and silent video. If you encounter problems with the direct download for these operating systems, please consult the driver download manager for the specific Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio model. There’s Ulead Photo Explorer, a perfectly all right image organiser-and-manager which you can download for nothing, but this is the “full” version that doesn’t show you ads , and Ulead Cool , too, for making panorama pictures out of lots of separate overlapping shots. Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio File Name:
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As you’d expect from the identical hardware, the Pen Cam takes pictures that look exactly the same as the Palm Cam ones. If the rather questionable image quality of a webcam’s good enough for your purposes, the Palm Cam in particular is a pretty nifty little item.
Other drivers most commonly associated with Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio problems: For this money, you don’t get no-power-needed Flash RAM storage. Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio Download Stats: The cameras draw about 1. Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio now has a special edition for these Windows versions: The software bundle’s surprisingly good, for such cheap cameras.
This full-size QCIF shot that’s all you get at this resolution!
The circular distortion artefacts in this Palm Cam image click for the full size version are typical. Tethered webcams are a pain if you want to photograph something in a different room; these things solve the problem. This resolution at 30 frames per second trko a standard videoconferencing video mode, but many webcams, including the Palm Cam, can’t actually capture that high a frame rate.
Web hosting kindly provided by SecureWebs. The stats for the 2Mb models are less exciting. You get ordinary memory that needs battery backup to retain its storage. Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio I2. And Microsoft’s NetMeeting as well, but you can download the full version of NetMeeting for free anyway, so that’s not much of a plus. If there’s not enough light, the Aiptek cameras just refuse to take a shot at all.
Any half-decent pal,cam tripod is likely to cost more than the Palm Cam itself, but you can still put it on one if you like. Tril back, plug the USB cable back in, and the camera runs like an ordinary tethered webcam, except you can download what you shot as well as take new pictures and silent video.
The Aiptek Palm Cam Trio, that’s what. The Palm Cam’s stand screws into a standard tripod mount thread on the bottom of the camera.
Aiptek International GmbH – PenCam Trio HD
Here’s my CL’s idea of an outdoor, qiptek scene. Get a basic 35mm camera and save up for a scanner, or find a place that’ll put your pictures on Photo CD.
I took this picture without flash, but with a watt halogen flood pointed at the ceiling, so the subject’s palmam a lot more brightly than it would be in a normal night-time indoor setting.
No big deal for separate shots, but unsightly in video clips. The cameras both draw about 50 milliamps when they’re on with the memory empty, but the draw rises as you fill the storage, and tops out at more than milliamps with the memory full.
The black thing aplmcam the left of the lens is the speaker. Here’s the Palm Cam’s opinion of the thing this is cropped, but not scaled; click for the aiptei image, which just includes the white dropsheet around the target.
I wil keep coming back for sure. The cameras always draw a little current from their two AAA cells; flatten or remove the batteries and you lose the memory contents. Webcams aren’t renowned for multi-megapixel image sizes, and Aiptek’s products are no exception.
Aiptek Palm Cam Trio and Pen Cam Trio
Stats Webcams aren’t renowned for multi-megapixel image sizes, and Aiptek’s products are no exception. The cameras are Windows 98 only, like a lot of cheap USB gizmoes. Here’s my Olympus CL’s opinion of my multicoloured test target of the moment, a Hoberman sphere folded up. The cameras set their gain on a frame-by-frame basis, and seem perfectly happy to make big, disturbing changes tri frame to frame, as they try to guess how bright the image is.