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Video Blender Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
any Amiga
 Interface
RGB port
 
    genlock, switcher
  • a professional video switching system featuring luma-keying, genlocking, local 24 bit colour generation, video fading/wiping and stereo audio mixer
  • four channels: composite video in with passthrough, externally synchronized RGB in, Amiga RGB in, and the internal colour generator for background color
  • hue, saturation and contrast control is provided on the front panel
  • connects to any Amiga (including the A1000) through the RGB port
  • controlled through the serial port
  • RGB out port (DB23, for Amiga graphics)
  • stereo audio out (2× RCA)
  • two stereo audio input channels (4× RCA)
  • composite video: 1× in, 2× out, 1× passthrough (BNC)
  • RGB in (3× BNC)
  • does not require time-base corrected inputs
  • available in PAL and NTSC
    features
  • genlocking:
    • overlay Amiga graphics onto any video source or onto a solid one-colour screen
    • four genlock modes: foreground, inverted, mixed and encoded
    • notch filter and fade capability gives a wide range of genlocking options and effects
    • the Video Blender software does not need to be active during the genlocking process
  • fading:
    • fade between any two sources
    • smooth fading from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
    • supported in all genlock modes, including luma-keying
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • mixing:
    • mix any two video sources for ghost, double exposure or tinting effects
    • mix delay can be set from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
  • switching:
    • switch between any two of Video Blenders four channels
    • switching is instantaneous and flicker-free, and is fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • keying:
    • key between any two of Video Blenders four channels for effects such as weather map, split screen video, any size or shape picture-in-picture, invisible man
    • all effects have sharp, crisp edges with notch filter option
    • key on 256 shades of gray from black to white
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • wiping:
    • pixel level control of wiping between any two sources
    • every aspect of each wipe is adjustable: size, direction, speed, repetition, delay, rows, columns and more
    • with Video Scriptor (wipe sequencer and control tool) any IFF animation can be used as a wipe in addition to the algorithmic wipes
    • MixMaster custom wipe-paint software for easy creation of spectacular IFF wipes
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • stereo audio:
    • Video Blender's two stereo input channels can be switched, mixed or faded
    • fade times are adjustable from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
    • the mixed audio output may be synchronized to video events
    • attenuation control knobs on the front panel allow the matching of stereo input levels
  • programming and sequencing:
    • every setting and feature may be saved as a Video Blender event
    • events may consist of a series of wipes, fades, mixes, etc.
    • in addition titling sequences, external tasks and other software may be part of an event
    • multiple events may be sequenced and saved in video sessions
  • 24 bit colour generator for background screens and colour transitions
  • black burst out, synched with composite video in
  • key in for chroma-keying and other effects
  • GPI trigger allows the sequencing of Video Blender with other studio equipment
  • loop through for previewing composite video output without sacrificing a video channel

    Photo
    Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Case opened top side
    Case opened, top side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Exterior front side
    Exterior, front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Exterior rear side
    Exterior, rear side




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