I'm having a lot of trouble getting a sensible picture out of motion
using the version of motion that sarge provides.
a BT878a based Pixelview card with a single Composite input.
a Swann Indoor Outdoor camera that connects with a composite connector.
the box is a P3 - 866 with 256MB
I am based in New Zealand so expect a PAL TV system
I have tried a lot of width and height settings in motion.conf but
they don't seem to change the picture much.
Trying to set ntsc, pal, secam also seems to not have much effect.
The camera works well on an PAL system TV
I am currently setting the camera up on a spare windows box to see if
it works on that OK.
I have attached a screenshot of what I see.