The RooCam doesn't usually have a set schedule. However, your best chances for seeing something other than a test pattern are Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights, between 9:00pm and Midnight, U.S. Central Time.

Check back often, however, and watch what happens!



RooCam: What is it?

The RooCam is actually three computers: There's my Tablet PC, Luna, where I do my drawing/coloring. Luna's external VGA port is piped through an R/F converter into a video capture board on my Media PC, Faline, which runs UStream Producer and WinAmp to produce streaming video and audio. A third computer, Bambi, is my Linux desktop which I use to monitor the stream, interact with audience members, and do occasional lookups online.

The Original RooCam was a camcorder connected my PC via a video capture board. I also occasionally used a WebCam. The PC automatically captured images from the camera and uploaded them to the RooCam LIVE! home page, once every 3-5 minutes. The camera was usually pointed at my drawing board and gave viewers an "over the shoulder" view while I was drawing cartoons and creating other works of art.


The original RooCam was operated by RooCam 2.0 from RooIndustria Software. This program can acquire an image from any TWAIN-compliant video source, save the image as a jpeg file, then upload the jpeg to a remote host computer, manually or automatically via FTP, at set intervals. The help files have yet to be written, but hopefully you will find the program is reasonably self-explanatory.

Download RooCam 2.1

Contact me if you have any questions or comments.


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