The Story of VFX, Amiga and Babylon 5

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The Story of VFX, Amiga and Babylon 5

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu May 16, 2019 11:47 am

- "It appears that he might do the right thing, but only when supervised and cornered like a rat." – Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy

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Re: The Story of VFX, Amiga and Babylon 5

Postby Genom » Thu May 16, 2019 6:36 pm

Video is mostly accurate, but why did they use the iffy txt to speech engine to narrate it? Very distracting.

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Re: The Story of VFX, Amiga and Babylon 5

Postby Losbot » Fri May 17, 2019 6:30 am

I miss my old Amiga. I had the 2000 with a Video Toaster as well. Damn it was pricey with that VT added.

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Re: The Story of VFX, Amiga and Babylon 5

Postby Genom » Sun May 19, 2019 3:37 pm

It was the VT, and if you wanted to actually switch, a TBC per channel. Oh, want to do rendering? better get a CPU accelerator cause the stock 68000 isnt going to do much for you there. Probably need another HD or 2 and some more RAM while your at it.


Still, it was a hell of a lot of power for the price. in the days of 3D switchers costing 100K+, to build out a Toaster system for 15K or so was a bargain.

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Re: The Story of VFX, Amiga and Babylon 5

Postby FlyingPenguin » Sun May 19, 2019 4:31 pm

The company I worked for in the early 90s used an Amiga with a Video Toaster to do all their video editing on site at the race tracks. That machine was a workhorse for it's time. A comparable commercial editing system would have been much more expensive, and used a lot more space (space was at a premium because the editing room was squeezed into the back of a trailer that we used as a control room).
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