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Picasso IV Manual Photo Software
Company
Village Tronic, Germany
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A2000
A3000, A4000
 
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Interface
Zorro II
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2167 / 21,22,23,24
    RTG graphics card
  • Cirrus Logic GD5446 (PCI bus)
    • 64 bit blitter
    • 180 MB/s fillspeed
    • videoscaling with interpolation
    • colourroom converting
    • picture in picture
    • 16 bit digital video port
    • 135 MHz in 8 bit modes
    • 85 MHz in 16 / 24 bit modes
    • 15.5 - 84 kHz horizontal frequency
    • 50 Hz interlace - 160 Hz non-interlace vertical frequency
  • 4 MB 64 bit 45 ns EDO RAM, eight chips
    screen modes
  • 1600×1200×16 interlace
  • 1280×1024×24 non-interlace
    integrated flicker fixer
  • programmable up to 160 Hz
  • 24 bit colourdepth for A4000, 12 bit for A3000 / A2000
  • EPROM stores the configuration
  • does not pass through native Amiga multiscan and double modes
    optional modules
  • Pablo IV video encoder (Photo)
    • S-VHS and CVBS outputs
    • supports PAL B/G, PAL I, PAL M, NTSC, NTSC-EIA
    • SECAM is not supported
    • linear interpolation reduces flickering
    • two display sizes: 640×480 and 800×600 - the latter is only available in PAL B / G / I mode
    • a time base corrector is required if used with a genlock
  • Paloma TV tuner (Photo)
    • three video sources - TV tuner, S-VHS, FBAS
    • the tuner supports only PAL B/G or PAL I, it does not support SECAM and NTSC
    • the videodecoder supports all standards, so it would be possible to use SECAM or NTSC through the S-VHS or Composite input (using a VCR as external tuner), but...
    • the software (PalomaTV) is written PAL only
    • monoaural sound decoding only
    • no teletext support
  • Concierto sound module (Photo)
    • Yamaha OPL3 synthesizer
    • 16 bit recording and playback
    • 3-44.1 kHz input and output
    • MIDI interface
    • consists of a main board and an I/O board
    • two mini DIN connectors with adaptor cables
  • planned modules
    • MPEG module
    • 3D module
    notes
  • Zorro II / III autosensing
  • integrated local PCI bus
  • flashROM for firmware upgrades
  • four channel audio mixer on board: Amiga, line, TV, CD
  • audio signal switcher - Amiga and CD-ROM inputs
  • DDC2B Monitor Plug'n'Play technology
  • DPMS power saving
  • 15 pin VGA output
  • S-VHS input / output for Pablo IV
  • 3.5 mm stereo input / output
  • when fitting into an A2000 the flicker fixer must be removed by breaking the card - requires the Denise adapter to avoid this
  • no support for draggable screens
  • Picasso96 and CyberGraphX 3 & 4 drivers
  • supported by Linux and NetBSD

    Photo
    Village Tronic Picasso IV - Rev 1.2N front side
    Rev 1.2N, front side

    Village Tronic Picasso IV - Rev 1.2 front side
    Rev 1.2, front side

    Village Tronic Picasso IV - Rev 1.2N back side
    Rev 1.2N, back side




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