NewTek releases first frame grabber


  • digitizes colour images in three pass using a colour filter wheel
  • the wheel has to be mounted on a monochrome camera and rotated for each successive scan – an optional motor drive (Digi-Droid) allows automatic rotation of the wheel
  • the composite video signal is fed to the RCA jack on the DigiView unit
  • 12 bit accuracy in colour, 4 bit in monochrome
  • connects to the A1000 parallel port, requires gender changer for later Amigas
  • supports all Amiga resolutions for digitizing and display, from 320 × 200 to 768 × 480
  • uses the Amiga RAM as framebuffer – requires at least 1 MB memory for functioning