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Company
Edotronik, Germany
Amiga
A2000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2064 / 4
No description available.

Company
Digital Processing Systems, Canada
Date
1994
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
ISA
    realtime digitizer
  • realtime capture card for the Personal Animation Recorder DR-3150
  • PAL only
  • full proc amp controls, freeze frame and freeze field
  • connects to the PAR with a 50 pin ribbon cable via the Component Video Exchange (CVE) bus
  • composite (BNC), S-VHS, component (3 BNC) inputs
Digital Processing Systems AD-3000 -  front side
front side

Company
MicroSearch / SunRize, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
    colour splitter
  • allows grabbing of colour images with monochrome digitisers
  • manual or automatic operation
  • splits colours automatically for Perfect Vision and DigiView
  • composite input with loop (2× RCA)
  • hue and saturation adjustment knobs
  • external power supply
MicroSearch / SunRize Color Splitter - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
MicroSearch / SunRize Color Splitter - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side
MicroSearch / SunRize Color Splitter - Case opened top side
Case opened, top side

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Company
Digital Creations / Progressive Image, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    video display and digitiser
  • DCTV - Digital Composite Television - turns digital data from the RGB port to composite television signal
  • uses the RGB port as an I/O port for sending compressed video information:
    • the information is encoded into special Amiga display screens that DCTV recognises by a signature in the upper-left corner
    • these screens contain the digitised and compressed form of the analogue waveform data required to create the composite display
  • the resulting composite image quality is far better and much worse than a normal Amiga RGB display:
    • for pictures that contain a lot of colour changes (like photographic materials) the quality is as good as everyday television
    • in case of pictures with a lot of detail (like text) the display is blurry
  • uses the Amiga RAM as framebuffer - requires at least 1 MB of memory for functioning
  • supports resolutions from 640×200 to 736×482/566 (NTSC/PAL) in 24 bit
  • slow scan video digitiser - captures a still video frame in 6 to 10 seconds
  • the parallel port is used for sending digitised images to the Amiga
  • composite (RCA) input and output
  • DB23 RGB connector passthrough for connecting two monitors at the same time - one for the Amiga (RGB) and one for the DCTV (composite)
  • although DCTV does not interfere with normal genlock operation, its output cannot be fed into a genlock without the DCTV RGB Converter

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1992-03

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Company
Hagenau Computer, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • grabs images in 256 gray levels
  • 24 bit colour images can be obtained in three pass using an optional color splitter
  • supported resolutions are 320×200, 320×400, 384×240 (overscan), 384×480 (overscan)
  • video input RCA jack
  • video output RCA jack for monitoring
  • connects to the parallel port, power is taken from the joystick port

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1989-01

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1989-07

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1989-10

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1990-01

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1992-10

Company
Klaus D. Tute, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • 1989:
    • grabs 4096 colour (HAM) or 16 gray level monochrome images
    • eight resolutions from 320×256 to 704×560 (overscan)
    • composite input
  • 1993:
    • supports the AGA screen modes, including HAM8
    • composite and Y/C inputs
    • software revision 3.0
  • saturation, brightness and contrast knobs
  • test mode: grabs 75 monochrome images per second in 320×256 using a fixed palette for each picture (not user definable)
  • in lores modes Digi Tiger captures images continuously and stops only when a mouse button is pressed
  • in hires modes only a single frame is captured while the display is turned off due to the limited data rate to Chip RAM (except on Amigas with AGA chipset)
  • built in colour splitter
  • external power supply
Klaus D. Tute Digi Tiger II - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
Klaus D. Tute Digi Tiger II - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side

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1990-10

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1991-10

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1992-01

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1992-04

Company
Klaus D. Tute, Germany
Date
1995
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
No description available.

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1995-11

Company
Peter Biet Computerdesign, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
    colour splitter
  • allows grabbing of colour images with monochrome digitisers
  • splits colours automatically for Deluxe View and DigiView
  • composite and Y/C inputs
  • separate monitor output
  • adjustable colour, contrast and luminance levels of the video input
  • internal power supply

Company
NewTek, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • digitizes colour images in three pass using a colour filter wheel
  • 21 bit accuracy in colour, 7 bit in monochrome
  • composite input (RCA)
  • separate PAL and NTSC versions
  • connects to the parallel port
  • supports all Amiga resolutions for digitizing and display, from 320 × 200 to 768 × 480 (NTSC overscan)
  • uses the Amiga RAM as framebuffer - requires at least 1 MB memory for functioning
    software
  • DigiView 3.0
    • displays 2-32, 64, 4096 colours in lores modes
    • displays 2-16 colours in highres
  • DigiView 4.0
    • displays 2 - 4096 colours in all screen modes
    • Dynamic HiRes allows 768 × 480 images in 4096 colours - achieved using separate 16 colour palettes for each line
    • supports 020+ processors
NewTek DigiView Gold -  front side
front side
NewTek DigiView Gold -  bottom side
bottom side

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1988-12

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1989-01

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1989-04

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1989-05

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1989-12

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1990-03

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1990-04

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1990-05

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Company
Elsat, Poland
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port, PCMCIA
    realtime framegrabber
  • composite input (RCA)
  • 512 kB framebuffer
  • grabs images quickly into its own memory but transferring and displaying through the parallel port is slow
  • grayscale preview in 160×64
  • grabs images up to 736×512 in 256 colours, 640×256 or 320×512 in 24 bit
  • can save images in any AGA screen mode and IFF24
  • teletext decoder downloads and saves pages as text or image - supports terrestrial TV signals only
  • external power supply
Elsat FG 24 (ProGrab 24RT / Graffito 24) - PCB front side
PCB, front side
Elsat FG 24 (ProGrab 24RT / Graffito 24) -  top side
top side
Elsat FG 24 (ProGrab 24RT / Graffito 24) -  rear side
rear side

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1994-12

Company
Elsat, Poland
Date
1995
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port, PCMCIA
    realtime framegrabber
  • composite (RCA) and Y/C (4 pin mini-DIN) inputs selectable from software
  • grayscale preview in 160×64 or 320×128
  • 512 kB framebuffer
  • grabs images up to 736×512 in 256 colours, 640×256 or 320×512 in 24 bit
  • can save images in any AGA screen mode and IFF24
  • the hardware supports PAL and SECAM in all resolutions, but NTSC in non-interlaced only - an NTSC only version is available which can handle NTSC in interlaced mode
  • Photogenics and AdPro loaders
  • teletext decoder downloads and saves pages as text or image - supports terrestrial and satellite TV signals
  • external power supply
    optional PCMCIA interface
  • provides up to five times quicker transfer speed compared to the parallel port
  • speeds up animations up to 11 fps (mono) and 3.5 fps (colour)
  • allows saving animations with sound (separate sound sampler hardware is required) as ANIM5 + 8SVX
Elsat FG 24 Plus (ProGrab 24RT Plus / Graffito 24) - FG 24 Plus  top side
FG 24 Plus, top side
Elsat FG 24 Plus (ProGrab 24RT Plus / Graffito 24) - FG 24 Plus  rear side
FG 24 Plus, rear side
Elsat FG 24 Plus (ProGrab 24RT Plus / Graffito 24) - Graffito 24  front side
Graffito 24, front side
Elsat FG 24 Plus (ProGrab 24RT Plus / Graffito 24) - Graffito 24  rear side
Graffito 24, rear side

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Company
Mimetics, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    framebuffer
  • can display images with a 21 bit palette only (2 million colours)
  • 768×484 resolution
  • up to 1 MB RAM (32 DIP chips), 80 ns
  • BNC connectors for composite input and output
  • bad video output quality - weak colours, radio frequency "ghosts" record onto tape
  • reads IFF (including HAM), 24 bit RGB (DigiView compatible) and raw data
  • directly supported by AdPro, Sculpt 4D, 3D Professional, Mega Paint and Caligari Broadcast
    framegrabber
  • optional FrameCapture chipset
  • grabs NTSC video frames in 1/15th of a second into IFF or RGB24 format
  • 1 MB framebuffer is required for framegrabbing
Mimetics FrameBuffer -  front side
front side
Mimetics FrameBuffer -  back side
back side

Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • realtime digitizing in 1/60th of a second - but transferring the image to the Amiga takes several seconds
  • separate PAL and NTSC versions
  • supported NTSC resolutions are 320×200, 384×240 (overscan), 320×400, 640×200, 640×400
  • can digitize in colour (except in 640×400) in 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 (EHB) or 4096 (HAM) colours, in 16 grays or in definable pseudo colours
  • uses its own built-in RAM to digitize
  • external control knobs for intensity (brightness), hue (colour bias) and saturation
  • composite input (RCA connector)
  • connects to the parallel port (Centronics) and between the monitor and the RGB port (2× DB9)
  • external power supply
    FrameGrabber 2.0 software
  • pre-digitizing options:
    • Over Sampling - digitize an image any specified number of times up to 50 and combine them into a composite (gives far better results than a single capture)
    • Multiple Exposure - gives two samples
    • Mirror Image
    • Weighted - modifies the automatic contrasting performed
    • Auto Zone - improves image quality in the center at the expense of the border areas
    • these options can be combined in a variety of ways
  • post-digitizing options include: edge detection, sharpening, averaging, photographic negative
  • slow-scan mode - digitize a still object through the supplied colour wheel with a black and white camera
  • supported file formats:
    • IFF, IFF24, RAW
    • DV21 (DigiView Gold's 21 bit format)
    • Brush (for areas smaller than the screen)
    • Palette (for saving only colour information)
    • LUT (contains information for the pseudo colour option)
    • ANIM

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1988-06

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Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • grabs images in 256 gray levels (the original colour capable FrameGrabber can achieve 16 gray levels only) - suitable for capturing 24 bit images in three pass
  • 24 bit colour images can be obtained with three pass digitizing using the supplied colour wheel
  • cannot digitize in realtime - digitization takes 1/30th of a second and transferring the image to the Amiga plus displaying it takes 5 to 25 seconds
  • uses its own built-in RAM to digitize and display 256 gray levels on the Amiga screen (framebuffer)
  • supported resolutions are 320×200, 320×400, 384×240 (overscan), 384×480 (overscan)
  • external control knobs for intensity and black level
  • four composite inputs (RCA connectors) working in two ways:
    • all inputs accept independent video signals, each of which can be either monochrome or colour composite (treated as monochrome) - the active input is selected via software
    • the first three inputs accept colour video as separate red green and blue signals, and the fourth accepts the composite synchronization signal - in tandem with a colour RGB video camera, a colour image can be taken without colour wheel, in three pass
  • connects to the parallel port (Centronics) and between the monitor and the RGB port (2× DB9)
  • external power supply

Company
Electronic Design, Germany
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    realtime framegrabber
  • 24 bit realtime framegrabbing
  • 320×256 - 704×570 (PAL), 320×200 - 704×458 (NTSC)
  • composite and Y/C inputs - multiple video sources can be connected and selected by software
  • 3 MB, 40 ns DRAM on board
  • grabs images quickly into its own memory but transferring and displaying through the parallel port is slow
  • digitised images are stored in YUVN format and can be saved in IFF24, RGB8, YUVN and EDAN formats
  • FrameStore software v2.0 (1993) adds support for the AGA screen modes
  • ADPro loader
  • ARexx port
  • external power supply
Electronic Design FrameStore - PCB front side
PCB, front side
Electronic Design FrameStore - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
Electronic Design FrameStore - Exterior back side
Exterior, back side
Electronic Design FrameStore - PCB back side
PCB, back side

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1992-08

Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II, video slot
Autoconfig ID
2017 / 32
    multi-function video card
  • framebuffer:
    • provides 12 or 24 bits of colour information to an Amiga screen
    • 1.5 MB as two banks of 12 bit RAM
    • double buffered 12 bit (4096 colours) animations or a single buffered 24 bit (16.7 million colours) image
    • 768×625 (PAL) or 768×525 (NTSC) maximum resolution
  • framegrabber:
    • realtime digitizing at up to 25 fps
    • freeze, grab and store 12 or 24 bit full screen live RGB video in real time frame grabbing
    • composite and Y/C video requires an RGB splitter or the optional Video Interface Unit
  • flicker fixer:
    • duplicates and enhances the A3000's display enhancer circuitry
    • even de-interlaces external live video
    • the HD15 VGA output is software switchable between 15 and 31 kHz
    • works only in 12 bit mode
  • picture in picture:
    • freeze, resize, move or scale live incoming RGB video in a window
    • reverse-PIP - place a fully functional movable and scalable Workbench window on full screen live video
    • works in 12 bit mode only
  • genlock:
    • separate composite and component (RGB + sync) genlocks
    • three genlock modes - controlled by a switch on the back of the board:
      • Amiga graphics only
      • keyed source - allows external video to show through the background
      • full external - direct feed of the RGB signal so it can be seen what the camera is pointing at or the live video to show through every colour but the background
  • separated RGB, composite and Y/C inputs
  • composite and Y/C outputs
  • optional Video Interface Unit:
    • connects to the 26 pin I/O connector of the IV24
    • built-in RGB splitter converts the composite and Y/C inputs into RGB
    • separate RGB, 2× composite, Y/C, external reference, key and remote control inputs
    • composite, Y/C and key outputs
    • software selectable sync source (external reference, composite 1 or 2, Y/C)
  • optional Video Interface Unit / Component Transcoder:
    • all features of the Video Interface Unit
    • connects to the 26 pin I/O and the HD15 VGA connector of the IV24
    • additional component input and output (Y, B-Y, R-Y), RGB output
  • connects to the inline Zorro and video slots of the A3000
  • can be installed in the A2000 with an optional video slot adaptor card
  • does not require a time base corrector unless broadcast quality is required
  • software: Scala, Caligari 24, MacroPaint, IV24 utilities
  • VHI driver
Great Valley Products Impact Vision 24 - Main board front side
Main board, front side
Great Valley Products Impact Vision 24 - Main board front side
Main board, front side
Great Valley Products Impact Vision 24 - A2000 video slot adapter front side
A2000 video slot adapter, front side
Great Valley Products Impact Vision 24 - Video Interface Unit / Component Transcoder  front side
Video Interface Unit / Component Transcoder, front side
Great Valley Products Impact Vision 24 - Open case of Video Interface Unit / Component Transcoder  top side
Open case of Video Interface Unit / Component Transcoder, top side

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1992-11

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1991-11

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1992-06

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1992-10

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1993-03

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1993-11

Company
Team 4, UK
Date
1991
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
3084 / 12
  • 768×576 (PAL) 32 bit framebuffer (24 bit colour + 8 bit alpha channel)
  • double buffering for two 32 bit screens or four 8 bit screens
  • realtime full colour RGB frame grabber
  • RS343A and RS170 compatible video output
  • T800 @ 25 MHz transputer for board pixel operations and image processing - frees up the host CPU so the user can enjoy fast response from the computer without waiting for graphics operations
  • 4 MB VRAM for the framebuffer
  • 4 MB DRAM for the transputer
  • a built-in SCSI controller was planned for fast loading of images
  • supported by TVPaint and Kasmin Paint (the latter features realtime hardware scrolling and transputer controlled brushes)
Team 4 Kasmin -  front side
front side

Company
A-Squared Development, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
1005 / 1
    realtime digitizer
  • grayscale capture in 16 shades (15 frames/s)
  • colour capture in 32 (12 frames/s) or 4096 colours (4 frames/s)
  • supports overscan
  • does not have video buffer - the digitized data is transfered directly to the Amiga memory using DMA
  • four BNC connectors - two setups can be selected by jumper
    • mode 1: two inputs (FBAS) and two outputs (passed through video signal for control purposes)
    • mode 2: one RGB input with sync
  • very sensitive on the quality of the video signal
  • PAL (1987) and NTSC (1989) versions
  • the PAL version was manufactured by Elan Design, author of the Invision Plus software
  • requires a hardware upgrade kit (a pal replacement and a jumper cut) in order to work in A3000s and A4000s
    Invision Plus software
  • seriously enhances the abilities of the card compared to the original Live! software
  • realtime effects (e.g. manipulation of colour register, fade out to black or white, wipes, strobes, looping) which can be attached to keys and mouse movements
  • effects can be combined (keys + mouse)
  • supports Anim-5 format
  • can capture sequences as large as the amount of free memory
  • multiple capture buffers
A-Squared Development Live! 2000 -  front side
front side
A-Squared Development Live! 2000 -  back side
back side

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1991-04

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1989-12

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1990-05

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Company
Newtronic Technologies, Italy
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber and sound sampler
  • grabs images in all resolutions of the AGA chip set including interlaced overscan screen modes
  • works internally in 24 bits
  • composite (RCA) and Y/C (4 pin Mini-DIN) inputs
  • the input has to be selected manually by a switch
  • brightness, contrast and saturation knobs
  • connects to the parallel port
  • RGB output connector for previewing
  • 8 bit stereo sound sampler
  • up to 59 kHz sampling rate
  • digitises audio and video simultaneously
  • stereo audio input (2× RCA connectors, headphone jack)
  • plastic case

Company
Masoboshi, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2157 / 7
    realtime digitizer
  • captures up to 3 frames/s in colour or up to 9 frames/s in grayscale
  • supports all Amiga resolutions up to 720×624 with 4, 8, 16 grey shades or 16, 32, 4096 colours
  • 768 kB video RAM
  • two FBAS inputs
  • software:
    • bandwidth and color filters
    • ARexx port
    • VHI driver
Masoboshi MVD-819 -  front side
front side
Masoboshi MVD-819 -  back side
back side
  • MVD819-3345.dms
    install disk (MVD.library v33.45, MasoVision.library v33.98)
    377 kB

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1992-12

Company
Sunrize Industries, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • grabs 320×200 or 320×400 images with 16 gray scales
  • grabs the entire image in one video frame time (1/60th seconds non-interlaced, 1/30th seconds interlaced) so it can digitize a moving source without smearing
  • stores the frame in its own 64 kB memory
  • it takes about half a second to send the image to the Amiga through the parallel port
  • can grab colour images with a colour wheel or the Sunrize Color Splitter
  • saves images with 16 gray shades, 32 or 4096 (HAM) colours
  • produces lower quality colour images than DigiView
  • composite video input (RCA connector)
  • brightness and contrast knobs
  • external power supply

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1987-12

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1988-08

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1988-12

Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2026 / 68
    realtime digitizer and video processor
  • twin board
  • video and graphics, DTP, CAD system
  • TMS34020 processor
    • 40 MFLOPS peak speed at 40 MHz
    • 32 bit architecture with 512 byte cache
  • TMS34082 coprocessor
    • 32 bit math / graphics coprocessor
    • 3D vector support and rendering engine
    • parallel processing capability
  • memory
    • 8 MB of 44C251 1 Mb VRAM (two 4 MB banks)
    • pixel / bit aligned block transfer rate of 142 Mbits/s
    • 8 MB of DRAM for resident applications
  • input: RS-170A (composite), CCIR-624 (PAL), and RGB (DB9 Targa Pin Compatible)
  • output: RS-170A (composite), CCIR-624 (PAL), externally synchable (genlockable) RGB (DB9 Targa Pin Compatible)
  • RGB resolutions
    • variable from 320×400 to 1024×1024, in 8 or 32 bits
    • 1024×2048 scrollable work area by combining the two buffers
    • non-interlaced: 320×400, 320×480, 640×400, 640×480, 512×512, 640×640, 800×600, 800×640, 1024×512
    • interlaced: 800×800, 1024×768, 1024×1024
    • thousands of other custom resolutions possible
  • composite resolution: 768×480 (NTSC), 768×576 (PAL)
  • pixel depth: 8 bit or 32 bit, user definable
  • horizontal scan rate
    • programmable 15.734 kHz (nominal NTSC), 15.625 kHz (nominal PAL)
    • range 15-34 kHz
  • vertical scan rate
    • programmable 30 Hz (nominal NTSC), 25 HZ (nominal PAL)
    • range 25-100 Hz
  • interlace: programmable 2:1 interlaced, or non-interlaced
  • Amiga bus interface: 4×128 kB DMA blocks, directly addressable
  • hue, saturation, contrast: software adjustable via digital pots in 256 levels each
  • palette
    • 16.7 million colours displayable from a palette of 16.7 million
    • alternative display of 256 colours from a palette of 16.7 million
  • overlay
    • 8 bit alpha channel with 16 colour overlay
    • alpha channel colour key between buffers
  • image capture
    • full frame and field capture in 1/30th or 1/60th of a second
    • realtime image capture in 24 bits up to 1024×1024 resolution
    • grayscale image capture in 256 shades
    • multiple resolutions in composite and RGB, up to 1024×1024
    • two framebuffers with adjustable resolutions of up to 1024×1024 pixels per buffer in 32 bit colour
  • image processing
    • bit blitting
    • hardware zoom and pan
    • dynamic resizing
    • runlength encoding
    • JPEG compression support
    • image enhancement, image recognition, histography, and many other functions built in hardware
  • digital video effects: flipping, page turns, colourization, solarization, polarization, up to 8:1 zoom, rotations, picture in picture , live resizing, digital graphic overlay and many realtime 24 bit animation and digital video effects
  • SAGE Library: over 200 graphic functions, with 2D and 3D graphic libraries: LINEDRAW, POLYDRAW, CUBICSPLINE, PHONGSHADE, GOURADSHADE, and more.
  • fast image loading: NTSC overscan image in less than a second, 1.5 MB 24 bit image in less than 4 seconds
  • multiple Rambrandt boards can be linked together to create exceptional virtual reality systems
Progressive Peripherals & Software Rambrandt -  front side
front side
Progressive Peripherals & Software Rambrandt -  front side
front side

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1992-03

Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1994
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    time base corrector
  • infinite window time base corrector using 8 bit 4:2:2 CCIR-601 professional quality all digital video signal processing
  • realtime 24 bit video framegrabber / framebuffer for use as a digital video stillstore or signal generator
  • full transcoding between Composite and Y/C (SVHS) input and Composite and Y/C (SVHS) output
  • full processing amplifier (ProcAmp) control for correcting or adjusting incoming video on the fly quickly and professionally (hue, brightness, contrast, saturation)
  • realtime programmable video special effects generator featuring solarization, strobing, pseudo colour, monochrome effects, and more
  • NTSC / PAL / SECAM signal standards conversion to NTSC / PAL for integration into worldwide video environments automatically
  • ImageFX: direct editing and manipulation in the framebuffer
  • optional full SMPTE / EBU timecode receiver / generator (encoding / decoding / striping) - VITC (Vertical Interval Time Code) and LTC (Longitudinal Time Code) can be read and written
  • optional digital comb filter (cleans up Composite for Y/C output and fixes cross colour by splitting the Composite signal into separate chroma and luma signals as if it were a true Y/C input) provides true wide band 5.5 MHz Composite video performance
  • inputs and outputs reside on an adaptor cable
    • inputs: Y/C, two Composite Video, external key signal, sync reference signal, Longitudinal Time Code (LTC)
    • outputs: Y/C, Composite Video, Longitudinal Time Code (LTC)
  • the Composite and Y/C inputs can be connected simultaneously and hot switched with software without having to play with cable connections
  • convert the two Composite inputs into a single Y/C input, providing two switchable Y/C inputs
  • up to five TBCPlus cards can be installed in a single Amiga and independently controlled
  • will not overload the power supply when the maximum of five TBCPlus units are installed
  • works in 30 Hz, 29.97 Hz, 25 Hz, 24 Hz drop frame and color frame modes, can put a SMPTE burn-in window anywhere over the video
    memory
  • two 30 pin SIMM sockets for frame buffer memory - 1 MB installed as standard, expandable to 2 MB for improving special effects
  • two 64 pin SIMM sockets for 4 or 8 MB standard Zorro II Fast RAM - accepts only 4 MB GVP SIMMs
  • the Fast RAM expansion has nothing to do with the performance of the TBC Plus, it doesn't increase the frame buffer capacity - it is meant for A3000 and A4000 machines which may have problems with Zorro II DMA to Chip RAM
Great Valley Products TBC Plus -  front side
front side
Great Valley Products TBC Plus -  back side
back side
Great Valley Products TBC Plus - Comb Filter module  front side
Comb Filter module, front side
Great Valley Products TBC Plus - Comb Filter module  back side
Comb Filter module, back side

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Company
MacroSystem, Germany
Date
1992
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
18260 / 4
    realtime digitizer
  • 24 bit realtime video digitizing in NTSC or PAL - does not require the video player to hold still
  • capable of digitizing one frame of video in 1/30 of a second, or one field in 1/60 of a second (two fields equal one frame)
  • maximum digitizing resolution is 720×611
  • when images are digitized they are stored in YUVN format
  • 3 MB, 40 ns DRAM
  • two Composite (FBAS) inputs - multiple video sources can be connected and selected by software
  • multiple V-Labs in one Amiga are possible and controlled by the same software
  • requires at least Kickstart 2.0
  • VHI driver
MacroSystem V-Lab -  front side
front side
MacroSystem V-Lab -  back side
back side
  • VLab-13.dms
    install disk v1.3
    vlab.library v1.0, VLab v1.3

    367 kB
  • VLab-40.dms
    install disk v4.0
    vlab.library v7.3, VLab v4.0

    338 kB
  • VLab-41.dms
    install disk v4.1
    vlab.library v7.3 VLab v4.1

    340 kB
  • VLab-42.dms
    install disk v4.2
    vlab.library v8.2 VLab v4.2

    378 kB

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Company
MacroSystem, Germany
Date
1994
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
18260 / 18
    non-linear editing system
  • realtime JPEG compression / decompression chipset
  • composite and Y/C input and output
  • optional digital YUV or RGB component transcoders (50 pin feature connector)
  • integrated genlock and chroma key
  • 2.5 MB, 30 ns DRAM
  • realtime video capture (60 fields or 30 fps for NTSC) and playback at YUV 4:2:2 square pixel quality 768×576
  • integrated scaling hardware giving extended capture and replay capability with picture in picture feature
  • also perfect for computer animation playback from any animation package
  • motion JPEG nonlinear video edit/playback
  • complete ARexx support allows digital video effects to be applied to video frames with third party image processor softwares
  • no TBC, time code or dedicated hard drives are required
  • fully integrated with the Toccata audio digitizing card giving simultaneous, synchronized, direct to disk CD quality audio recording
  • additional adapter for direct interfacing with the Video Toaster
  • MovieShop editing software
    • video clips and audio are stored within special JPEG file system partitions whose maximum size is 4 GB
    • cuts or sequences can be played back any time, making edits of the rough or fine cut visible at a glance
    • runs directly on V-Lab Motion board minimizing CPU access time
MacroSystem V-Lab Motion - Rev 1.3 front side
Rev 1.3, front side
MacroSystem V-Lab Motion - Rev 1.2 front side
Rev 1.2, front side
MacroSystem V-Lab Motion - Rev 1.2 back side
Rev 1.2, back side
MacroSystem V-Lab Motion - Rev 1.3 front side
Rev 1.3, front side
MacroSystem V-Lab Motion - Rev 1.3 back side
Rev 1.3, back side

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Company
MacroSystem, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
18260 / 4
    realtime digitizer
  • 24 bit realtime video digitizing
  • Interleaved Frame Recording (IFR): allows to digitize full 30 fps digital video sequences to hard disk by making multiple passes of the recorded video
  • frame grab in 1/30th of a second, field grab in 1/60th of a second
  • digitized images are stored in YUVN format
  • 3 MB, 40 ns DRAM
  • two Composite and one S-VHS input - multiple video sources can be connected and selected by software
  • realtime colour controls
  • TBC is not required
  • VHI driver
MacroSystem V-Lab Y/C -  front side
front side
MacroSystem V-Lab Y/C -  front side
front side
MacroSystem V-Lab Y/C -  front side
front side
MacroSystem V-Lab Y/C -  back side
back side
  • VLab-13.dms
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    vlab.library v1.0, VLab v1.3

    367 kB
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    install disk v4.0
    vlab.library v7.3, VLab v4.0

    338 kB
  • VLab-41.dms
    install disk v4.1
    vlab.library v7.3, VLab v4.1

    340 kB
  • VLab-42.dms
    install disk v4.2
    vlab.library v8.2, VLab v4.2

    378 kB

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Company
MacroSystem, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    realtime framegrabber
  • 24 bit realtime framegrabbing
  • Interleaved Frame Recording
  • grabs images quickly into its own memory but transferring and displaying through the parallel port is slow
  • digitized images are stored in YUVN format
  • 3 MB, 30 ns DRAM
  • two Composite and one S-VHS input - multiple video sources can be connected and selected by software
  • TBC is not required
  • VHI driver
  • external power supply
MacroSystem V-Lab/Par Y/C - PCB front side
PCB, front side
MacroSystem V-Lab/Par Y/C - Exterior top side
Exterior, top side
MacroSystem V-Lab/Par Y/C - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
MacroSystem V-Lab/Par Y/C - PCB back side
PCB, back side
  • VLab-13.dms
    install disk v1.3
    vlab.library v1.0, VLab v1.3

    367 kB
  • VLab-40.dms
    install disk v4.0
    vlab.library v7.3, VLab v4.0

    338 kB
  • VLab-41.dms
    install disk v4.1
    vlab.library v7.3, VLab v4.1

    340 kB
  • VLab-42.dms
    install disk v4.2
    vlab.library v8.2, VLab v4.2

    378 kB

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Company
Impulse, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • composite video input - NTSC only
  • composite video output for viewing the grabbed image
  • pressing the space bar, the entire colour image is freezed on the composite monitor in 1/60th seconds and stored in VD-1's own 24 bit framebuffer
  • stores images in RGBN format internally
  • pressing the return key, the image is sent from the framebuffer to the Amiga and converted to 320×400 HAM
  • image transfer takes about 25 seconds through the parallel port
  • once the image is displayed on the Amiga screen, it can be refined (RGB levels, brightness, colour dithering) without recapturing - just press the return key to transfer the image from the framebuffer with the new settings
  • produces higher quality colour images than FrameGrabber
  • housed in a 14×14×2 inches box with internal power supply
    framebuffer
  • 768×480 (full overscan) in 24 bit
  • allows outputting 24 bit raw RGB images from the Amiga
  • supported by Turbo Silver v3.0

Company
Roland Köhler / Merkens EDV, Austria
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2009 / 2
    framebuffer / realtime digitizer
  • 24 bit video digitizing at 50 fps
  • recording of 24 bit images from hard disk to VCR
  • up to 512×580 resolution (less than PAL)
  • 1.5 MB video RAM
  • 25 pin female connector for attaching the RGB splitter
  • external RGB splitter:
    • S-VHS / Hi8 and Euro-AV (Scart) inputs
    • DB23 RGB output connector - can only display the framebuffer image, the Amiga image is not passed through
    • external power supply
  • software:
    • reads IFF, RAW-RGB (Sculpt) and Beams (Reflections) formats
    • does not support RGB8 (TurboSilver, Imagine)
    • eleven filters: Smooth, Gauss, Median, Laplace, etc.
    • ARexx port
  • needs external sync signal on startup
Roland Köhler / Merkens EDV VD-2001 -  front side
front side
Roland Köhler / Merkens EDV VD-2001 -  back side
back side

Company
Todd Elliot / GT Devices
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • grabs images in 256 gray levels
  • supported resolutions are 320×200, 320×400, 640×200 and 640×400
  • slow scan process, grabbing one frame takes 10.6s (1/60th second per frame column)
  • video input RCA jack
  • connects to the parallel port (power supply via parallel port, no additional supply needed)
  • with 512 kB RAM, images in the highest resolution cannot be grabbed and the older VC1.0 software has to be used
  • public domain design (published in "AC's Tech" magazine) and software (provided on the author's BBS)

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Company
Datel Electronics, UK
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • grabs black and white images in 1/60th second into its 32 kB buffer
  • displays images in 256×256 with 16 grey levels
  • can save the image in 320×256 by duplicating every fourth column of pixels
  • saves in RAW or IFF but loads RAW format only
  • composite input (RCA connector)
  • brightness, contrast and synchronization pots
  • PAL only but works with NTSC video sources as well - the bottom of the images are filled with garbage, which can be cropped with a paint program
  • connects to the parallel port with an unshielded ribbon cable - no protection from radio interference
  • power indicator LED
  • external power supply

Company
NewTek, USA
Date
1994
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    NTSC only non-linear editing system
  • broadcast quality, tapeless nonlinear editing system for the Video Toaster and Video Toaster 4000
  • requirements:
    • Video Toaster with v4.1 software
    • a SCSI 2 drive for Lightwave recording
    • three SCSI 2 drives for A/B roll editing - two for video, one for audio
    • input from video tapes must be time base corrected
  • compresses and plays back video in realtime
  • true broadcast quality - 60 fields per second, full overscan 752×480
  • internally works with D2 data - no D2 / composite transcoding
  • proprietary coporession method: Video Toaster Adaptive Statistical Coding (VTASC):
    • relies on limiting the video signal (i.e. dropping to Beta SP quality) instead of lowering picture quality as do JPEG, MPEG, WaveLet
    • no visible pixelization, artifacts show as video "noise" instead of jpeg "blockiness"
    • by using faster drives, lossless D2 quality can be achieved
  • three SCSI buses (two for video, one for audio), each bus can handle 7 SCSI drives (21 total)
  • two serial ports to control serial-capable VTRs
  • the SCSI and serial ports can be routed outside of the computer with the so called Octopus cable
  • video:
    • video input to the Flyer is provided via the connecting internal ribbon cable from the Toaster, as is video output
    • 14.3 MHz sampling rate
    • 8 bit quantizing
    • 8 MB buffer
  • audio recorder / mixer:
    • ADSP2115
    • digital inputs
      • video disk A and B, left and right
      • audio disk A and B, left and right
    • analog, unbalanced left and right RCA inputs and outputs on the card's backplane
    • 64 kB memory
    • 20 MHz clock rate
    • 16 bit sampling at 44.1 kHz
    • 64x oversampling ratio A/D converter
NewTek Video Toaster Flyer -  front side
front side
NewTek Video Toaster Flyer -  front side
front side
NewTek Video Toaster Flyer -  back side
back side

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Company
Ingenieurbüro Helfrich, Germany
Date
1994
Amiga
A2000
A3000, A4000

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Interface
Zorro II
Zorro III
Autoconfig ID
2195 / 8
    realtime digitizer
  • a video expansion card for the Piccolo graphics card
  • connects to the Piccolo via a ribbon cable
  • realtime JPEG compression / decompression chipset
  • captures video in motion JPEG format
  • realtime video capture (50 fields or 25 fps) and playback at YUV 4:2:2 square pixel quality
  • 768×576 maximum resolution for still images
  • 468×352 maximum resolution for video
  • 16 ZIP sockets for 2 MB frame buffer VRAM
  • Composite and Y/C inputs
  • Composite, Y/C and analogue RGB outputs
  • Zorro II / III autosensing
  • the card works without the Piccolo but some features are not available:
    • no PIP (Picture In Picture)
    • only the RGB output is active
  • Videocruncher Lite does not support PIP at all and has a maximum resolution of 384×288 only
Ingenieurbüro Helfrich VideoCruncher & VideoCruncher Lite -  front side
front side
Ingenieurbüro Helfrich VideoCruncher & VideoCruncher Lite -  back side
back side

Company
Newtronic Technologies, Italy
Date
1988,1989,1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port, parallel port, floppy port
    framegrabber
  • grabs images in all resolutions of the OCS chip set including interlaced overscan screen modes
  • works internally in 24 bits
  • can save images in EHB, HAM, SHAM and IFF24
  • composite (1× BNC) and Y/C (separate chrominance and luminance - 2× BNC) inputs
  • the input has to be selected manually by a switch
  • brightness, contrast, saturation and tracking knobs
  • connects to the parallel and RGB ports
  • the display can be toggled between the Amiga and video input by a switch
  • takes power from the floppy connector
  • metallic case
Newtronic Technologies Videon I / II / III -  front side
front side
Newtronic Technologies Videon I / II / III -  rear side
rear side

Company
Newtronic Technologies, Italy
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port, parallel port, floppy port
    framegrabber
  • grabs images in all resolutions of the AGA chip set including interlaced overscan screen modes
  • works internally in 24 bits
  • can save images in EHB, HAM, SHAM, Dynamic HiRes and HAM8
  • supports the Harlequin, Visiona and Video DAC 18 devices for display
  • composite (1× BNC) and Y/C (separate chrominance and luminance - 2× BNC) inputs
  • the input has to be selected manually by a switch
  • brightness, contrast and saturation knobs
  • connects to the parallel and RGB ports
  • the display can be toggled between the Amiga and video input by a switch
  • does not work well with multisync monitors
  • takes power from the floppy connector
  • plastic case

Company
Rombo Productions, UK
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    realtime framegrabber
  • grabs 4096 colour images in less than a second, or 16 gray level monochrome images in 1/50 seconds
  • 320×512 PAL (interlaced)
  • 320×400 NTSC (interlaced)
  • displays images up to 640×512
  • can display images in 256 grays or in HAM8
  • constantly updating monochrome preview
  • colour images are grabbed in three passes (R, G, B) and mixed together by software
  • one Composite and one S-VHS input - multiple video sources can be connected and selected by software
  • takes power from the external floppy disk port
Rombo Productions Vidi Amiga 12 -  top side
top side

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Company
Rombo Productions, UK
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    realtime framegrabber
  • 24 bit realtime framegrabbing - 1/50 sec non-interlaced, 1/25 sec interlaced
  • automatically detects and decodes PAL, NTSC and SECAM TV standards
  • twin A/D converters digitise Chrominance and Luminance signals at 27 MHz
  • grabs images quickly into its own memory but transferring and displaying through the parallel port is slow
  • two Composite and one S-VHS input - multiple video sources can be connected and selected by software
  • previews grabs in 16 or 256 grey levels or as 1/4 size full colour HAM8
  • displays images up to 1472×576
  • can use a Retina or Harlequin graphics card to display grabbed images
  • requires an external power supply (9V DC, 500mA) which is not supplied with the unit
    Vidi 12 RT
  • 384 kB RAM
  • 360×576 PAL (interlaced)
  • 360×476 NTSC (interlaced)
  • 24 bit, 2:0.5:0.5 YUV
  • upgradable to Vidi 24 RT
    Vidi 24 RT
  • 1 MB RAM
  • 720×576 (interlaced)
  • 720×476 NTSC (interlaced)
  • 24 bit, 4:1:1 YUV
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Main board, front side
Rombo Productions Vidi Amiga 12 RT / 24 RT - Main board back side
Main board, back side
Rombo Productions Vidi Amiga 12 RT / 24 RT - RAM board front side
RAM board, front side
Rombo Productions Vidi Amiga 12 RT / 24 RT - RAM board back side
RAM board, back side

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Company
Quantum Leap, UK
Date
1995
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    realtime framegrabber
  • 24 bit realtime framegrabbing - 1/50 sec non-interlaced, 1/25 sec interlaced
  • automatically detects and decodes PAL, NTSC and SECAM TV standards
  • grabs images quickly into its own memory but transferring and displaying through the parallel port is slow
  • two Composite and one S-VHS input - multiple video sources can be connected and selected by software
  • previews grabs in 16 or 256 grey levels or as 1/4 size full colour HAM8
  • can use a Retina or Harlequin graphics card to display grabbed images
  • requires an external power supply (9V DC, 500mA) which is not supplied with the unit
    Vidi 24 RT
  • 384 kB RAM
  • 380×576 PAL (interlaced)
  • 320×476 NTSC (interlaced)
  • 24 bit, 2:1:1 YUV
  • upgradable to Vidi 24 RT Pro
    Vidi 24 RT Pro
  • 1 MB RAM
  • 760×576 (interlaced)
  • 640×476 NTSC (interlaced)
  • 24 bit, 4:1:1 YUV

Company
X-Pert Computer Services / Prodev, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
  • X-Calibur is the optional video module of Merlin
  • activates Merlin's S-VHS and Composite output connectors
  • provides S-VHS and Composite inputs
  • it runs only in Z2 mode of Merlin, due to limitations of the ET4000W32
  • a switch is provided for easily switching Merlin between Z2 and Z3
X-Pert Computer Services / Prodev X-Calibur - Merlin with X-Calibur  front side
Merlin with X-Calibur, front side
X-Pert Computer Services / Prodev X-Calibur -  front side
front side
X-Pert Computer Services / Prodev X-Calibur -  back side
back side

Company
Electronic Design, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
    colour splitter
  • allows grabbing of colour images with monochrome digitisers
  • manual or automatic operation
  • splits colours automatically for Deluxe View and DigiView
  • composite and Y/C inputs
  • can be used as a Y/C to RGB converter
  • adjustable colour, contrast and luminance levels of the video input
Electronic Design Y/C-Colorsplitter - Y/C-Colorsplitter  front side
Y/C-Colorsplitter, front side
Electronic Design Y/C-Colorsplitter - Y/C-Colorsplitter  rear side
Y/C-Colorsplitter, rear side

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