Amiga Video Peripherals

NewTek Video Toaster Flyer

> Company: Newtek, US
Date: 1994
Amiga: 2000, 3000, 4000
Interface: Zorro 2
Autoconfig ID: na

Video Toaster 4000 Specifications
NTSC only non-linear editing system
broadcast quality, tapeless nonlinear editing system for the Video Toaster and Video Toaster 4000

Video Toaster with v4.1 software
a SCSI 2 drive for Lightwave recording
three SCSI 2 drives for A/B roll editing – two for video, one for audio
input from video tapes must be time base corrected

More Specifications
compresses and plays back video in realtime
true broadcast quality – 60 fields per second, full overscan 752×480
internally works with D2 data – no D2 / composite transcoding
proprietary coporession method: Video Toaster Adaptive Statistical Coding (VTASC):
relies on limiting the video signal (i.e. dropping to Beta SP quality) instead of lowering picture quality as do JPEG, MPEG, WaveLet
no visible pixelization, artifacts show as video “noise” instead of jpeg “blockiness”
by using faster drives, lossless D2 quality can be achieved
three SCSI buses (two for video, one for audio), each bus can handle 7 SCSI drives (21 total)
two serial ports to control serial-capable VTRs
the SCSI and serial ports can be routed outside of the computer with the so called Octopus cable

video input to the Flyer is provided via the connecting internal ribbon cable from the Toaster, as is video output
14.3 MHz sampling rate
8 bit quantizing
8 MB buffer

Audio recorder / mixer
digital inputs
video disk A and B, left and right
audio disk A and B, left and right
analog, unbalanced left and right RCA inputs and outputs on the card’s backplane
64 kB memory
20 MHz clock rate
16 bit sampling at 44.1 kHz
64x oversampling ratio A/D converter

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