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Company
Hama, Germany
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port, joystick port
    video edit controller
  • receives commands from the Amiga through the parallel port and converts them to serial data for the 7 pin mini-DIN player and recorder remote ports
  • the video player must have an edit terminal, either 5 pin Edit (Panasonic), Control-L, Remote or LANC (Sony)
  • the video recorder is controlled through its infra-red port, meaning:
    • it cannot be connected in the same manner as the player
    • single-frame accuracy can never be achieved, just &plusminus;4 frames
    • the communication is one way, the Amiga does not receive any feedback from the recorder - any fluctuation in the deck's mechanism or skipping of the control track is not compensated for or spotted by the Amiga
    • to keep frame drifting to a minimum, the software offers an auxiliary frame counter which lets the user compensate for the pre-roll and post-roll of both decks
  • jog shuttle control - the start of cut-ins and finishing of cut-outs can be easily and accurately located
  • cuts are added to and stored in an edit decision list (EDL)
  • ARexx port
  • takes power from the joystick port
Hama A-Cut -  top side
top side

Company
ReadySoft, Canada
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000

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-
Interface
floppy port
Zorro II
    Apple Macintosh emulation
  • connects to the external floppy port
  • DB19 connector for a Macintosh floppy disk drive (only double side DD supported, no single side or HD)
  • two ROM sockets
  • A-Max v1.0 (1989)
    • Workbench 1.3 and floppy based
    • can use Apple 64 kB or 128 kB ROMs
    • works with up to System 6.0.3
    • support for three Amiga DD floppy drives and one Mac drive
    • clock support for A500 / A2000
    • conversion between the Apple ImageWriter and an Epson compatible 9 pin dot-matrix printer
  • A-Max v2.0 (A-Max II 1990)
    • accepts only 128 kB ROMs from Mac Plus or 512Ke
    • works with up to System 6.0.8
    • time clock enhancements
    • supports memory management units (MMU) on accelerator cards
    • supports the ECS chip set and Workbench 2.0
    • supports A-Max partitions on Amiga hard disks
    • supports SCSI devices
    • supports playing digitized sound
  • A-Max v2.5 (1992)
    • works with up to System 7.0
    • virtual scrolling screens up to 2048x2048
    • supports file transfers to Amiga FFS partitions
    • allows reading Mac floppies on Amiga drives
    • extended keyboard emulation
    • A1200 and A4000 compatible
ReadySoft A-Max & A-Max II - without cover front side
without cover, front side
ReadySoft A-Max & A-Max II - without cover back side
without cover, back side
ReadySoft A-Max & A-Max II - with cover top side
with cover, top side
ReadySoft A-Max & A-Max II - with cover bottom side
with cover, bottom side
ReadySoft A-Max & A-Max II - cover view bottom side
cover view, bottom side

Advert (US)
1989-05

Advert (US)
1990-08

Advert (US)
1992-12

Advert (US)
1993-01

Company
Microdeal, UK
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port, serial port
  • A.M.A.S - Advanced MIDI Amiga Sampler
  • 8 bit stereo soundsampler
  • up to 28 kHz sampling rate
  • samples are stored in up to 8 memory banks, up to 10 stereo samples per bank
  • load and save in RAW or IFF
  • audio connections:
    • 1× stereo input (2× RCA)
    • 1× microphone input (jack)
    • 1× MIDI In
    • 1× MIDI Out
    • 1× MIDI Through
  • up to four voice polyphonic MIDI operation
  • samples can be mapped across MIDI channel range
  • each sample can be assigned to a MIDI note value
  • connects to the Amiga via the parallel and serial ports
Microdeal A.M.A.S -  front side
front side
Microdeal A.M.A.S -  rear side
rear side
Microdeal A.M.A.S - without cover rear side
without cover, rear side
Microdeal A.M.A.S - without cover front side
without cover, front side

Advert (GB)
1988-11

Advert (GB)
1991-07

Advert (US)
1991-09

Company
MicroniK, Germany
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 1 MB RAM
  • eight 256k×4 DIPs
  • battery backed up clock
  • connects to the trapdoor slot

Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
2006
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 1 MB Chip RAM
  • two 256k×16, 60 ns SOJ chips
  • battery backed-up clock
  • leak proof non-rechargable lithium battery
  • A1200 compatible clock port

Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
1999
Amiga
A600
Interface
68000 socket
    clock port interface
  • provides an A1200 compatible clockport connector for the A600
  • connects onto the Gayle chip
  • designed to fit together with all A600 processor boards as well as the metal harddisk holder
  • prepared to carry all components of a SilverSurfer but only the Gayle socket and the 22 pin clockport header is assembled
Individual Computers A600 Interface Expander - with SilverSurfer attached front side
with SilverSurfer attached, front side
Individual Computers A600 Interface Expander -  back side
back side

Company
Commodore, USA
Date
1992
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 512 kB or 1 MB Chip RAM
  • one or two 256k×16, 80 ns SOJs, soldered on board
  • battery backed up clock
  • metal shield
  • connects to the trapdoor slot

Company
3-State, Germany
Date
1992
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 1 MB Chip RAM
  • eight DIP sockets with 256k×4, 70 ns chips
  • fits into the trapdoor connector
  • battery backed-up clock
3-State A602 -  front side
front side
3-State A602 -  back side
back side

Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
2009
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
    memory expansion
  • 1 MB Chip RAM
  • 8 128K×8 SRAM chips, soldered to the board
  • battery backed-up clock
  • A1200 compatible clock port
  • Denise socket, meant for the Indivision ECS flicker fixer
    notes
  • the RF shield of the A600 has to be modified in order to install the A603
  • an installed Apollo 630 processor board collides with the Denise socket - using it together with the A603 is possible by separating them with a small spacer, but the Indivision will not fit
  • in the retail package a CR2032 battery is not included due to WEEE restrictions

Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
2011
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
    memory expansion
  • 1 MB Chip RAM
  • RAM chips are soldered to the board
  • battery backed-up clock
  • two A1200 compatible clock ports, the secondary port has a 60% higher transfer speed
  • Denise socket, meant for the Indivision ECS flicker fixer
    notes
  • the RF shield of the A600 has to be removed in order to install all options
  • only clockport expansions with cable can be attached due to space constraints
  • a small riser card for the secondary clock port is included to allow direct connection of a Subway USB controller
  • in the retail package the (needed) CR1220 battery is not included due to WEEE restrictions

Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
2013
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
    memory expansion
  • 1 MB Chip RAM
  • RAM chips are soldered to the board
  • two A1200 compatible clock ports, the secondary port has a 60% higher transfer speed (benefits e.g. the USB module RapidRoad)
  • additional clock port for the RTC module from Individual Computers
  • Denise socket, meant for the Indivision ECS flicker fixer
    notes
  • the RF shield of the A600 has to be removed in order to install all options
  • only clockport expansions with cable can be attached due to space constraints
  • a small riser card for the secondary clock port is included to allow direct connection of a Subway USB controller

Company
QuesTronix, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    Commodore 64 emulation
  • the hardware part allows connecting C64 disk drives and printers
  • does not contain real C64 ROMs
  • the software part emulates the C64 through AmigaOS system libraries
  • integrated MOS 6510 machine language monitor - gives the user full reign over the 6510 internal memory and registers
  • machine language program input through 6510 mnemonic codes
  • the 16 colour palette of the C64 is fully customisable from the Amiga's palette of 4096 hues
  • supports Commodore 64 disk drives as the devices 8 through 11, just like a real Commodore 64 - these drives can be either simulated, mapped onto directories on the Amiga's filesystem, or real 1541 compatible drives connected to the hardware adapter
  • casette drives are not supported
  • connects to the parallel port
  • AGA machines have to be run in Enhanced Chip Set graphics mode (set in the Early Startup Menu)
  • 68040 machines need to disable copyback mode
  • developed by the same programmer as the Go-64!
QuesTronix A64 -  front side
front side
QuesTronix A64 -  front side
front side
QuesTronix A64 -  left side
left side
QuesTronix A64 -  rear side
rear side

Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
2013
Amiga
A600
Interface
68000 socket
Autoconfig ID
4626 / 70
    processor
  • CPU: 68020 @ 16,7 MHz, QFP
  • processor is soldered to the board
    memory
  • 16 MB RAM, soldered to the board
  • no waitstates
  • 5 MB are autoconfigured, more can be added by software (ACAtune)
    • 1 MB RAM is always mapped to address 0x00c00000
  • up to 10.8 MB in total can be used as FastRAM
    notes
  • disable jumper, disables CPU and RAM
  • NMI connector for freezer function
    • if card is deactivated via disable jumper, it just raises a level 7 IRQ
  • MapROM function
  • compatible with A600 boards featuring Gayle v01
  • PCMCIA compatible

Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
2010
Amiga
A600
Interface
68000 socket
Autoconfig ID
4626 / 69
    processor
  • CPU: 68030 @ 25 / 30 MHz, PGA
    • 30 MHz version features an underclocked 33 MHz CPU
    memory
  • 25 MHz version: 32 MB
  • 30 MHz version: 64 MB
  • autoconfiguration of memory
    notes
  • asynchronous design
  • fast 2-1-1-1 burst timing
  • can be installed together with Indivision ECS and A603
  • disable jumper
  • large heat sink that doubles as carrier for the hard disk
  • boot selector jumper: if set, disables the internal disk drive (external drives start at df0:)
    • useful when A603 and Indivision ECS are installed, as the latter would conflict with an internal disk drive
  • 'no disk' jumper: if set, all drives appear empty
  • Z2 memory range stays free (PCMCIA friendly)
  • no RTC (present on A603)
  • not compatible with A300 board (Gayle v02 is needed)
  • MapROM function

Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
2006
Amiga
A600
Interface
68000 socket
    processor
  • 68030 @ 33 MHz clocked at 40 MHz, PGA
  • no FPU option
    memory
  • one 72 pin SIMM socket accept up to 128 MB RAM
  • 512 kB flash memory
  • PCMCIA friendly
  • memory disable jumper
    notes
  • connects onto the top of the 68000 CPU
  • low-heat design
  • card has never been sold due to the SIMM socket not being RoHS compliant - the whole charge of cards had to be recycled

Company
Wilcom, Australia
Date
1995
Amiga
any Amiga
No description available.

Advert (US)
1995-07

Company
Alfa Data, Taiwan
Date
1993
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 1 MB Chip RAM
  • eight 256k×4 DIPs
  • fits into the trapdoor slot
  • battery backed-up clock
  • disable jumper

Company
Alfa Data, Taiwan
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    handy scanner
  • scans monochrome and grey shades
    • AlfaScan / AlfaScan-A: supports 128 gray shades
    • AlfaScan-Plus: supports 256 gray shades
  • 400 dpi optical resolution
  • 105 mm scan width
  • status LED
  • buzzer to indicate over speed during scanning
  • scan start button
  • controls: contrast, resolution (100/200/300/400 dpi), dithering/bit depth (1 text and 3 photo settings)
  • supplied scale to support scanning larger pages ("AlfaScale")
    scanner interface
  • connects to the parallel port
  • for use with A1000, an adaptor is needed
  • 8 pin Mini-DIN connector for scanner
  • no passthrough connector
  • external power supply

Advert (US)
1991-12

Advert (US)
1992-12

Advert (US)
1993-02

Advert (US)
1993-04

Company
Hydra Systems, UK
Date
1992
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
    Ethernet interface
  • contains an IBM made PCMCIA Ethernet adapter
  • 16 kB buffer
  • BNC connector (10Base2)
  • SANA II compatible driver (hydrapcm.device)
Hydra Systems AmigaNet PCMCIA -  front side
front side

Company
Mimetics, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • a very simple genlock which synchronizes with and overlays graphic on a video signal
  • it was introduced as Imagen, but theat name was already copyrighted by a printer manufacturer company
  • works only in interlaced screen modes
  • composite input and output
  • connects directly into the RGB port
  • DB9 RGB passthrough connector
  • separate NTSC and PAL versions
Mimetics AmiGen -  top side
top side

Advert (DE)
1988-03

Advert (US)
1988-03

Company
Archos, France
Date
1994
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
    IDE controller
  • a very simple device containing no additional logic circuit - the hard disk is connected straight to the PCMCIA slot with a ribbon cable
  • small footprint - 3" × 4.5"
  • place for a 2.5" drive inside the case
  • takes power from the A1200
  • autobooting and automounting (by the Kickstart ROM)
  • works together with the built-in hard disk of the A1200 / A600

Advert (FR)
1994-04

Company
Phoenix Microtechnologies, Australia
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • 8 bit mono sound sampler
  • maximum sampling rate: > 20 kHz
  • monaural input: 1× RCA (line input) and 1× microphone input (jack)
  • jumper to select either RCA or microphone jack as input
  • level adjustment knob (gain control)
  • provided with schematic in the manual and hints how to change certain properties (gain, roll-off, sampling rate) by changing components on the PCB
  • connects to the parallel port
  • AP420.pdf
    Manual (including schematic)
    1244 kB

Company
ACT Elektronik, Germany
Date
1995
Amiga
A600
Interface
68000 socket
Autoconfig ID
8704 / 0
    processor
  • 68020 @ 25 MHz PGA
  • 68882 @ 25 MHz PLCC
    memory
  • one 72 pin SIMM socket accepts 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1, 2, 4, 8 MB SIMMs
  • accepts FastPage and EDO RAM
    notes
  • conflicts with the PCMCIA port if more than 4 MB memory is installed
  • connects onto top of the 68000 CPU
  • memory shut-off switch
ACT Elektronik Apollo 620 -  front side
front side

Company
ACT Elektronik, Germany
Date
1997
Amiga
A600
Interface
68000 socket
Autoconfig ID
8738 / 35
    processor
  • 68030 @ 33 - 50 MHz PGA
  • 68882 @ 33 - 50 MHz PLCC
    memory
  • one 72 pin SIMM socket accepts 32 MB RAM
  • supports 4, 8, 16, 32 MB SIMMs single or double sided
  • accepts FastPage and EDO RAM
    notes
  • does not conflict with the PCMCIA port at any SIMM size
  • connects onto top of the 68000 CPU
  • memory disable jumper
ACT Elektronik Apollo 630 (Viper 630) -  front side
front side
ACT Elektronik Apollo 630 (Viper 630) -  front side
front side
ACT Elektronik Apollo 630 (Viper 630) -  back side
back side

Company
HiSoft, UK
Date
1995
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
  • 12 or 16 bit stereo soundsampler
  • the 16 bit version has an AD1847 DSP
  • direct to hard disk recording
  • up to 60 kHz sampling into RAM
  • up to 40 kHz sampling to hard disk
  • 72 dB signal to noise ratio
  • six RCA connectors:
    • 1 stereo input for digitizing
    • 1 stereo input for mixing the Amiga sound
    • 1 stereo output
  • the sampling software supports playing and editing of 8 / 12 / 16 bit mono and stereo samples
  • supported by OctaMED from v5.04
  • AHI driver
HiSoft Aura -  front side
front side
HiSoft Aura -  back side
back side

Advert (GB)
1994-12

Advert (GB)
1995-02

Company
Expansion Systems, USA
Date
1992
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • eight DIP sockets for 512 kB or 1 MB RAM
  • accepts 256k×4 DIPs in groups of four, 100 ns or faster
  • fits into the trapdoor connector
  • battery backed-up clock
  • disable jumper
Expansion Systems BASEboard 601 -  front side
front side
Expansion Systems BASEboard 601 -  back side
back side

Company
W.A.W. Elektronik, Germany
Date
1992
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 1 MB Chip RAM
  • eight socketed 256k×4 DIPs
  • connects to the trapdoor slot
  • battery backed-up clock
  • disable jumper

Company
G2 Systems, UK
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port, parallel port
    genlock
  • a broadcast quality genlock in a 19" rack mount enclosure
  • composite, Y/C, RGB and Y/Cr/Cb modes
  • the function of the video input and output connectors (Keyer 1-3, 6× BNC, 2× mini-DIN) depend on the video mode selected on the front panel:
    Keyer 1Keyer 2Keyer 3
    CVBS/YC modeCVBSYC
    RGB modeGRB
    Y/Cr/Cb modeYCrCb
  • composite, Y/C and RGBS outputs of the Amiga signal (5× BNC, 1× mini-DIN) - all are constantly available regardless of the selected video mode
  • the Y/C keyer BNC terminals are parallel with the 4 pin mini-DIN Y/C multipoles - both outputs should not be used simultaneously
  • key output (a standard non-composite waveform) for use with a video mixer (1× BNC)
  • reference input with loop connector (2× BNC)
  • must be provided with a stable accurate reference - direct videotape signals are not suitable
  • cross fade with external background signal
  • crossfade, key and fade to black via sliders on a separate remote control
  • background mode: colour zero is set to the overlay colour, video is seen through
  • foreground mode: the colour to be made transparent is controlled by a rotary switch
  • adjustable key colour, subcarrier and horizontal phase
  • can be used to encode the RGB output of a genlocked Harlequin graphics card, but it is not possible to obtain a signal mixed or keyed over a background video source using the VC3 internal keyers
  • software control via the parallel port
  • separate PAL and NTSC models
  • internal power supply
    optional RGB-Link board
  • enables an external linear RGB signal to be processed the same way as the Amiga signal
  • input the RGB-Link board is via a DB25 connector which replaces the Amiga software control port - the Amiga computer control facility is lost
  • switching between Amiga and external RGB is provided by the manual/computer switch on the front panel
    VC3C variant
  • provides all functions of the VC3 except for the 3 channels of keying
  • if fitted, the following ports are not available for use:
    • keyer inputs
    • Amiga control port
    • remote control port
    VC3B variant
  • provides RGB, Sync and key outputs only
  • if fitted, the following ports are not available for use:
    • keyer inputs and outputs (3 channels)
    • PAL and Y/C outputs
    • Amiga control port
    • remote control port
  • if fitted, the following front panel controls are not available for use:
    • RGB/CVBS/YCrCb switch
    • 2 subcarrier phase controls

Company
Electronic Design / ProDAD, Germany
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port, parallel port
    video edit controller
  • CAVIN - Computer, Audio and Video Integration
  • supports recorders with 5 pin Edit (Panasonic), LANC (Sony), Control-L, RS-232 and RS-422 interfaces
  • other recorders are controlled through their infra-red ports - in this case single frame accuracy is impossible
  • RCTC, VITC and RAPID timecode support
  • works together with ClariSSA, Monument Titler and Adorage
  • ARexx port

Advert (DE)
1995-12

Company
BSC / Alfa Data, Germany
Date
1994
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
    CD-ROM controller
  • supports Mitsumi CD-ROM drives only:
    • LU-005S single speed
    • FX-001S single speed
    • FX-001D double speed
  • no autobooting capability
  • delivered with CacheCDFS CD-ROM filesystem
  • CD1200-27.dms
    install disk
    CacheCDFS v2.7 (16.3.1995), Install Script v43.2 (11.04.95)

    281 kB

Advert (GB)
1994-08

Company
BSC / Alfa Data, Germany
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
    CD-ROM controller
  • plugs into side PCMCIA connector
  • 40 pin IDE header
  • supports standard standard IDE and proprietary Mitsumi CD-ROM drives (LU-005S, FX-001S, FX-001D)
  • no autobooting capability
  • delivered with CacheCDFS CD-ROM filesystem
  • shares the case with it's predecessor, the CD1200, so both expansions can be easily confused
  • CD1200Plus-27.dms
    install disk
    CacheCDFS v2.7 (16.3.1995), Install Script v43.2 (11.04.95)

    281 kB

Company
Maxon Computer, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
    Atari ST emulation
  • a 5×12 cm board without case connecting to the external floppy disk connector
  • two sockets for Atari ROMs (delivered with TOS 1.2)
  • up to eight Atari environments can run at one time
  • AmigaOS and TOS run exclusively, not parallel, but the user can switch between them anytime
  • the special "Overtake" mode removes AmigaOS, running only TOS
  • video modes:
    • 640×400 - 736×568 (HighRes), monochrome
    • 640×200 - 736×284 (MedRes), 4 colours
    • 320×200 - 368×284 (LowRes), 16 colours
    • by reducing the vertical resolution, up to 70 Hz is possible
    • does not support ECS modes
    • with Fat Agnus 8372A, either PAL or NTSC can be used
  • does not simulate the Atari hardware registers
    • programs hitting the hardware do not run
    • copy protected software and games generally do not work
    • a patch is supplied to run important software like Signum 2, TurboC 2.0 or Stad
  • hard disk support needs special drivers - hardfiles are not supported, the emulation requires dedicated Atari partitions
  • cannot read the special hyperformatted (>720 kB) floppy disks
  • provides up to two RAM disks
  • although the TOS does not support other than the 68000 processor, the emulation can run programs faster with later processors
  • does not emulate the Atari MIDI interface
Maxon Computer Chamäleon -  front side
front side

Company
MicroSearch, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
  • combines live video over Amiga graphics
  • composite input and output (2× BNC)
  • connects to the RGB port between the Amiga and the genlock
  • disable switch (Genlock / Chroma) - in Genlock position the video signal is passed through unaffected
  • the Normal / Invert switch selects between blue background or subject-area dropout
  • the keyed chroma level is adjustable by the slider
  • external power supply

Advert (US)
1991-04

Company
MicroSearch, USA
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
  • combines live video over other video sources
  • composite input and output (2× BNC)
  • Y/C input - selectable by a jumper inside the ChromaKey's box
  • connects to the RGB port between the Amiga and the genlock or directly to a Video Toaster
  • disable switch (Genlock / Chroma) - in Genlock position the video signal is passed through unaffected
  • the Normal / Invert switch selects between blue background or subject-area dropout
  • the keyed chroma level is adjustable by the slider
  • gives Video Toaster users the choice between luma and chroma keying and is controlled completely from the Switcher
  • procedure of operating with the Toaster:
    • ChromaKey's video output goes into Toaster's Input 1 through a time base corrector
    • the background video to be keyed over is connected to Input 2
    • ChromaKey's key output is connected to either Input 3 or 4
    • the switches and the slider is bypassed, the key effect is controlled by the Switcher
    • in the Switcher set the Program Bus to Video 1, the Preview Bus to Video 2, and the Overlay Bus to Input 3 or 4 (where ChromaKey's key out is connected)
    • select the Art Card effect and set the luminance key to white
    • use the T-Bar to reveal the video background
  • external power supply
    jumper settings
    J1
    ON
    OFF
    J2
    OFF
    ON
    - key color
    - red (R-Y)
    - blue (B-Y)
    J3
    1-2
    2-3
    - key selection
    - chrominance part of Y/C
    - derived from composite
MicroSearch ChromaKey + - Case front side
Case, front side
MicroSearch ChromaKey + - Case left side
Case, left side
MicroSearch ChromaKey + - Case right side
Case, right side
MicroSearch ChromaKey + - Case opened front side
Case opened, front side
MicroSearch ChromaKey + - Case opened top side
Case opened, top side

Company
Microdeal / HiSoft, UK
Date
1997
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port, serial port
  • 16 bit stereo soundsampler
  • up to 44.1 kHz sampling rate
  • can play up to four samples simultaneously on an A1200, only one on an A500
  • audio connections:
    • 1 stereo input (2× RCA)
    • 1 stereo output (2× RCA)
    • 1 MIDI In
    • 1 MIDI Out
  • there's no audio mixer for the Amiga audio output
  • the hardware and the bundled sampler software lacks an input volume slider
  • the sampling software does not output anything while sampling - it cannot be monitored when to start and stop the recording
  • connects to the Amiga via the parallel and serial ports
  • AHI driver
Microdeal / HiSoft Clarity 16 - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
Microdeal / HiSoft Clarity 16 - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side
Microdeal / HiSoft Clarity 16 - Case opened front side
Case opened, front side
Microdeal / HiSoft Clarity 16 - Exterior top side
Exterior, top side
Microdeal / HiSoft Clarity 16 - Exterior bottom side
Exterior, bottom side

Advert (GB)
1993-10

Advert (GB)
1993-12

Company
Combitec, Germany
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port, parallel port
    radio clock
  • DCF77 time code receiver and internal quartz clock
  • displays current time and has typical clock functions like alarm setting or slumber mode
  • LED indicates time code synchronization
  • 4 control buttons: alarm off, slumber, mode and date
  • connects to the serial port ("Clock 77 S") or parallel port ("Clock 77 P")
  • 4 relay control outputs
  • 32 times can be set to either emit an acoustic signal or control one of the 4 outputs
  • optional mains outlet allows switching of 220V devices
  • software to set the Amiga system clock (SetDcfClock)

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Company
Turbotech, UK
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
floppy port
    clock
  • battery backed up realtime clock
  • connects to the disk drive port
  • no passthrough connector - the 25 pin connector has no function (not connected internally)
  • special driver needed, doesn't support setclock command
Turbotech Clock Cartridge -  front side
front side

Company
Elbox, Poland
Date
2002
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
mouse port
    mouse interface adapter
  • allows the connection of PC mice and trackballs by converting PC mouse protocols to Amiga format
  • basic movements and the three mouse buttons do not require software - the conversion is done by a microprocessor
  • mouse wheels (vertical and horizontal movement) and 4th and 5th mouse buttons need driver software
  • supports PS/2 and USB-PS/2 mice using the following protocols: Standard 3-byte PS/2, Microsoft Intellimouse wheel, Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer wheel, Genius NetScroll Optical
  • Mr Mysza means Mr Mouse in Polish
  • Punchinello is a name variation by Power Computing
  • EZMouse is a name variation by Eyetech

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
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    external framebuffer
  • screenmodes of NTSC version:
    • 320×200, 384×240, 320×400, 384×480 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24, 48 bits
    • 640×200, 768×240, 640×400, 768×480 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24 bits
  • screenmodes of PAL version:
    • 320×256, 384×296, 320×512, 384×580 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24, 48 bits
    • 640×256, 768×296, 640×512, 768×580 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24 bits
  • the 48 bit mode means a 24 bit image with a 24 bit overlay
  • plugs into the 23 pin video port - it uses the four digital signals intended for digital TTY monitors (red, green, blue and intensity) to transfer image data to the board from Chip RAM
  • 1.5 MB display memory (12 ZIPs)
  • can store up to four 24 bit colour frames at once
  • realtime animation of 4096 colour frames
  • the ColorBurst memory can be written by the Blitter
  • realtime horizontal and vertical scrolling
  • dynamic Amiga graphics overlay
  • supported fileformats: IFF24, IFF21, RGB8, TIFF, REND
  • when not displaying 24 bit images, it passes through the normal Amiga video
  • compatible with flicker-fixers but may have problems with certain genlocks (the Video Toaster requires modifications in order to work with the ColorBurst)
  • an 5" × 2" × 8" unit with internal cooling fan
  • power and activity indicator lights
  • external power supply

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Company
Migraph, USA
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    handy scanner
  • scans in 162.144 colors (18 bit), monochrome or 64 grey shades
  • 400 dpi optical resolution
  • 105 mm scan width
  • scan start button
  • 5 scan modes: 18 bit color, 12 bit color, grayscale, dithered halftone (color), line art (monochrome)
  • selectable resolutions are 50/100/200/300/400 dpi
  • controls on the scan unit: brightness, contrast, scan mode, dithering pattern (only used for dithered color / monochrome)
  • supplied ColorKit software supports saving in 24 bit IFF, HAM8 and HAM6
  • RAM required for 12 bit mode is 2 MB, and 4 MB for 18 bit scan mode
  • OCR software supplied
    scanner interface
  • connects to the parallel port
  • 8 pin Mini-DIN connector for scanner
  • no passthrough connector
  • external power supply
  • not compatible with A1000

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Company
Microdeal, UK
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
    colour splitter
  • allows grabbing of colour still images with the Microdeal VideoMaster or VideoMaster AGA
  • the splitter is switched from software
  • adjustable red / green / blue and saturation levels

Company
Expansion Systems, USA
Date
1993
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
IDE header
    external IDE case
  • connects to the Amiga internal IDE header by a ribbon cable
  • place for a 3.5" or 2.5" drive inside the case (40 and 44 pin IDE connectors)
  • works together with the built-in hard disk of the A1200 / A600
  • power can be supplied by the Amiga (from the internal floppy power connector) or by an external power supply
  • autobooting and automounting (by the Kickstart ROM)
  • the A600 must have Kickstart v37.350
Expansion Systems DataFlyer XDS -  front side
front side
Expansion Systems DataFlyer XDS -  inside side
inside side

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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Company
Digital Creations / Progressive Image, USA
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
  • allows DCTV to output its display onto an RGB monitor instead of composite
  • allows a genlock to superimpose the DCTV picture over live video
  • allows combining DCTV and standard Amiga screen modes in presentations

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Company
Hagenau Computer, Germany
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • 8 bit mono sound sampler
  • 5.585 to 28.603 kHz sampling rate
  • level adjustment knob
  • load and save in IFF and Sonix with 1 to 5 octaves
  • monaural input (1× RCA)
  • connects to the parallel port

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

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Company
Peter Biet Computerdesign, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite input and output (2× RCA)
  • Y/C input and output (2× mini-DIN)
  • transcoding between composite and Y/C
  • the input source has to be selected manually by a switch
  • colour adjustment knob for the incoming video signal
  • brightness, contrast, red, green and blue adjustment knobs for the combined video signal
  • keyed mode - colour zero is transparent, all others float above the live video backdrop
  • inverse keyed mode - colour zero is solid, all other colours produce holes
  • two sliders for independent fading of computer and video image, and for wipe effects
  • vertical, horizontal and diagonal wipes
  • timer knob for setting the duration of automatic effects - can be adjusted during effects for dynamic results
  • colour bar generator
  • blackburst generator for recording Amiga graphics without incoming video signal
  • built in automatic color splitter for Deluxe View and DigiView Gold
    • both can be installed internally or externally, to the internal or external DB25 parallel port
    • the Digi-Gen has to be connected to the Amiga's parallel and joystick ports
    • when the the digitizer is installed internally, the external DB25 port acts as a parallel passthrough port - the DI/PR switch selects between the digitizer and passthrough
    • when installed outside, the digitizer is fed with composite video signal through the DI output connector (RCA)
  • internal power supply
Peter Biet Computerdesign Digi-Gen -  top side
top side
Peter Biet Computerdesign Digi-Gen -  rear side
rear side
Peter Biet Computerdesign Digi-Gen - Case opened top side
Case opened, top side

Company
Peter Biet Computerdesign, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite input, output and bypass (3× RCA)
  • Y/C input, output and bypass (3× mini-DIN)
  • two RGB inputs (for connecting two Amigas), one output and one bypass (4× DB9)
  • transcoding between composite and Y/C
  • the video and RGB sources have to be selected manually by switches
  • brightness, contrast, colour, red, green and blue adjustment knobs
  • keying, luma keyingt and inverse keying
  • five sliders - level, fader, wipe, wipe with sound, luma key
  • vertical, horizontal and diagonal wipes
  • timer knob for setting the duration of automatic effects - can be adjusted during effects for dynamic results
  • test pattern generator
  • blackburst generator for recording Amiga graphics without incoming video signal
  • built in automatic color splitter for Deluxe View and DigiView Gold digitizers
    • the Digi-Gen II has to be connected to the Amiga's joystick ports
    • the digitizer is fed with composite video signal through the DI output connector (RCA)
  • PAL only
  • internal power supply
    audio mixer
  • two stereo inputs (4× RCA)
  • microphone input
  • stereo output (2× RCA)
  • four level adjustment sliders for the three input channels and for the output

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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Company
HK-Computer, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
floppy port
  • allows attaching external floppy drives without daisy chaining them
  • three DB23 floppy ports
  • selector switches for every port
HK-Computer Drive Expander -  front side
front side
HK-Computer Drive Expander -  back side
back side

Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • DSS - Digital Sound Studio
  • 8 bit stereo soundsampler
  • up to 51.136 kHz sampling rate in mono and 42.613 in stereo
  • 1991: left and right input level adjustment knobs and overload LEDs
  • 1992:
    • input level adjustment from software through 256 steps with automatic adjustment (auto gain) option
    • low pass filter
    • selectable line and microphone impedance
  • work on up to 31 samples in memory
  • load and save in RAW, IFF and Sonix with 1, 3 or 5 octaves
  • stereo input (2× RCA)
  • connects to the parallel port
Great Valley Products DSS8 -  top side
top side

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Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • DSS - Digital Sound Studio
  • 8 bit stereo soundsampler
  • up to 51.136 kHz sampling rate in mono and 42.613 in stereo
  • adjustable input levels through 256 steps for both the right and left channels independently
  • auto gain - automatic adjustment of input levels
  • integrated low pass filter, programmable through 128 steps, also with automatic adjustment option
  • work on up to 31 samples in memory
  • load and save in RAW, IFF and Sonix with 1, 3 or 5 octaves
  • controllable from ARexx
  • audio connections:
    • 1× stereo input (2× RCA)
    • 1× microphone input (3.5 mm jack)
  • connects to the parallel port

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Company
M-Tec, Germany
Date
1997
Amiga
A600
Interface
68000 socket
Autoconfig ID
2192 / 51
    processor
  • 68030 @ 40 MHz, QFP
  • optional PGA FPU
    memory
  • 4 or 8 MB RAM soldered to board
  • not expandable
  • the 8 MB version rules out the PCMCIA port
    notes
  • connects onto top of the 68000 CPU
  • battery backed up clock
M-Tec E-Matrix 630 (T630 / Viper 630) -  front side
front side
M-Tec E-Matrix 630 (T630 / Viper 630) -  front side
front side
M-Tec E-Matrix 630 (T630 / Viper 630) -  back side
back side

Company
KRP Video Services, UK
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    video edit controller
  • controls to video decks and one player
  • optional control of video mixers
  • supports source decks with either 5 pin Edit (Panasonic) or LANC (Sony) interface
  • the recorder can be controlled with the above interfaces or by the infra-red sensor
  • LTC and RCTC time code support

Company
Elbox, Poland
Date
1997
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 1 MB Chip RAM
  • early revisions have 32 64k×4 ZIPs
  • late revisions have eight 256k×4 ZIPs
  • fits into the trapdoor connector
  • real time clock with auto-recharge battery

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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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
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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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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Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock and sound mixer
  • switchable dual composite input - software switching between two separate composite input sources for fast cuts between video - or a single high quality Y/C input
  • Composite to Y/C transcoder provides simultaneous composite, Y/C, and RGB outputs
  • the RGB output can be switched to provide YUV output for professional recording equipment
  • realtime ProcAmp controls allow adjustment of hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, sharpness, filtering, gain, and more
  • SECAM to PAL conversion in VCR quality
  • keyer modes include Amiga only, external video only, overlay, inverse overlay, and control of Amiga ECS and AGA special effects
  • audio processor allows software switching and mixing control of two separate monaural audio sources, with full control over volume, treble, and bass
  • can operate as an adjustable electronic RGB color splitter for direct use with the NewTek Digi-View or other slow-scan video digitizers
  • works with the Display Enhancer and FlickerFreeVideo boards for simultaneous genlocked video and deinterlaced Amiga graphics output
  • complete software control with full ARexx and CLI interfaces
  • AmigaDOS 1.3, 2.x, 3.x compatible
  • does not require separate power supply
  • inputs:
    • 2× Composite, RCA jacks
    • 1× Y/C, mini-DIN
    • 1× Component (RGB), DB25 (from Amiga DB23)
    • 2× monoaural audio, RCA jacks
    • 1× control (from Amiga DB9 joystick port)
  • outputs:
    • 1× Composite, RCA jacks
    • 1× Y/C, mini-DIN
    • 1× Component (RGB or YUV), DB23
    • 1× monoaural audio, RCA jacks
  • video input standards (user selectable):
    • NTSC-M
    • PAL-B/G/I
    • SECAM-L/B/G/K
  • video output standards (Amiga dependent):
    • NTSC-M
    • PAL-B/G/I

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Company
Datel Electronics, UK
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    handy scanner
  • used scanner model: Genius GS-4500, made by Omron
  • scans monochrome and 64 grey shades
  • 400 dpi optical resolution
  • 105 mm scan width
  • status LED
  • scan start button
  • controls: contrast, resolution (100/200/300/400 dpi), dithering/bit depth (letter and photo settings)
  • supplied with Genius Scandit software
  • the same scanner is used for Atari and IBM PC scanner interfaces
    scanner interface
  • connects to the parallel port
  • for use with A1000, an adaptor is needed
  • 8 pin Mini-DIN connector for scanner
  • no passthrough connector
  • external 12V DC power supply

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1991-12

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1991-07

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1991-12

Company
Hama, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port, joystick port
    genlock
  • composite and Y/C inputs and outputs
  • automatic input recognition with priority for the Y/C signal
  • adjustable chroma, contrast, luminance and white level (separate red, green, blue) of video and computer picture
  • built in automatic color splitter for Deluxe View and DigiView
  • independent fading of the computer and video image
  • mixing (lap dissolve) and fade to black
  • inversion of mix functions (keyhole effect)
  • Y/C to RGB conversion even without Amiga
  • copy protection decoding
  • intergrated blackburst generator permits recording without incoming video signal
  • automatic switching to genlock mode at the presence of a video signal
  • bypass switch permits direct comparison of original and processed picture - does not affect the output video
  • monitor selector switch permits display of either the mixed picture or the Amiga picture
  • compatible with the A3000's display enhancer
Hama Genlock 290 -  top side
top side
Hama Genlock 290 -  front side
front side
Hama Genlock 290 -  left side
left side
Hama Genlock 290 -  right side
right side

Company
Hama, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite and Y/C inputs and outputs (SCART connectors)
  • manual input selection
  • adjustable white level (separate red, green, blue) of the source video signal
  • software controllable color splitter for digitisers
  • compatible with the A3000's display enhancer
Hama Genlock 292 -  top side
top side

Company
MicroniK, Germany
Date
1997
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite input and output
  • color, contrast and luminance knobs for the source video signal
  • separate Amiga and video fader knobs
  • genlocked mode - colour zero is transparent, all others float above the live video backdrop
  • inverse mode (keyhole effect) - colour zero is solid, all other colours produce holes
  • DB9 connector for the SEG-200 special effects generator
  • external power supply
MicroniK Genlock MG-10 -  front side
front side
MicroniK Genlock MG-10 -  rear side
rear side

Company
MicroniK, Germany
Date
1997
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite and Y/C inputs and outputs
  • automatic input recognition with priority for the Y/C signal
  • color, contrast and luminance knobs for the source video signal
  • video signal enhancer
  • R, G, B adjustment knobs for the Amiga signal
  • separate Amiga and video fader knobs
  • bypass switch: switches the display between genlock and computer picture - does not affect the video outputs
  • alpha channel for transparent foregrounds
  • genlocked mode - colour zero is transparent, all others float above the live video backdrop
  • inverse mode (keyhole effect) - colour zero is solid, all other colours produce holes
  • DB9 connector for the SEG-200 special effects generator
  • external power supply
MicroniK Genlock MG-25 -  front side
front side
MicroniK Genlock MG-25 -  rear side
rear side

Company
Golden Image, UK
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    handy scanner
  • scans monochrome and 64 grey shades
  • 400 dpi optical resolution
  • 105 mm scan width
  • status LED
  • scan start button
  • controls: contrast, resolution (100/200/300/400 dpi), dithering/bit depth (1 letter and 3 photo settings)
  • supplied with Migraph Touch-UP software
  • the same scanner is used for Atari and IBM PC scanner interfaces
    scanner interface
  • connects to the parallel port
  • for use with A1000, an adaptor is needed
  • 8 pin Mini-DIN connector for scanner
  • no passthrough connector
  • external power supply

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1992-08

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1990-11

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1991-07

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1991-12

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1992-10

Company
BSC / Individual Computers, Germany
Date
1995
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
Autoconfig ID
2092 / 33,34
  • changes the Amiga bitplaned graphics into chunky pixel mode
  • allows specially adapted software to display 256 colors out of 262144, even on an A1000
  • maximum resolution is 768×576 pixels on AGA Amigas or 384×576 pixels on OCS / ECS Amigas
  • the image is stored in Amiga Chip RAM
  • graphics is generated by a VGA RAMDAC
  • attaches to the DB23 RGB port, the display is connected to the Graffiti
  • PAL and NTSC compatible
BSC / Individual Computers Graffiti - Exterior bottom side
Exterior, bottom side
BSC / Individual Computers Graffiti - Exterior top side
Exterior, top side
BSC / Individual Computers Graffiti - PCB front side
PCB, front side
BSC / Individual Computers Graffiti - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side

Company
Black Belt Systems, UK
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    external framebuffer
  • shares the RGB display with the Amiga - it can even display both on a split screen
  • when HAM-E detects a special display-line signature (magic cookie) in a 640 pixels wide screen, then converts it to one that is half as wide with twice as many colour bitplanes
  • a side effect of sharing the screen is that this signature data can be seen as a couple of slim lines of garbage at the top left side - they can be eliminated by using an overscan screen on which they are above the visible screen area
  • register mode:
    • analogous to the Amiga lo-res mode, whereby a hardware colour register controls the colour of each individual pixel
    • up to 256 colours from a 24 bit palette
    • supports colour cycling
  • extended HAM mode:
    • similar to the normal Amiga HAM mode
    • uses compression techniques to achieve 18 bit colour form 8 bits of data
    • diminishes precise control over individual pixel colour
  • HAM-E Plus includes hardware antialiasing
    screen modes
  • HAM-E: 384×480 (overscan NTSC), 384×560 (overscan PAL)
  • HAM-E Plus: 768×480, 768×560
    notes
  • supplied with Image Professional image processing and paint program
  • direct support for NewTek's 21 bit DigiView buffers
  • supported fileformats: IFF24, IFF, HAM, RGB8 and RGBN, Targa, GIF, Dynamic HiRes
  • compatible with external genlocks, but a special shielded cable is required to improve performance
  • plugs to the 23 pin video port, the RGB port is passed through
  • an 8" × 10" unit with external power supply

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1991-04

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1991-05

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1991-07

Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
2009
Amiga
A1000, A500, A500+, A600, A2000, A3000, A3000T
Interface
Denise socket
    flicker-fixer
  • all Amiga video modes up to Super Hires are supported and flicker-fixed (with the exception of the A2024 mode)
  • picture refresh rate of at least 60 Hz for all screen modes (can be reduced to 50 Hz to avoid tearing effects)
  • can output ECS screen modes even with an OCS denise installed, as long as a ECS Agnus is installed
  • scanline emulation for non-interlaced modes
  • built-in Graffiti emulation
  • stacked operation of two Indivision ECS allows a dual screen setup (with different content on each screen)
  • PAL and NTSC screen supported
  • supports border blanking
  • HD15 VGA connector
    • header on the board to attach the ribbon cable with the VGA connector
  • installs in the Denise socket, the Denise is replaced onto the board
  • grounding connection is recommended, a cable (with cable lugs) is provided
  • no driver needed, however additional screenmodes are supported:
    • HighGFX (1024×786)
    • HD720 (1280×720)
    • SuperPlus (800×600) - 16 colors out of 4096
  • with Picasso96 driver, 256 colors can be displayed on workbench screen
  • config tool provided to update flash memory and make adjustments to the output
  • suitable for all OCS and ECS Amigas, however acessories or modifications may be required:
    • A1000: adapter required due to the power supply being in the way
    • A500: no modification necessary
    • A500+: no modification necessary
    • A600: A603, A604 or A604n memory expansion required, metal shield (if present) has to be removed or cut
    • A2000: only for Rev. 4.1/4.3, one electrolytic capacitor (C225) must either be moved or replaced by a flatter version
    • A3000: RTC battery has to be moved or removed
    • A3000T: card has to be lifted with at least two additional sockets, covers the video slot and interferes with full-length Zorro cards in the uppermost slot
    • CDTV: no modification necessary

Company
Spirit Technology, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • looping composite input (2× BNC)
  • composite outputs (2× BNC)
  • RGB output (3× BNC)
  • key output (1× BNC)
  • NTSC and PAL versions
  • overlay fader with control selector
  • genlock disable switch (Amiga passthrough)
  • front panel can be remoted to 25 feet
  • horizontal phase adjustable to source video
  • selector for A500, A1000 and A2000 compliance

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Company
ith Kommunikationstechnik, Germany
Date
1995
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
  • two B-channels
  • supports X.75, T70NL (Btx), V.110, syncPPP, HDLC, 1TR6 and E-DSS1 (EuroISDN)
  • D-channel activity monitoring
  • driver (fossil.device) emulates a Hayes compatible modem
  • full telephone features with answering machine
  • parallel data and telephone calls
  • requires at least a 68020 processor

Company
Microdeal, UK
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • 8 bit mono soundsampler
  • AD7576 analog to digital converter
  • up to 59.6 kHz sampling rate
  • mono input (3.5 mm headphone jack)
  • no gain control possibility
  • supplied with an inaccurate and limited sampling software - it's better to use Aegis' AudioMaster instead which supports the Master Sound directly
  • connects to the parallel port
Microdeal Master Sound -  front side
front side

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1990-06

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1991-07

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
Newtronic Technologies, Italy
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite and Y/C inputs and outputs
  • the input has to be selected manually by a switch
  • genlocked mode - colour zero is transparent, all others float above the live video backdrop
  • inverse mode (keyhole effect) - colour zero is solid, all other colours produce holes
  • Amiga passthrough mode - useful for recording Amiga graphics only
  • RGB adjustment knobs for the incoming Amiga signal
  • built in black burst generator for recording the computer image without receiving a video source
  • metallic case
  • external power supply

Company
Newtronic Technologies, Italy
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite and Y/C inputs and outputs
  • the input has to be selected manually by a switch
  • connecting both Y/C and composite signals simultaneously to the genlock results in garbled output
  • genlocked mode - colour zero is transparent, all others float above the live video backdrop
  • crossfade mode - either Amiga or video is shown solid, which can be crossfaded with the fader knob
  • inverse mode (keyhole effect) - colour zero is solid, all other colours produce holes
  • saturation knob for on the fly b/w to colour transitions
  • adjustable RGB levels of the incoming Amiga signal
  • adjustable RGB levels, horizontal and vertical sync of the outgoing video signal
  • no bypass circuit - the RGB monitor passthrough can only display the same image as is being sent via the video out
  • metallic case

Company
Interactive Microsystems, USA
Date
1988-1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port
    video edit controller
  • the MediaPhile Desktop Video System product line contains various hardware and software combinations
  • the hardware may be just an infra-red controller or a device capable of controlling video decks with Control-L, Visca, RS-232 or RS-422 terminals
  • MediaPhile 1.0
    • 1× infra-red port
  • MediaPhile 2.0A
    • 2× serial outputs for Sony S-Port and JVC Swap-Control
    • 1× infra-red port
  • MediaPhile 2.0P
    • 2× MediaPhile input ports (tape counter pulse)
    • 3× serial outputs for Sony S-Port and JVC Swap-Control
    • 1× GPI trigger output
  • MediaPhile 2.0S
    • 2× serial inputs for Control-L and Lanc
    • 3× serial outputs for Sony S-Port and JVC Swap-Control
    • 2× time code inputs
    • 1× GPI trigger output
  • MediaPhile 3.0S/P
    • 4× serial ports for RS-422/232 and Lanc
    • 2× MediaPhile input ports
    • 6× time code inputs
  • the software collection can run together or independently, depending on the video systme's requirements
  • software titles include:
    • MediaEditor (EDL editing, switcher and genlock control)
    • Programmer's Toolkit (ARexx control)
    • MediaBase (presentation)
    • Media Processor (A/V equipment control)
  • RCTC time code support
  • can control genlocks which have software control panel (eg. SuperGen or GVP G-Lock)
  • can do A/B rolls with a video mixer (eg. the Video Toaster) and three video decks

Company
Microdeal, UK
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • 8 bit stereo soundsampler
  • level adjustment knob
  • direct to disk recording, but with limited sampling rate depending on the drive's transfer speed
  • load and save in RAW and IFF
  • stereo input (2× RCA)
  • connects to the parallel port
Microdeal MegaloSound -  top side
top side
Microdeal MegaloSound -  rear side
rear side
Microdeal MegaloSound -  front side
front side

Company
Microdeal, UK
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port
No description available.

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Company
Newtronic Technologies, Italy
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite and Y/C inputs and outputs
  • no transcoding between the signals
  • connecting both Y/C and composite signals simultaneously is not supported
  • fader knob - the fading range is limited
  • two switches select between the operation modes:
    • genlocked mode - colour zero is transparent, all others float above the live video backdrop
    • inverse mode (keyhole effect) - colour zero is solid, all other colours produce holes
    • video passthrough mode - Amiga graphics is hidden
    • Amiga passthrough mode - useful for recording Amiga graphics only
  • toggling the switches may cause loss of sync or loss of colour
  • unable to handle extreme overscan effectively - the left side of the Amiga screen overlaps the video image
  • plastic case - negligible shielding leads to cross interference from other video equipment

Company
Migraph, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
No description available.

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Company
Pyramid / Telmex
Date
1993
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 1 MB RAM
  • two versions:
    • rev A - eight 128k×9 chips
    • rev B - twelve 256k×3 chips
  • connects to the trapdoor slot
  • battery backed up clock
  • disable switch
Pyramid / Telmex Mini RAM 600 - Rev B front side
Rev B, front side
Pyramid / Telmex Mini RAM 600 - Rev A front side
Rev A, front side
Pyramid / Telmex Mini RAM 600 - Rev A back side
Rev A, back side
Pyramid / Telmex Mini RAM 600 - Rev B back side
Rev B, back side

Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite input and output (2× RCA)
  • connects directly to the RGB port
  • no RGB passthrough connector
  • mixed mode - graphics overlayed on video
  • picture mode - shows external video alone
  • graphics mode - displays graphics only
Progressive Peripherals & Software MiniGEN - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side
Progressive Peripherals & Software MiniGEN - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
Progressive Peripherals & Software MiniGEN - Case opened right side
Case opened, right side
Progressive Peripherals & Software MiniGEN - Case opened top side
Case opened, top side

Company
Marpet Developments, UK
Date
1994
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 1 MB Chip RAM
  • four 30 pin SIMM sockets filled with 256 kB SIMMs
  • fits into the trapdoor connector
  • disable jumper
Marpet Developments MP602A - Board with RAM installed front side
Board with RAM installed, front side
Marpet Developments MP602A - Board without RAM installed front side
Board without RAM installed, front side
Marpet Developments MP602A -  back side
back side

Company
Marpet Developments, UK
Date
1994
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 1 MB Chip RAM
  • four 30 pin SIMM sockets filled with 256 kB SIMMs
  • fits into the trapdoor connector
  • optional MP605 battery backed-up clock module
  • disable jumper
Marpet Developments MP604A - Board with RAM installed front side
Board with RAM installed, front side
Marpet Developments MP604A - Board without RAM installed front side
Board without RAM installed, front side
Marpet Developments MP604A -  back side
back side

Company
Elbox, Poland
Date
2000
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
mouse port
    mouse interface adapter
  • allows the connection of PC mice and trackballs by converting PC mouse protocols to Amiga format
  • basic movements and the three mouse buttons do not require software - the conversion is done by a microprocessor
  • mouse wheels (vertical and horizontal movement) and 4th and 5th mouse buttons need driver software
  • supports serial and combo (i.e. PS/2 and serial) PC mice using the following protocols: Mouse System, Microsoft, Microsoft with Logitech extension
  • Mroocheck is the anglicized version of the original polish name "Mroczek" (means "squeek")
  • Punchinello is a name variation by Power Computing
Elbox Mroocheck (Mroczek / Topolino Mk II / Punchinello Mk II) - Mroocheck (board) front side
Mroocheck (board), front side
Elbox Mroocheck (Mroczek / Topolino Mk II / Punchinello Mk II) - Mroocheck (board) back side
Mroocheck (board), back side

Company
ACT Elektronik, Germany
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    flicker fixer
  • doubles the horizontal frequency of all 15 kHz screen modes to 31.5 kHz - other screen modes are passed through
  • removes flicker of interlaced screens
  • connects externally to the 23 pin RGB port
  • being an external unit, it has to encode the RGB signal, flicker fix, split to RGB and sync again - this reduces the quality of the video signal
  • sync delay adjustment potentiometer
  • claimed to be compatible with the Video Toaster and all genlocks, but it's not in many cases - the genlocked video signal is passed through without scandoubling
  • scandoubled screens are much draker than passthroughed screens
  • high power consumption - the screen may go darker when the floppy drive is accessed
ACT Elektronik MV1200 (ToastScan / AmiScan / EZ-VGA) - Board front side
Board, front side
ACT Elektronik MV1200 (ToastScan / AmiScan / EZ-VGA) - Case top side
Case, top side
ACT Elektronik MV1200 (ToastScan / AmiScan / EZ-VGA) - Case bottom side
Case, bottom side
ACT Elektronik MV1200 (ToastScan / AmiScan / EZ-VGA) - Board back side
Board, back side

Company
Electronic Design, Germany
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port, serial port
    genlock
  • composite and Y/C inputs and outputs
  • automatic input recognition with priority for the Y/C signal
  • color, contrast and luminance knobs for the source video signal
  • independent fading of the computer and video image
  • fade to black
  • manual fading - the faders serve to set the degree of blending
  • automatic fading - the faders serve to set the fading time between 0.2 - 20 seconds
  • RGB monitor switch: switches the display between genlock and computer picture without affecting the video outputs
  • keying active switch: allows imposing the computer picture over a static video picture - when inactive the fader can be used to dissolve between full computer and video picture
  • keying invert switch: when inactive, video is projected onto the computer image where color 0 is - when active, video is shown at positions other than color 0
  • alpha overlay switch: allows semi-transparent colors or anti-aliasing
  • built in black burst generator for recording the computer image without receiving a video source
  • VITC timecode support
  • all functions can be controlled by software through the serial port
  • integrated ARexx port
  • standby mode - when the genlock is not needed it is possible to work on the computer without disconnecting it - all Amiga screen modes are passed through to the RGB monitor
  • for operation with the A3000's video enhancer, the "A3000" jumper has to be set on the Neptun's circuit board
  • takes power from the RGB port, but can use an external power supply too
Electronic Design Neptun -  top side
top side

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1994-06

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1995-12

Company
Archos, France
Date
1995
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
    CD-ROM drive
  • uses a proprietary (non-ATAPI) Mitsumi FX001D drive
    • dual speed - 300 kB/sec (Mode 1)
    • tray loading mechanism
    • stereo headphone jack with volume knob
  • works together with the built-in hard disk of the A1200 / A600
  • DB25 connector for connecting other Archos PCMCIA products, like the OverDrive HD
  • external power supply
  • limited autoboot capabilities in CDTV/CD32 mode, which can be reached by holding the right mouse button during startup

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1994-05

Company
Archos, France
Date
1994
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
    IDE controller
  • a very simple device containing no additional logic circuit - the hard disk is connected straight to the PCMCIA slot with a ribbon cable
  • stylish case matches the A1200 / A600 design
  • place for a 3.5" or 2.5" drive inside the case - two different versions with 40 or 44 pin IDE connector
  • power is supplied by an external power supply which plugs into the back of the case
  • autobooting and automounting (by the Kickstart ROM)
  • works together with the built-in hard disk of the A1200 / A600
  • DB25 connector for connecting other Archos PCMCIA products, like the OverDrive CD-ROM drive
Archos OverDrive HD (SmartStor Plus) -  top side
top side

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1994-04

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1994-05

Company
Electronic Design, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite input and output
  • color, contrast and luminance knobs for the source video signal
  • fading and superimposing
  • inverter switch: when off, video is projected onto the computer image where color 0 is - when set, video is shown at positions other than color 0
  • built in blackburst generator - when no video source is connected, the genlock still can be used to record the computer image
  • built in manual RGB splitter for monochrome digitisers
Electronic Design PAL-Genlock -  top side
top side

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1991-06

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1991-08

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1991-12

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1992-08

Company
Mainhattan Data, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    SCSI adapter
  • converts the parallel port signals to SCSI signals
  • a 5×4×1 cm box
  • connects to the parallel port and provides a DB25 SCSI connector - the parallel port is not passed through
  • some versions get power from the RGB port, others from the mouse/game port - in both cases the port is passed through
  • very slow - the parallel port limits the data transfer
  • can reboot, but cannot autoboot
  • RDB compatible
  • compatible with the A2088XT and A2286AT with BridgeBoard software from or after 23.11.88.
Mainhattan Data Paradox SCSI - Case top side
Case, top side
Mainhattan Data Paradox SCSI - Board front side
Board, front side
Mainhattan Data Paradox SCSI - Board back side
Board, back side

Company
Power Computing, UK
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 1 MB Chip RAM
  • eight 256k×4 DIPs, soldered to the board
  • connects to the trapdoor slot
  • battery backed-up clock
  • disable jumper
Power Computing PC515 -  front side
front side
Power Computing PC515 -  back side
back side

Company
Sunrize Industries, USA
Date
1986,1987,1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • small external sound sampler
  • stereo sampling in 8 bit
  • two RCA ports for plugging in a line level sound source
  • sound editing and playback through the included software
  • software revisions below v3.11 do not work with 020 and 030 processors
  • hardware and software was developed by Anthony J. Wood
    Perfect Sound I
  • white metal chassis
  • volume knob on the back of the case
  • only for A1000 (does not work on other Amigas even with a gender changer)
    Perfect Sound II
  • white metal chassis
  • plugs to standard parallel port
  • higher sampling rate and onboard sample-and-hold circuitry (AD7575)
    Perfect Sound III
  • up to 40 kHz sampling rate in mono
  • black plastic chassis with different design
  • features an additional microphone input (3.5 mm jack) with preamplifier
  • no volume knob - the volume is controlled by software, thus ruling out third party software which does not support this
Sunrize Industries Perfect Sound - Perfect Sound board front side
Perfect Sound board, front side
Sunrize Industries Perfect Sound - Perfect Sound II  front side
Perfect Sound II, front side
Sunrize Industries Perfect Sound - Perfect Sound II  rear side
Perfect Sound II, rear side
Sunrize Industries Perfect Sound - Perfect Sound II  right side
Perfect Sound II, right side
Sunrize Industries Perfect Sound - Perfect Sound II  left side
Perfect Sound II, left side

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1991-10

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1991-12

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1990-11

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1987-01

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1989-01

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1989-12

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1990-08

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1991-05

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1991-12

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
Electronic Design, Germany
Date
1996
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite and Y/C inputs and outputs
  • automatic input recognition with priority for the Y/C signal
  • color, contrast and luminance knobs for the source video signal
  • RGB monitor switch: switches the display between genlock and computer picture - does not affect the video outputs
  • keying active switch: allows imposing the computer picture over a static video picture - when inactive the fader can be used to dissolve between full computer and video picture
  • keying invert switch: when inactive, video is projected onto the computer image where color 0 is - when active, video is shown at positions other than color 0
  • internal blackburst generator - when no video source is connected, the genlock still can be used to record the computer image
  • standby mode - when the genlock is not needed it is possible to work on the computer without disconnecting it - all Amiga screen modes are passed through to the RGB monitor
  • for operation with the A3000's video enhancer, the "A3000" jumper has to be set on the Pluto's circuit board
  • takes power from the RGB port, but can use an external power supply too

Company
Silent Paw Productions, USA
Date
1995
Amiga
A600, A1200, A3000, A4000
No description available.

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1995-08

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1995-12

Company
Kolff Computer Supplies, Netherlands
Date
1991
Amiga
A500, A500+, A600
A2000, A3000, A4000

-
-
Interface
trapdoor slot
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
767 / 0
    IBM XT emulation
  • A500, A500+: connects to the trapdoor connector
  • A600: installed in a plastic case under the A600, which is connected to the trapdoor slot with a short ribbon cable and adaptor board
  • Zorro II: the A500 version is connected to a Zorro II adapter card
  • NEC V30 @ 10 MHz processor
  • 1 MB RAM:
    • 704 kB free RAM in MGA/CGA mode
    • 640 kB free RAM in EGA/VGA mode
    • 200 kB extra memory for a reset proof MS-DOS RAM disk
  • in PC mode the board can use up to 8 MB of Amiga Fast RAM as PC memory
  • in Amiga mode the 1 MB RAM acts as Amiga RAM:
    • A500: 512 kB Chip RAM or 512 kB Fast RAM + 512 kB RAM disk
    • A500+, A600: 1 MB Chip RAM
    • A2000, A3000: 1 MB Fast RAM
    • if an Amiga has 8 MB Fast RAM installed, the Power PC Board supplies 512 Kb of Extra RAM only
  • does not multitask with the Amiga
  • uses the Amiga internal serial port, up to 38400 bit/s on a standard A500
  • uses the printer connected to the parallel port
  • uses the Amiga mouse and joystick
  • can use four Amiga floppy disk drives as PC disk drives, supports both 3.5 and 5.25" drives
  • most Amiga hard disk controllers are supported
  • video:
    • MGA (Hercules): 720×348 in 2 colours
    • CGA: 640×200 in 2 colours or 320×200 in 4 colours from a palette of 16
    • EGA: 640×350 in 16 colours from a palette of 64
    • VGA: 640×480 in 16 colours from a palette of 4096
    • software emulated flicker-fixer in any PC interlace mode
  • Adlib and SoundBlaster sound card emulation
  • battery backed up clock for A500 and A600
Kolff Computer Supplies Power PC Board Plus -  front side
front side
Kolff Computer Supplies Power PC Board Plus -  back side
back side

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1993-01

Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port, parallel port
    genlock
  • composite input and output (2× BNC)
  • controlled by software through the parallel port
  • Background mode - colour zero is transparent, all others float above the live video backdrop
  • Foreground I mode - permits colours other than colour 0 to become transparent
  • Foreground II mode - restores opaqueness to the colours used in Foreground I mode
  • Video mode - shows external video alone
  • Amiga mode - displays graphics only

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1988-04

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1988-06

Company
ACDA, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    A/D converter
  • single channel analogue / digital converter
  • 5.8 kHz maximum sampling rate
  • x1 and x100 input gain
  • LED signal level display
  • test/calibration switch
  • the software (Digi-Scope) does not support OS 2.0 and above

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1987-03

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1989-06

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Company
Pyramid
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port

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1992-11

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1992-12

Company
Amiga Technologies, Germany
Date
1995
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
    CD-ROM drive
  • Q-Drive is the IDE version of Archos OverDrive CD
  • uses a Panasonic IDE drive
    • quad speed - 600 kB/sec (Mode 1)
    • 200 ms random access time
    • 128 kB ring buffer
    • tray loading mechanism
    • stereo headphone jack with volume knob
  • works together with the built-in hard disk of the A1200 / A600
  • external power supply

Company
Rex Datentechnik, Germany
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
No description available.

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Company
Commodore, USA
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
  • converts the Amiga DB23 RGB port to HD15 VGA
  • connects directly into the RGB port
  • bundled with A4000s
Commodore RGB to VGA adapter - PCB front side
PCB, front side
Commodore RGB to VGA adapter - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
Commodore RGB to VGA adapter - PCB back side
PCB, back side

Company
Roctec, Hong Kong
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite input and output
  • no RGB passthrough connector
  • dissolve knob
  • operation modes:
    • overlay - colour zero is transparent, all others float above the live video backdrop
    • fade - Amiga graphics is faded over the video image with the dissolve knob
    • Amiga - shows the computer image only
  • can take power from the Amiga or from an external power supply
  • PAL and NTSC versions
Roctec RocGen - Board front side
Board, front side
Roctec RocGen - Exterior top side
Exterior, top side
Roctec RocGen - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side

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1991-01

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1991-03

Company
Roctec, Hong Kong
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite input, output and passthrough (3× RCA)
  • RGB passthrough connector
  • key input for the RocKey keying device (RCA)
  • separate Amiga and video dissolve knobs for varying degree of overlay or keyhole effect
  • can take power from the Amiga or from an external power supply

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1991-10

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1992-01

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1992-03

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1994-10

Company
Scala, USA
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port
    video edit controller
  • the hardware part is a custom serial cable with a LANC mini-jack and an infrared sensor
  • the source deck is controlled through the LANC/Control-L interface
  • the recorder is controlled through its infra-red sensor - single frame accuracy is impossible
  • controlled from Scala MM300 / MM400 or Infochannel IC500 by two EX modules for the record and playback functions

Company
MicroniK, Germany
Date
1998
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    scan doubler
  • doubles the horizontal frequency of all 15 kHz screen modes (Hires, Lores, Super-Hires, Euro36), all other modes (including Super72) are passed through
  • supports the AGA chipset
  • connects externally to the 23 pin RGB port
  • HD15 VGA connector
  • provides lower quality video signal than the internal version (Scandy)
MicroniK Scandex -  front side
front side

Company
VidTech, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • looping composite input (2× BNC)
  • looping Y/C input (2× mini-DIN)
  • composite outputs (2× BNC)
  • Y/C outputs (2× mini-DIN)
  • the input source has to be selected manually on the front panel
  • transcoding between composite and Y/C
  • dissolve to any Amiga graphics / input video combination
  • key output for video mixers (1× BNC)
  • separate NTSC and PAL versions
  • bypass switch
  • optional external power supply (required for A500) - power source can be selected on the front panel
VidTech Scanlock -  front side
front side
VidTech Scanlock -  rear side
rear side

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1989-04

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Company
DCE, Germany
Date
1998
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    flicker fixer
  • doubles the horizontal frequency of PAL, ECS and Euro36 screen modes to 31.5 kHz
  • removes flicker of interlaced screens
  • cannot handle Super72
  • connects externally to the 23 pin RGB port - it needs about 6 inches of space behind the Amiga
  • being an external unit, it has to encode the RGB signal, flicker fix, split to RGB and sync again - this reduces the quality of the video signal slightly producing some vertical banding through solid colours and a blinking effect when moving solid objects around the screen
  • sync delay adjust switch
DCE ScanMagic (Flicker-Magic / ScanDo External) -  front side
front side
DCE ScanMagic (Flicker-Magic / ScanDo External) -  back side
back side
DCE ScanMagic (Flicker-Magic / ScanDo External) -  front side
front side
DCE ScanMagic (Flicker-Magic / ScanDo External) -  back side
back side

Company
HiQ, UK
Date
1996
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
ISA
    integrate Amiga and PC
  • allows access to PC devices (hard disks, CD-ROM, network drives, printers) through the Amiga
  • allows sharing the same mouse and keyboard between Amiga and PC
  • allows sharing the same monitor with the optional video switcher card
    • installs into one of the PC's ISA slots
    • two HD15 VGA input connectors - one for PC and one for Amiga
    • one HD15 VGA output connector for the shared monitor
  • shared text clipboard
  • by default all communication is via the machines' serial ports with a null-modem cable
    Siamese v1.5 software
  • SCSI network support - accelerates data transfer between the Amiga and PC
  • supported Amiga SCSI controllers include: A3000(T)/A4000T motherboard controller, A4091, Oktagon, Surf Squirrel, DKB Ferret
  • supported PC SCSI controllers include: Adaptec 1505/1541/2940, NCR 810
    Siamese v2.1 software
  • TCP/IP networking support - data transfers through Ethernet
  • RTG support - open Amiga screens on the PC graphics card up to 256 colours
  • RTG works through either serial or TCP/IP connection
    Siamese v2.5 software
  • RTG up to 65536 colours
  • RTG works only through the TCP/IP connection
  • video playback acceleration - decoding and displaying is done by the PC graphics card
HiQ Siamese - Siamese Video Switcher  front side
Siamese Video Switcher, front side

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Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
1999
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
clock port
    serial interface
  • California Microdevices 16C550 UART chip
  • 460800 bps transfer speed
  • connects to the clock port or to the Buddha Flash
    • clock port pin 40 is marked
  • compatible with the Melody 1200 audio board
  • optional adapter for A600 and old Buddha / Catweasel Zorro boards
  • FIFO buffer
  • MIDI compatible
  • 25 pin external connector
  • flat design, even fits under the BlizzardVisionPPC
  • compatible with the four clock ports of Power Computing's Z4 board
  • mechanical conflict with Mikronik and RBM Zorro-expansions
Individual Computers Silver Surfer -  front side
front side
Individual Computers Silver Surfer -  front side
front side
Individual Computers Silver Surfer -  back side
back side
  • silver.dms
    Individual Computers
    install disk
    36 kB
  • silver04.lha
    Individual Computers
    silversurfer.device v2.104
    8 kB

Company
Electronic Design, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port, joystick port
  • Sirius is a name variation of the Hama Genlock 290
  • the only difference is the blue casing
Electronic Design Sirius -  top side
top side

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1991-11

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1991-12

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1992-08

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1993-07

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1993-10

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1994-02

Company
Electronic Design, Germany
Date
1995
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port, serial port
    genlock
  • composite and Y/C inputs and outputs
  • automatic input recognition with priority for the Y/C signal
  • adjustable color, contrast, luminance and white level (separate red, green, blue) of the source video signal
  • adjustable black level of the computer image
  • picture parameters can be stored and recalled
  • independent fading of the computer and video image
  • fade to black
  • manual fading - the faders serve to set the degree of blending
  • automatic fading - the faders serve to set the fading time between 0.2 - 20 seconds
  • RGB monitor switch: switches the display between genlock and computer picture without affecting the video outputs
  • bluebox keying switch: turns on Chroma and Luma keying - finds a specific color with a certain tolerance (to compensate for noise) in the video picture for keying
  • keying invert switch: when inactive, video is projected onto the computer image where color 0 is - when active, video is shown at positions other than color 0
  • alpha overlay switch: allows semi-transparent colors or anti-aliasing
  • built in black burst generator for recording the computer image without receiving a video source
  • built in test image generator for optimized adjustment of all image parameters
    sound mixer
  • two stereo inputs (4× RCA)
  • microphone input (1× 3.5 mm jack)
  • stereo output (2× RCA)
  • microphone volume adjustment knob
  • faders control the volume of the two audio channels
  • during automatic fading the video and audio faders can be synchronized
  • adjustable treble, bass and gain for all three audio sources independently
    notes
  • LCD display for picture and audio parameters and values
  • VITC timecode support
  • all functions can be controlled through the serial port
  • integrated ARexx port
  • standby mode - when the genlock is not needed it is possible to work on the computer without disconnecting it - all Amiga screen modes are passed through to the RGB monitor
  • for operation with the A3000's video enhancer, the "A3000" jumper has to be set on the Sirius' circuit board
Electronic Design Sirius II -  top side
top side

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1995-12

Company
Aegis, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
Aegis Sound Magic / Sound Master -  front side
front side

Company
HiSoft, UK
Date
1995 & 1996
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
    SCSI 2 controller
  • Surf Squirrel (1996) has an additional RS232 serial port, Squirrel (1995) is SCSI only
  • does not use DMA transfer - no CPU time when accessing SCSI devices
  • may be inserted or removed without rebooting or switching off the Amiga
  • no automount and autoboot capability - requires a boot disk
  • 50 pin Centronics SCSI connector

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1994-12

Company
Utilities Unlimited, USA
Amiga
any Amiga
    Disk Backup System
  • copies copy-protected disks
  • disable switch
  • automatic detection of copy protection type
  • copy software doesn't support multitasking
  • it is possible to copy only one side of a disk
  • software can display the drive speed
    Internal Version
  • 2 internal floppy drives are needed, the expansion fits between them
  • two clip leads have to be connected to pin 16 and 20 of one 8520 CIA chip (U301 on A2000)
  • destination drive is always DF1:
    External Version
  • installs between disk drive port and external drive
  • no case opening necessary
  • expansion has to be disabled in case more than one external disk drive is attached
  • destination drive is always DF2: on Big Box Amigas, else DF1:
Utilities Unlimited Super-Card Ami II -  front side
front side
Utilities Unlimited Super-Card Ami II -  back side
back side

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1990-08

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1990-12

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1991-03

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1992-01

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1992-08

Company
Electronic Design, Germany
Date
1996
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port
    video edit controller
  • the hardware part is basically a custom serial interface cable connecting the Amiga with the video recorder's edit terminal
  • supports recorders with either 5 pin Edit (Panasonic) or LANC (Sony) interface
  • other recorders are controlled through their infra-red ports - in this case single frame accuracy is impossible
  • RCTC and LTC timecode support
  • ARexx port

Company
Digital Creations / Progressive Image, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    external genlock and video encoder
  • genlocks to external NTSC video
  • encodes Amiga RGB into NTSC video
  • overlays Amiga graphics onto external NTSC video
  • selectable 3.58 MHz notch filter
  • 64 levels of dissolve
  • selectable internal and external blanking source
    connectors
  • RGB In - receives the RGB output from the Amiga
  • RGB Pass Thru (DB25 converted to DB23) - display Amiga graphics on an RGB monitor
  • Key Out (BNC) - key signal for video switcher, tells when Amiga colour 0 is present or not
  • Video In (BNC) - source video from VTR, sync-generator, etc.
  • Video Thru (BNC) - untouched signal from Video In
  • Video Out (2× BNC) - combined output of input video and the encoded Amiga graphics
    controls
  • graphics dissolve slider - controls the percentage of foreground graphics against external video
  • background dissolve slider - controls the percentage of background colour against external video
  • interpretive dissolve switch - controls whether or not the darkness of an Amiga colour is to be interpreted as a level of dissolve
  • notch filter switch - removes colour artifacts or some forms of flicker

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1989-01

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1990-02

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1991-07

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1993-04

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1993-09

Company
Digital Creations / Progressive Image, USA
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    external genlock and video encoder
  • genlocks to Y/C or Composite video
  • encodes Amiga RGB into Y/C or Composite video
  • overlays Amiga graphics onto external Y/C or Composite video
  • transcodes between Y/C and Composite
  • selectable 3.58 MHz notch filter
  • computer controllable dissolve of 64 levels
  • selectable internal and external blanking source
  • AGA compatible
  • NTSC only
    connectors
  • RGB In - receives the RGB output from the Amiga
  • RGB Out - display Amiga graphics on an RGB monitor
  • Key Out (BNC) - key signal for video switcher, tells when Amiga colour 0 is present or not
  • Composite In (BNC), S-Video In - source video from VTR, sync-generator, etc.
  • Composite Out (BNC), S-Video Out - combined output of input video and the encoded Amiga graphics
  • Remote controller (RJ-11)
    controls
  • graphics dissolve slider - controls the percentage of foreground graphics against external video
  • background dissolve slider - controls the percentage of background colour against external video
  • S-Video select switch - toggles between S-Video and Composite inputs
  • genlock disable switch for productivity mode use
  • interpretive dissolve switch - controls whether or not the darkness of an Amiga colour is to be interpreted as a level of dissolve
  • notch filter switch - removes colour artifacts or some forms of flicker

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1993-09

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1993-11

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1994-07

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1995-01

Company
Cabletronic, Italy
Date
1996
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    scandoubler
  • doubles the horizontal frequency of the PAL screen mode to 31.5 kHz (all other modes are passed through)
  • supports up to 15 bit colour depth (32768 colors)
  • connects externally to the 23 pin RGB port and offers a HD15 VGA output
  • gets power from the RGB port, thus a weak power supply can cause flickering (for example during floppy accesses)
Cabletronic SuperVGAMI -  front side
front side
Cabletronic SuperVGAMI -  rear side
rear side

Company
HiSoft, UK
Date
1996
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
    SCSI controller
  • 53C96 controller IC
  • up to 2.5 MB/s transfer speed (2× faster than the original Squirrel)
  • no autoboot ROM - booting requires an initial floppy access for drivers at power-up
  • 50 pin Centronics connector
    serial interface
  • 16C550 controller IC
  • 57600 bps transfer rate on a basic A600
  • 115200 bps on a basic A1200
  • 230400 bps with accelerators
  • DB9 serial port
  • supported by Linux
HiSoft Surf Squirrel - Exterior with cable top side
Exterior with cable, top side
HiSoft Surf Squirrel - Board back side
Board, back side
HiSoft Surf Squirrel - Board front side
Board, front side

Company
Blue Ribbon Soundworks, USA
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
    SMPTE synchronizer for MIDI
  • converts SMPTE to/from MIDI Time Code for Bars & Pipes, allowing it to synchronize with audio or video tapes
  • the Amiga communicates with the device through MIDI
  • reads and writes 24, 25, 30, 30 drop frame SMPTE formats
  • 1× SMPTE in
  • 1× SMPTE out
  • 1× MIDI in
  • 1× MIDI out
  • developed and manufactured by MidiMan for Blue Ribbons - the original MidiMan product is called SyncMan

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1992-11

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1994-03

Company
Electronic Design, Germany
Amiga
any Amiga
    time base corrector
  • regenerates the video signal with precise synchronization to reduce the quality loss when copying or editing video
  • composite and Y/C inputs
  • composite, Y/C and YUV outputs
  • automatic input recognition with priority for the Y/C signal
  • blackburst output and built in blackburst generator - the TBC-Enhancer can be used as the pulse rate basis for the whole studio
  • blackburst input - synchronizes the video source to the studio reference clock
  • the phase relation of the colour subcarrier can be adjusted in addition to the H-Phase
  • colour, contrast and RGB luminance adjustment
  • colour-shift adjustment
  • still picture, noise filter, copy protection decoder functions
  • VITC timecode support
  • LCD display for picture parameters and values
  • four different picture settings can be stored and recalled

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1995-12

Company
Electronic Design, Germany
Date
1996
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port
    time base corrector
  • regenerates the video signal with precise synchronization to reduce the quality loss when copying or editing video
  • single composite and Y/C inputs, two composite and two Y/C outputs
  • automatic input recognition with priority for the Y/C signal
  • colour hue, saturation, contrast and luminance adjustment knobs
  • colour-shift adjustment
  • smooth and sharpen filters
  • bypass switch for comparing the original video with the enhanced signal
  • full-frame memory to freeze live video at any time
  • removes copy protection signals
  • all functions can be controlled by software through the serial port

Company
MicroIllusions, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port
    Time Code Reader / Generator
  • reads and writes time code to video tape
  • supports SMPTE drop frame (NTSC, 29.97 fps), non-drop frame (NTSC, 30 fps), EBU (PAL, 25 fps) and Film (16/35 mm, 24 fps) time code formats
  • SMPTE in and out connectors (2× XLR)
  • video/sync input, loop-through and color-frame input connectors (3× BNC)
  • power, error, sync lock, video/sync input, and internal generation LEDs
  • five DIP switches to control baud rate, generator frame-count mode, output (toggles between continuous reader and reader/generator modes) and power
  • works together with MicroIllusions' EDLP (Edit Decision List Processor) software
  • can be used to lock MIDI sequences to audio or video tape
  • can make window dubs over video using just the Amiga and a genlock
  • ARexx port

Company
New Dimensions, UK
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    Sound Sampler
  • 8 bit stereo soundsampler
  • stereo line input (2× RCA)
  • up to 56 kHz (mono) resp. 37 kHz (stereo) sampling rate per channel
  • connects to the parallel port
  • software supports multitasking when started from Workbench
  • bundled software has the following features:
    • MIDI sequencer
    • Song Editor (Sequencer)
    • Sample Editor
    • Sound Effects (e.g. Echo, Reverb, Low-Pass, Fade-In/-Out)
    • Realtime Synth Effects
New Dimensions TechnoSound Turbo - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
New Dimensions TechnoSound Turbo - PCB front side
PCB, front side
New Dimensions TechnoSound Turbo - PCB back side
PCB, back side
New Dimensions TechnoSound Turbo - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side

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1993-03

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1993-12

Company
Elsat / Vector, Poland
Date
1996
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    teletext decoder
  • downloads and saves pages as text or image (IFF/ILBM or custom format)
  • captures up to 300 pages per minute
  • supports terrestrial and satellite TV signals
  • supports teletext subpages
  • compatible with PAL and SECAM, but not with NTSC
  • Composite video input connector
  • video signal indication LED
  • ARexx interface
  • external power supply
  • VTex.pdf
    Benutzerhandbuch für Software v1.5
    333 kB

Company
Telmex, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    handy scanner
  • scans monochrome and grey shades
  • 400 dpi optical resolution
  • status LED
  • scan start button
  • controls: contrast, resolution (100/200/300/400 dpi), bit depth
  • supplied with Telmex Scan-Kit software
  • the same scanner is used for Atari and IBM PC scanner interfaces
    scanner interface
  • large interface box for desktop placement
  • connects to the parallel port
  • for use with A1000 an adaptor is needed
  • scanner connector on front plate
  • passthrough connector - simultaneous usage of scanner and other parallel devices is not possible, a button on the front plate switches between scanner and passthrough mode
  • external power supply

Company
Dr.T's Music Software, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port
    SMPTE synchronizer and MIDI interface
  • synchronizes the sequencing program with the audio or video tape
  • 1× SMPTE in
  • 1× SMPTE out
  • 1× MIDI in
  • 2× MIDI out
  • reads and writes all standard SMPTE formats including 24, 25, 30, 30 drop frame
  • crosstalk and dropout protection
  • compatible with Dr.T's KCS and Level II, Bars & Pipes
  • serial passthrough connector
  • LED indicating SMPTE Lock
  • on/off switch
  • developed by Computer Crossware Labs
Dr.T's Music Software The Phantom -  top side
top side
Dr.T's Music Software The Phantom -  rear side
rear side
Dr.T's Music Software The Phantom -  bottom side
bottom side

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1990-11

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1991-01

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1991-04

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1991-11

Company
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    SCSI adapter
  • converts the parallel port signals to SCSI signals
  • connects to the parallel port and provides a DB25 SCSI connector - the parallel port is passed through
  • very slow - the parallel port limits the data transfer
  • cannot autoboot
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk inside the case
  • DIP switches for write protection, automatic power-on and SCSI address
  • does not work with processor cards with 32 bit RAM or CPU caches turned on - turning them off is sufficent

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1990-05

Company
Ingenieurbuero Steffen Raach, Germany
Date
1996
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
mouse port
    mouse interface adapter
  • allows the connection of PC mice and trackballs by converting PC mouse protocols to Amiga format
  • does not require software - the conversion is done by a microprocessor (basic movements and the three mouse buttons)
  • supports Microsoft two-button and Logitech three-button compatible serial mice and trackballs
  • wheel movements are not supported
  • Punchinello is a name variation by Power Computing

Company
Blue Ribbon Soundworks, USA
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port
No description available.

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1994-03

Company
Creative Microsystems, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    video encoder
  • colour composite output (RCA)
  • chroma and luma outputs (2× RCA) for Commodore 1700, 1800, 1900 series monitors
  • optional RF modulated output
  • PAL and NTSC operation can be set by a jumper
  • connects to the RGB port, no passthrough
Creative Microsystems V-I 500 -  front side
front side

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1987-11

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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1992-08

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1992-09

Company
DigiFeX, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    video encoder
  • Video Interface Professional
  • colour composite output (RCA)
  • Y/C (4 pin mini-DIN) output
  • RGB passthrough connector
  • PAL and NTSC operation can be set by a jumper
DigiFeX V.I.P. -  top side
top side
DigiFeX V.I.P. -  top side
top 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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1991-03

Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock, switcher
  • a professional video switching system featuring luma-keying, genlocking, local 24 bit colour generation, video fading/wiping and stereo audio mixer
  • four channels: composite video in with passthrough, externally synchronized RGB in, Amiga RGB in, and the internal colour generator for background color
  • hue, saturation and contrast control is provided on the front panel
  • connects to any Amiga (including the A1000) through the RGB port
  • controlled through the serial port
  • RGB out port (DB23, for Amiga graphics)
  • stereo audio out (2× RCA)
  • two stereo audio input channels (4× RCA)
  • composite video: 1× in, 2× out, 1× passthrough (BNC)
  • RGB in (3× BNC)
  • does not require time-base corrected inputs
  • available in PAL and NTSC
    features
  • genlocking:
    • overlay Amiga graphics onto any video source or onto a solid one-colour screen
    • four genlock modes: foreground, inverted, mixed and encoded
    • notch filter and fade capability gives a wide range of genlocking options and effects
    • the Video Blender software does not need to be active during the genlocking process
  • fading:
    • fade between any two sources
    • smooth fading from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
    • supported in all genlock modes, including luma-keying
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • mixing:
    • mix any two video sources for ghost, double exposure or tinting effects
    • mix delay can be set from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
  • switching:
    • switch between any two of Video Blenders four channels
    • switching is instantaneous and flicker-free, and is fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • keying:
    • key between any two of Video Blenders four channels for effects such as weather map, split screen video, any size or shape picture-in-picture, invisible man
    • all effects have sharp, crisp edges with notch filter option
    • key on 256 shades of gray from black to white
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • wiping:
    • pixel level control of wiping between any two sources
    • every aspect of each wipe is adjustable: size, direction, speed, repetition, delay, rows, columns and more
    • with Video Scriptor (wipe sequencer and control tool) any IFF animation can be used as a wipe in addition to the algorithmic wipes
    • MixMaster custom wipe-paint software for easy creation of spectacular IFF wipes
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • stereo audio:
    • Video Blender's two stereo input channels can be switched, mixed or faded
    • fade times are adjustable from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
    • the mixed audio output may be synchronized to video events
    • attenuation control knobs on the front panel allow the matching of stereo input levels
  • programming and sequencing:
    • every setting and feature may be saved as a Video Blender event
    • events may consist of a series of wipes, fades, mixes, etc.
    • in addition titling sequences, external tasks and other software may be part of an event
    • multiple events may be sequenced and saved in video sessions
  • 24 bit colour generator for background screens and colour transitions
  • black burst out, synched with composite video in
  • key in for chroma-keying and other effects
  • GPI trigger allows the sequencing of Video Blender with other studio equipment
  • loop through for previewing composite video output without sacrificing a video channel
Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Case opened top side
Case opened, top side
Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side

Advert (US)
1991-05

Company
Newtronic Technologies, Italy
Date
1995
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
  • allows displaying specially formatted images in 262144 colours
  • the images to be displayed must be 320 or 384 pixels wide and saved in the custom DAC format
  • the supplied DAC conversion program accepts only IFF24 images
  • the image is stored in Amiga Chip RAM
  • attaches to the DB23 RGB port, the display is connected to the DAC 18

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
Gold Disk, USA
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port, joystick port
    video edit controller
  • the hardware part is two custom cables: a Control-L interface attaches to the serial port and an infrared sensor to the joystick port
  • newer revisions attach both cables to the serial port
  • frame accuracy is within 3-5 frames per edit
  • the editing software contains basic functions for cuts-only editing
  • NTSC only

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1991-12

Company
VidTech, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • looping composite input (2× BNC)
  • looping Y/C input (2× mini-DIN)
  • composite outputs (2× BNC)
  • Y/C outputs (2× mini-DIN)
  • the input source has to be selected manually on the front panel
  • transcoding between composite and Y/C
  • intergrated blackburst generator permits recording without incoming video signal
  • dissolve to any Amiga graphics / input video combination, or fade to black
  • special effects generator produces horizontal, vertical and circle wipes, either automatically timed or manually controlled
  • key output for video mixers (1× BNC)
  • RGB splitter output (1× BNC) - works automatically with DigiView Gold and manually with other digitisers
  • separate NTSC and PAL versions
  • bypass switch
  • optional external power supply (required for A500) - power source can be selected on the front panel
VidTech VideoMaster -  front side
front side

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1991-06

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1990-11

Company
Microdeal, UK
Date
1993
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
    framegrabber and sound sampler
  • grabs 160×160 images with 16 gray levels at up to 30 fps
  • resolutions up to 640×512
  • can save images with 64 grey levels
  • grabs colour images with the Microdeal ColourMaster
  • can save with 256 colours or HAM8
  • composite video input (RCA connector)
  • brightness and contrast knobs on the back of the unit
  • 8 bit stereo sound sampler
  • digitises audio and video simultaneously
  • stereo audio input (2× RCA connectors)
  • connects to the PCMCIA port

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
CompuVid, USA
Date
1994
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • developed by former employees of VidTech
  • similar in features to VidTech Videomaster
  • looping and single composite inputs (3× BNC)
  • looping and single Y/C inputs (3× mini-DIN)
  • composite output (1× BNC)
  • Y/C output (1× mini-DIN)
  • the input source has to be selected manually on the front panel
  • transcoding between composite and Y/C
  • intergrated blackburst generator permits recording without incoming video signal
  • dissolve to any Amiga graphics / input video combination, or fade to black
  • special effects generator produces horizontal, vertical and circle wipes, either automatically timed or manually controlled
  • key input/output for video mixers or chroma key (1× BNC)
  • separate NTSC and PAL versions
  • bypass switch
  • optional external power supply (required for A500) - power source can be selected on the front panel

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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1994-05

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1992-09

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1993-03

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1993-06

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1993-09

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1993-09

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1993-11

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1994-03

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1994-05

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1994-10

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
Rombo Productions Vidi Amiga 12 RT / 24 RT - Main board front side
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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1994-05

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1993-12

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1993-12

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1994-03

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1994-05

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1994-10

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1995-02

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
Power Computing, UK
Date
1997
Amiga
A600
Interface
68000 socket

Company
HiSoft, UK
Date
1997
Amiga
A600, A1200
Interface
PCMCIA
    serial interface
  • uses the same circuit board as the Surf Squirrel but lacks the SCSI related components
  • 16C550 serial controller IC:
    • 57600 bps transfer rate on a basic A600
    • 115200 bps on a basic A1200
    • 230400 bps with accelerators
  • DB9 serial port
  • supported by Linux
HiSoft Whippet - Exterior top side
Exterior, top side
HiSoft Whippet - board front side
board, front 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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1991-03

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1991-06

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1991-10

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1991-12

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1992-08

Company
Electronic Design / Hama, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite and Y/C inputs and outputs
  • automatic input recognition with priority for the Y/C signal
  • color, contrast and luminance knobs for the source video signal
  • fading and superimposing
  • inverter switch: when off, video is projected onto the computer image where color 0 is - when set, video is shown at positions other than color 0
  • built in blackburst generator - when no video source is connected, the genlock still can be used to record the computer image
  • built in manual RGB splitter for monochrome digitisers
Electronic Design / Hama Y/C-Genlock / Genlock S-590 -  front side
front side

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1991-05

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1991-06

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1991-12

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1992-08

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1993-07

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1994-02

Company
Zydec, UK
Date
1992
Amiga
A600
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 1 MB RAM
  • eight 256k×4 DIPs
  • connects to the trapdoor slot
  • battery backed up clock
  • disable switch
Zydec Zydec A600 1MB -  front side
front side
Zydec Zydec A600 1MB -  back side
back side