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Video I/O options for Octane

Unread postby {SPIN} » Tue Feb 18, 2003 8:58 pm

Does anyone know what video I/O options are available for the Octane?

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Re: Video I/O options for Octane

Unread postby nekonoko » Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:31 am

Octane Personal Video (equivalent to Indigo2 Video for IMPACT)
Octane Digital Video (equivalent to IMPACT Video)
Octane Compression (roughly equivalent to IMPACT Compression)

Octane Personal Video supports analog input along with basic O2 cam support. Compression is not supported in any way. It's a basic card mainly useful for simple projects like webcams or screen captures.

Octane Digital Video provides two D1 video inputs and outputs (but no analog connections) and can do both uncompressed video and well as compression via Octane Compression. O2 cam is not supported on this board. Using this board by itself isn't terribly useful to most hobbyists.

Octane Compression adds two analog composite S-Video inputs/outputs and supports two channels of MJPEG video. When combined with Octane Digital Video it supports conversions to-and-from digital, compressed digital video and analog video textures (requires colorspace converter and TRAM upgrade). This is the ideal solution for most hobbyists (Octane Digital Video plus Octane Compression) but it can be very costly. I'd love to have a set myself!

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Unread postby RageX » Thu Feb 20, 2003 11:22 am

There is also the Octane Uncompressed Digital Video I/O Upgrade (Silicon Graphics Octane Part Number: D9-OCT-DIGVID):

http://www.sgi.com/peripherals/workstation/video_audio.html

There are also several XIO video I/O boards, some of which will work in Octane and some which I beleive are only supported on Octane2/Onyx2/Onyx3000:

High-Definition Input/Output (HD I/O)
High-Definition Graphics-to-Video Out (HD GVO)
Digital Video Option (DIVO)
Graphics-to-Video Option (GVO)
DIVO-DVC

http://www.sgi.com/peripherals/digital_media/hardware.html

Lastly there are the DigitalMediaPro options DM2, DM3, DM5 & DM6, which I believe are all for HD SD video. Some of these may only be supported on Octane2.

http://www.sgi.com/workstations/octane2/dig_media.html[/url]

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Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Feb 20, 2003 11:34 am

RageX wrote:There is also the Octane Uncompressed Digital Video I/O Upgrade (Silicon Graphics Octane Part Number: D9-OCT-DIGVID)


Yep, another name for Octane Digital Video:

http://www.sgi.com/products/remarketed/ ... media.html
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