Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



AmiLink Photo
Company
RGB Computer and Video, USA
 Date
1991 / 1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
ISA
 
    editing controller
  • controls the Video Toaster switcher and up to three professional VCRs on a V-LAN network
  • can control other switchers via RS-422 or general purpose interface (GPI) triggers
  • the V-LAN Universal Control Network is simply an RS-232 protocol adapter that uses device specific software drivers allowing control of VTRs or other devices via a 9 pin RS-422 serial connection
  • controls the timing of all audio and video special effects (chroma effects, character generator, keyer, etc.)
  • automatic assembly of the edit decision list (EDL)
  • supports EDLs from other editing systems in the standard CMX format
  • zero frame accuracy
  • interfaces through Arexx commands with the Toaster
  • there are many versions of the AmiLink hardware (Pro, CI, CIP), the main difference between them is the number of V-LAN transmitters/receivers
    • VM-T (V-Lan master controller, 5 BNC) + VM-TRR (three video deck controllers, 2 BNC, 3 DB9)
    • VM-T (V-Lan master controller, 5 BNC) + VM-TR (two video deck controllers, 2 BNC, 2 DB9)
    • VM-TRR (V-Lan master controller + two video deck controllers, 5 BNC, 2 DB9)
  • the master controller communicates with the Amiga through the Amiga serial port
  • the software is protected by a parallel port dongle

    Photo
    RGB Computer and Video AmiLink - VM-TR (master controller + video deck controller)  front side
    VM-TR (master controller + video deck controller), front side

    RGB Computer and Video AmiLink - VM-T (master controller)  front side
    VM-T (master controller), front side

    RGB Computer and Video AmiLink - VM-TRR (master controller + 2 video deck controllers)  front side
    VM-TRR (master controller + 2 video deck controllers), front side




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