Through connectors on the OCTANE Personal Video board itself, you can
* receive component digital video from any serial CCIR-601/SMPTE-259M-compliant device
* send Silicon Graphics component digital video from any serial CCIR-601/SMPTE-259M-compliant device
http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi ... ml#id40457 That digital I/O would have to be through the O2 Cam connector, because all other plugs are analog.
And sure enough, if you look up the pinout of the O2 Cam connector in the O2 Workstation Hardware Reference Manual and compare it to the classic DB25 parallel digital video interface, it looks *very* similar. I'm interested in oldskool parallel video I/O (not SDI, although one can be converter into the other with e.g. an AJA converter).
I feel the opportunity for an evil hack coming up
So, did anybody ever connect anything other than a cam to either Octane PVO or O2 A/V ? Make a conversion cable from O2 Cam to anything else?
Oh, the source of my digital video I/O is none other than my old Predator Rack's VideoLab. It does analog component video, and digital 4:2:2 as well, but parallel, not SDI. I've got nothing that will interface to that. To capture anything from it, I could spend a couple of hundred on AJA converters to get SDI I/O on the system, and then some more on an SDI board for e.g. my Onyx2, or I can attempt to convert that analog component video into something I can capture, but I'd loose quality in the process.