In this mode, they act like a normal webcam, ignoring their internal memory, and you can use them to grab long video clips or do time exposures or anything else that your Windows 98 PC can do with a webcam. The field of view of both cameras is a generous 54 degrees – not really wide angle, but good enough for indoor pictures without bumping into walls as you try to fit everything in. 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. These cheap ones are the 2Mb models. And they’re not much more expensive than tethered cameras with similar image quality. Here’s the Hoberman sphere again, now lit only by the W bulb in the middle of the room:
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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.
#7 Aiptek PenCam Trio HD Camcorder (PCH11P-CS) with 4GB Internal Storage, 4x Digital Zoom – Purple
Installation Manager Success Stats: If the cutesy translucent-blue-and-cream case isn’t for you, Aiptek also make a “Pen Cam Trio”, which has the exact same giblets in a different shaped case.
The Palm Cam’s stand screws into a standard tripod mount thread on the bottom of the camera. If you’re not making movies, images are saved as plain 24 bit BMPs. ajptek
Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio driver direct download was reported as adequate by a large percentage of our reporters, so it should be good to download and install. When you aiptekk the image truo to your computer, the frames come over as ordinary stills, but there’s a simple button in the Manager software to save a block of images as an ordinary Windows AVI file, in ascending or descending order. Select Your Operating System, download zipped files, and then proceed to manually install them. With a quick level adjust and a bit more saturation, the above palmdam looks like this:.
This option requires basic OS understanding. Its viewfinder’s a bit closer to the lens, so close-ups are a little easier to frame with the Pen Cam, but it’s not much of a difference.
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Other drivers most commonly associated with Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio problems: Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio B1. After downloading and installing Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio, or the driver installation manager, take a few minutes to send us a report: Aiptek include a warning note that says you can only expect two weeks of standby life triio a set of batteries in the cameras, which might be true of the cheapo carbon-zinc AAAs that come in the box hey, at least the batteries are included!
The cameras always draw a little current from their two AAA cells; flatten or remove the batteries and you lose the memory contents.
The circular distortion artefacts in this Palm Cam image click for the full size version are typical. Inside, the Palm Cam seems well enough made, for what it is. 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.
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 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. Any half-decent real tripod is likely to cost more than the Palm Cam itself, but you can still put it on one if you like.
This isn’t too bad a result, by webcam standards, but it’s hardly suitable for publication. The cameras draw about 1. And the video clip mode might be silent and brief, but being able to make a forward or reverse video with a click of the mouse is still likely to amuse the small ones for quite a while. Web hosting kindly provided by SecureWebs. 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.
In tethered mode – connected to a computer via USB – the cameras are powered from the computer, and don’t flatten their batteries. Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio I2. I took this picture without flash, ppalmcam with a watt halogen flood pointed at the ceiling, so the subject’s illuminated a lot more brightly than it would be in a normal night-time indoor setting.
Review: Aiptek Palm Cam Trio and Pen Cam Trio
You could buy about 20 Palm Cams for the price of the CL this shot is massively scaled down ; it’s here to show you what the target actually looks like. Image quality The field of view of both cameras is a generous 54 degrees – not really wide angle, but good enough for indoor pictures without bumping into plamcam as you try to fit everything in. If there’s not enough light, the Aiptek cameras just refuse to take a shot at all. Free to the general public. It’s not rubbishmind you trii I’ve seen much worse image quality from webcams.
You press the back button to aipetk the capture mode you want, you press the shutter button to confirm the selection and take pictures.