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DCTV with v1.1c Software & Manuals
DCTV stands for Digital Composite Television. DCTV opens up a new world of creativity for you and your Amiga by expanding the Amiga's graphics resolution to digitize, paint and display images in 24-bit resolution using a palette of over 16 million colors!
WHAT IS DCTV?
DCTV is a combination of hardware and software that uses the Amiga's normal high resolution display modes and interprets them in a radically new way. DCTV takes the digital video signal from the Amiga RGB port and converts it into full color composite video with all the vibrant color and quality of broadcast TV. Since DCTV uses the Amiga display as its frame memory, full color animations can be performed using popular 2-D and 3-D Amiga animation software.
DCTV's "slow scan" digitizer uses any color video source, such as a video camera, still video camera, VCR, DVD or laser disc, to capture a full color composite video frame in about 10 seconds.
DCTV's Paint software allows you to create and modify images using a full-featured true color video paint system.
DCTV's Convert software transfers images created by DCTV's digitizer or paint program into standard Amiga file formats compatible with all Amiga paint, video, or desktop publishing programs.
DCTV accomplishes these amazing feats through the use of a new method of video display. DCTV creates and displays full color, full resolution video through a sophisticated process of video compression. DCTV connects to the RGB video port and creates a video signal from the screen data being output by the Amiga. DCTV uses the Amiga's display system to deliver a compressed video data stream that is then decompressed on the fly and converted into the video display. True color painting and animation are possible since the Amiga is simply displaying what it interprets as a normal high resolution display.
Hardware / Software Requirements:
In order to use DCTV you must have:
In order to use DCTV's digitizer you will need:
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