Amiga TV Out
doc at mdrconsult.com
Wed Nov 28 06:38:18 CST 2007
John Foust wrote:
> At 05:03 PM 11/27/2007, Jason T wrote:
>>> I heard that the Video Toaster people actually got HOSTILE reactions from
>>> some Mac fanatics, so they made a BIG box containing a video toaster and
>>> an Amiga, and sold that as a "Macintosh peripheral".
> The Amiga had color desktop PostScript publishing before the Mac
> as I recall, too. If specsmanship was your bag, you had plenty
> to be envious about. :-)
>> Wasn't there also an Alpha-based add-on unit? Or was that after
>> NewTek stopped using Amigas?
> There was NewTek's "Screamer," a quad MIPS, WinNT-based computer
> for accelerated rendering of Lightwave scenes, of which at least
> press releases shipped. There were other companies selling
> AXP-based boxes for the same purpose, and Lightwave was independent
> and available for each platform.
> I think the Mac Toaster was not much more than a SCSI-based
> link between the two computers, but my memory may be failing me.
> I believe it just gave a way to control the video transitions
> and to move files between the two. (Again, I suspect some of
> my software was involved to translate images to Mac PICT format.)
> Once again proving that this list repeats topics and questions
> every few years and is in desperate need of a Wiki, I quote
> myself from 2002:
Uhhh, like this? http://www.classiccmp.org/wiki
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