We are capturing color images off of a standard VHS video camera. We are
using a Sun Sparc with a videoPIX capture card. We need to be able to
print these images on a thermal wax or dysub color printer. So far, our
attempts have produced very poor results. Part of the problem is that
we are blowing up the image from 640x480 to 3000x2400. The other problem
is the dithering necessary to produce good color output -- we don't want
to dither any more than absolutly required.
Are there any packages which do a better job of blowing up and smoothing
images than the PBMPLUS package?
Is there any way to figure out what colors the printer produces the best,
so that we can restrict our colormap to conform to those color as much
The dysub printers are suppose to be much better than just thermal wax
printers. They supposedly can do more colors. This means that there
should be more colors available to us with a minimum of dithering.
We are trying to use a Seiko 300x300 dpi thermal wax printer, and the
new Fargo Premera 200x200 dpi dysub printer.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Analog Digital Services
Albuquerque, N.M. 87111