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DCTV - NTSC Paint Digitize & Animate in 24-bits on your Commodore Amiga - DC205130449

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- - - NTSC Digital Creations DCTV - Digital Composite Television - - -
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DCTV with v1.1c Software & Manuals
Copyright 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Digital Creations, Inc.

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!


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:
Any Amiga Computer 500, 600, 1000, 1200, 2000, 2500, 3000(T) or 4000(T)
A minimum of one megabyte of ram
Workbench 1.3 or higher
An RGB monitor for the Amiga
A composite video monitor for the DCTV output. (It may be the same monitor as the RGB monitor.)

In order to use DCTV's digitizer you will need:
A color video source which is capable of displaying a still image for 6 to 10 seconds.

Optional Hardware:
A minimum of three megabytes of ram are necessary to use all of the features available in the DCTV software.
Five or more megabytes are recommended to use all features simultaneously.
A hard disk to increase storage and speed of storage.
An accelerator card to increase the speed of data processing.

NOT TOASTER Compatible.

Comes with DCTV Unit, copy of Manuals and v1.1c Software Install Disks.
As far as I know this is the last Latest versions of the software and manual.
Also including a copy of v1.0 Disks 3 & 4. Which are sample image disks that changed from version 1.0 to 1.1

All Tested in Excellent Working Condition and
Guaranteed Against DOA!

If you need any cables, you can find some here:
RCA Cables and BNC Connectors