Desktop Video AGOCG Report
The Indy is SGI's low end system. Video can be input via the integral `IndyCam' video camera, or from a camcorder, videodisk player, or video camera directly into the NTSC/PAL video or S-video port. The IndyCam provides video input for videoconferencing and can capture images to attach to mail messages. It has a high enough resolution to capture text from a typewritten page, but the level of detail can be set, obviating the need for decompression with every image capture.
The SGI Indy can work on UNIX, MS-DOS, Windows, NetWare, Macintosh and Apple networks and can read both MS-DOS and Macintosh disks. The serious drawback with the SGI machine is its expense, not only in the initial purchase but also in the acquisition of software. The live videoconferencing software is currently being released and is sure to be orders of magnitude higher in price than the equivalent Mac or PC integrated software.
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