Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



SMD-100 (Squirrel MPEG)
Company
HiSoft, UK
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A1200, A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
SCSI port
 
    MPEG video decoder
  • decodes Video CD 1.1 and 2.0, Karaoke CD 1.0 and CD-i movie standards
  • display resolutions of 352×288 at 25 Hz (PAL), 352×240 at 30 Hz (NTSC)
  • automatic scaling of output to PAL or NTSC using either PAL or NTSC discs
  • built-in RGB genlocking capabilities for use with 15 kHz computer genlocking systems
  • can be used as a stand-alone unit connected to a SCSI CD-ROM drive
    • can be connected to any television or video recorder that has a SCART, Composite or S-VHS input
    • all display and playback functions are controlled from the infrared remote control: play, pause, fast forward, rewind, slow motion, track select, output signal select, genlock select and standby
  • can be used as a device in a chain of SCSI peripherals connected to a computer
    • extra software is required to control the SMD-100 and to recieve the incoming video signal
  • 24 bit RGB, Composite video, S-VHS and stereo audio output through the 21 pin Euro/SCART connector
  • two 50 pin SCSI connectors for connecting to the SCSI CD-ROM drive or the computer's SCSI bus
  • DB9 video connector for genlock connection
  • four DIP switches for setting the SCSI ID and termination
  • requires at least a 2× SCSI CD-ROM drive



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