Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



ColorBurst
Company
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
 Date
1991
 Amiga
any Amiga
 Interface
RGB port
 
    external framebuffer
  • screenmodes of NTSC version:
    • 320×200, 384×240, 320×400, 384×480 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24, 48 bits
    • 640×200, 768×240, 640×400, 768×480 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24 bits
  • screenmodes of PAL version:
    • 320×256, 384×296, 320×512, 384×580 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24, 48 bits
    • 640×256, 768×296, 640×512, 768×580 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24 bits
  • the 48 bit mode means a 24 bit image with a 24 bit overlay
  • plugs into the 23 pin video port - it uses the four digital signals intended for digital TTY monitors (red, green, blue and intensity) to transfer image data to the board from Chip RAM
  • 1.5 MB display memory (12 ZIPs)
  • can store up to four 24 bit colour frames at once
  • realtime animation of 4096 colour frames
  • the ColorBurst memory can be written by the Blitter
  • realtime horizontal and vertical scrolling
  • dynamic Amiga graphics overlay
  • supported fileformats: IFF24, IFF21, RGB8, TIFF, REND
  • when not displaying 24 bit images, it passes through the normal Amiga video
  • compatible with flicker-fixers but may have problems with certain genlocks (the Video Toaster requires modifications in order to work with the ColorBurst)
  • an 5" × 2" × 8" unit with internal cooling fan
  • power and activity indicator lights
  • external power supply



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