Amiga Video Peripherals


Video Blender

> Company: Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
> Date: 1991
> Amiga: any Amiga
> Interface: RGB port
> Autoconfig ID: ID2129 / 9

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 (2x RCA)
Two Stereo Audio Input Channels (4x RCA)
Composite Video: 1x In, 2x Out, 1x Passthrough (BNC)
RGB In (3x 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

Images

Amiga Video Blender

Front: Video Blender front view