Meade Color USB PC-Camera Software
Posted 26 October 2008 - 01:18 PM
Posted 27 October 2008 - 04:10 PM
Posted 29 October 2008 - 04:13 AM
Just keep the faith a little longer. Microsoft announced today that they were dropping Vista. Apparently too many bugs to fix. I was considering purchasing the Meade PC camera but thanks to your posting and some others elsewhere on the internet, I have changed my mine. Thanks for the posting and I do hope you get your camera working.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 05:46 AM
Where did you see Microsoft was dropping Vista at?
cold you post the link?
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 09 November 2008 - 07:01 PM
Does Meade offer updated software available for download on site?
Posted 27 November 2008 - 02:08 PM
Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:56 PM
Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:35 PM
Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:21 AM
Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:30 AM
I got my laptop (MacBook running WinXP) to recognize the camera as "USB 2.0 Video Camera" using the driver supplied on the CD. If I plug the camera into the computer and open "Control Panel", I can see it as a video device. If I double-click on the Control Panel symbol, a window opens showing me live video from the camera. If I click the remote shutter release on the camera cord, it takes a still picture (which you can save).
If you click the button on the camera (not on the remote release), another window pops up labelled "AMCAM"; this window allows you to capture streaming video and save it to a .AVI file; you can set recording time and frame rate as well as max file size. From what I've read, streaming video files are useful for image processing programs like REGISTAX.
I tried it out quickly last night with some video of the moon...worked pretty well. So maybe there is hope.
I've also seen articles on the web about changing the XP registry name entry from "USB 2.0 Video Camera" to "Meade LPI" to get Envisage to recognize the USB camera. I haven't done that yet, but I may give it a try.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:05 AM
Posted 31 May 2009 - 12:03 PM
Hello all: New guy here. Just got my setup from SAMs as well and every time I try to open the software for the camera my computer crashes. Have XP Pro SP3 installed along with a USB2.0 board. My screen flashes to the camera menue screen just before it crashes and initiates a boot. Will mess with it more later but tend to agree the software does not match the manual. Would like to get it to work since i paid for it. Anyway, take care and let us know what happens with Meade. Burt
problem is that your computer is either: under powered via CPU or Main Memory.... either will blue screen your computer...
Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:04 AM
Can any of you guys give me any tech specs for this little camera, I need to know the pixel size.
Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:57 AM
The LPI imager and the camera that comes with the 70 mm scopes are 2 different imagers.
The fix you read about is for the LPI and trust cam issues with Vista and wont work for the USB 2 cam that came with the 70 mm scope.
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:14 PM
I installed the driver for the PC camera, when I tried to run the software - Start, All Programs, USB 2.0 Camera, I do not get "Meade PC Camera" as an option. I get PCCam. It works but does not have any of the user interface indicated in the Instruction Manual. i.e. Camera settings of Daytime, Nighttime, Moon/Ploanet, or Snapshot/Video options. I uninstalled it (maybe it was a previous PC Camera) then reinstalled the software from the DVD. Same result. Also, the drive is dated 1997. Any suggestions?
Has a driver been posted for this camera? I cannot get mine to work!
Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:33 AM
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