Amiga Video Peripherals


NewTek Video Toaster

> Company: Newtek, US
Date: 1990
Amiga: 2000, 3000, 4000
Interface: video slot
Autoconfig ID: 2191/0

Video Toaster Specifications
combination of a video switcher, a genlock, a framebuffer and special effects device
4× composite inputs (BNC)
2× composite outputs (BNC) – Preview and Program
Input 1 is used to time all the signals to – although the Toaster has its own sync generator, it is recommended to connect a stable external video source here
requires time base corrected video sources
stricly a composite device – it works exclusively with composite video signals internally
NTSC only
the Video Toaster won the Emmy Award, the broadcast industry’s most prestigious award

Still-store
2 MB dual frame buffer can hold two 768×400 images in 24 bit
stores images freezed from incoming video
digital video effects from one stored image to another

Genlock
encodes Amiga RGB to composite video
overlays and dissolves graphics or video on any input source
Luminance Keyer – allows the superimposing of an actor in front of a background or fly text over video

Switcher
controls the inputs, framebuffer, framegrabber and serves as a launcher for the other Toaster applications
four banks of digital video effects with over 300 combinations and transitions: flips, tumbles, pulls, spins, smooth fades, standard wipes, transparent cast shadows, synchronized sound effects, positionable > windows and one hundred color process effects
requires at least 3 MB Fast RAM and 1 MB Chip RAM

ToasterCG
35 ns character generator
capable of generating up to 100 pages of text using any of the 100 postscript fonts included
creates titles with scrolls, crawls, graphics, gradient blends, variable transparency and font scaling from 10-400 lines high

ToasterPaint
24 bit painting
the interface uses a standard Amiga screen in HAM mode, 768×400 is achieved as a virtual canvas
image information is maintained inetranally as 24 bit data and can be displayed anytime in 24 bit with the still-store

LightWave 3D

Images

Amiga NewTek Video Toaster Video Front

Front: NewTek Video Toaster Video front view