4.05 and Osprey instructions
Authors Tim Colles and John Berry,
Additional info on accounts created for this:
(not in the public document. Refer to timc/johnb for this information)
Installing from a clean image:
- There are clean images available in E:\backup\.
- There are clean images available via CO staff on spanned CDs.
- Enable "boot from floppy option" in bios if needed.
- Insert floppy disk 1 of Drive Image software.
- Wait 'til prompted (and the drive light is out).
- Insert disk 2 and hit a key.
- When Drive Image loads choose "restore an image".
- Hit the "Browse" button
- Drop down the "Drives" menu.
- Choose either \disk1\part4 Other or the CD/DVD drive with the
first CD in it.
- Select the drive image you want to restore (a .pqi file).
- Click "OK".
- Restore to the "SYSTEM" partition
- Agree to continue.
- Reboot when conplete.
- Start->Windows Update.
- Choose at least Express for critical updates.
- Reboot even if not prompted.
Install the Osprey capture card:
- Insert Osprey Card and connect via breakout box - S3 video (AKA S
video) connection to the Sony camera.
- Boot machine and log on as administrator.
- Cancel hardware wizard and any other windows.
- Cancel hardware wizard (twice).
- Install Osprey card drivers from www.viewcast.com (current model
Osprey 300) with username AIAI Organisation UoE.
- Install the Pal (!) drivers when prompted.
- Choose Complete install, and click "continue anyway" to all
- Test with swiftcap, need to do:
- Settings->Capture Settings
- then device Osprey and standard pal.
- Capture, start/stop then play.
- turn on machine pcb (skye.aiai.ed.ac.uk, right hand machine).
- log on to account called Teleconference, passwd available from
- turn on camera attached to osprey card (green button on remote).
- All vcon software should be disabled at startup, keeps things
- Do this by Start->Run->msconfig
- click on startup tab.
- remove skype
- remove MsnMsgr
- remove Conf
- remove Vigo Loader, Click Apply, then close.
- Restart then log back in as Teleconference.
- Click "Do not Show Again" on the system configuration dialog.
Additional software needed:
- splitcam (current version 2.5) download from:
- Get the download executable file.
- Run splitcam installer file, "continue anyway" on the windows
- add the settings (click to toggle) by Options->Settings:
- Enable Minimize to system tray
- Enable Startup with Windows
- Then use the "Video" button to select the Osprey card.
- You should see
stream if the camera is active.
Finally to have splitcam launch on login in play mode minimised to the
- Start->Run->regedit to modify
- and change the SplitCam Key to
- C:\Program Files\SplitCam\SplitCam.exe /play /minimized
Messenger, how to reset video card to osprey if setting is lost.
- Note you need a recent version of messenger (current is 8.1),
autoupdates should get this.
- Or you can do it manually from the windows website at:
- Start Messenger, and log on.
- Tools->Audio and Video setup
- next button
- next button
- next button
- then select splitcam
- leave the options alone
- click finish button
- Should see stream if camera active
- Exit livemessenger
to reset video card to osprey if setting is lost.
- Start Skype and log in. May need to upgrade skype first.
- Click on Video(beta)
- Tick Enable Skype Video.
- Set the webcam to SplitCam Capture and hit the Test webcam
button, you should see the stream if camera is active.
- Then hit the "save" button.
- get an account (astro community is open) and log in
- if you don't have the required software it'll auto download the
- go to downloads.
- get the Sharing Desktop Server and the remote control of
- And install.
- Back to vrvs.org, the astro community has a test virtual room
- Client setup-> Mbone, back to main and hit connect.
- If you're missing software it'll autodownload, tell windows to
- Again tell windows to unblock it.
- Note Mbone tools need to be run first as it doesn't default to
- On the Vic holodeck virtual room.
- Settings->Advanced Settings->Source->WMD-> choose
- And save settings.
tested, just here for information.
Just go there, note you need to install an active X component.
And we'd need to sign up (pay money!) to test the video. Options
disabled in demo.
And it requires Internet Explorer.
Requires Flash Player 9 (prompts for an install). Custom install or
you'll end up with a google tool bar if you use I.E.
Is currently only available to Northern America customers...
Demo is "dead" i.e. no controls, just a presentation so camera not