Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



Harlequin Manual Photo Software
Company
Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland, UK
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2118 / 100
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  • the Amiga's first 24 bit display device
  • designed to provide compatibility with genlocks, single frame controllers and other video equipment
  • 24 bit display and realtime animation
  • the output of the Harlequin is totally independent from the Amiga video
  • multiple Harlequin boards can be installed in one Amiga, each driving a separate device and outputting a different image
  • optional 8 bit alpha channel - superimpose high quality graphics onto live signal, or smoothly blend paint images
  • optional double buffering - two 24 bit displays instantly available
  • screen modes:
    • 740×486, 832×486, 910×486 (NTSC, 60 Hz)
    • 740×576, 832×576, 910×576 (PAL, 50 Hz)
    • 4, 8, 15 and 24 bit colour depth
    • 15 kHz interlaced or 31 kHz non-interlaced in all resolutions
  • models:
    • H1500 1.5 MB VRAM
    • H2000 2 MB VRAM - alpha channel
    • H3000 3 MB VRAM - double buffering
    • H4000 4 MB VRAM - alpha channel + double buffering
    • all models can be upgraded to later ones
  • outputs (two DB15 connectors):
    • RGB + Composite sync
    • digital key output
    • alpha channel
    • genlock control lines
  • sandwich card, it occupies the space of two Zorro slots
  • separate PAL and NTSC versions

    Photo
    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H2000 front side
    H2000, front side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H2000 back side
    H2000, back side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H2000 front side
    H2000, front side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H4000 front side
    H4000, front side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H4000 back side
    H4000, back side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H4000 with daughterboard installed front side
    H4000 with daughterboard installed, front side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - Sat & TV card front side
    Sat & TV card, front side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - Sat & TV card back side
    Sat & TV card, back side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - Daughterboard back side
    Daughterboard, back side

    Software
    Harlequin.dms (453 kB)
    install and developers disk
    harlequin.device v3.02 (21 Feb 1991), harlequin.library v11.07 (11 Jun 1992)
     



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