SONY EVI-D90 FAQs
What is Wide-D technology?
Wide-D technology improves picture details in highlight and shadow situations.
Is the EVI-D90 a webcam? How does it connect to my computer?
The EVI-D90 in its stand alone form is not a webcam. It is a pan/tilt/zoom video camera with both RCA and S-Video video outputs. However it can be turned into a high end webcam by pairing it with a video capture card or with an usb video capture device. Please see the Viewcast Osprey capture cards and Startech SVID2USB23 USB capture device below in the Sony EVI-D90 related items listed towards the bottom of this page. You will also need an S-Video cable to connect the EVI-D90 to the capture device to complete the setup.
Can the SONY EVID90 be connected to a Mac computer?
Yes, the EVI-D90 can be connected to a FireWire-equipped Mac via a video capture device with a FireWire output such as the GRASS VALLEY ADVC55 or via USB with the STARTECH.COM SVID2USB23. You would connect the EVI-D90 camera to the video capture device via an s-video cable and then the video capture device would connect to your computer via a FireWire or USB cable.
Can you control the EVI-D90 with a laptop?
Yes, you can control the EVI-D90 camera with a laptop but you need a couple things to accomplish this. First you need the Sony control software which can be downloaded for free from Sony's website: https://www.servicesplus.sel.sony.com/sony-software.aspx?Model=EVID70. The second thing you will need is a either a DB9 serial connection on your laptop or a USB to DB9 adapter. We don't sell or know of a specific recommended one but we have spoken with customers who have successfully used a couple different ones. So we know it is possible to successfully convert the DB9 connection to USB to connect to laptops. The last thing you will need is an EVI CONTROL CABLE which connects the camera's control input to your computer via the DB9 connection.
How far can the EVI-D90 be mounted from the object being captured by the camera? In other words, what is the field of view (area size) that is visible at greater distances?
At 100 feet away, the camera can zoom in and capture a picture approximately 3.7 ft wide by 2.8 ft tall.
At 50 feet away, the camera can zoom in and capture a picture approximately 1.8 ft wide by 1.4 ft tall.
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