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SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:44 pm
by SiliconClassics
Finally finished that YouTube retro-review of the Indy that I've been working on since the winter. Hopefully even seasoned experts on the blue pizza box will discover some previously unknown facts & photos of the Indy in this episode.

PS - With apologies to Goldbug for using his sig full of SGI big iron. You have an impressive collection, hope you don't mind!

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:21 pm
by Irinikus
Excellent Video!!! :D

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:27 am
by uunix
Brilliant!

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:50 am
by SiliconClassics
And in case anyone is interested, here are some of the pics in the video that aren't generally available online:

Introducing Indy.jpg


Indy Rear - Byte Magazine Jan 1993.jpg

(this one didn't make it into the final cut)

SGI Announces Low Cost Computer.jpg


Challenge Promo Photo.jpg


InPerson Screenshot.jpg


MIPS Chips.jpg

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:28 am
by Trippynet
Very nice video indeed, I thoroughly enjoyed that :)

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:49 am
by Geoman
professionally made short documentation - that was fun to watch!

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:15 pm
by sgifanatic
Fantastic video! The best yet about SGI gear... I would say your Indy documentary and the LGR Indigo2 review set the standard to beat.

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:07 pm
by SiliconClassics
Thanks, I think my stuff is not quite up to LGR standards but I'm trying. Some decent tunes would probably help a lot. Bought a boxed set of royalty-free music to lay down in the background but most of the songs sounded like elevator music or 1990s corporate training video junk so I left it out.

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:26 pm
by uunix
SiliconClassics wrote:Thanks, I think my stuff is not quite up to LGR standards but I'm trying. Some decent tunes would probably help a lot. Bought a boxed set of royalty-free music to lay down in the background but most of the songs sounded like elevator music or 1990s corporate training video junk so I left it out.

I have some royalty free 80s porn music... It's actually quite therapeutic.

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:23 pm
by Dodoid
Nice job and excellent information! I like the historical footage, I should use more of that in my system showcase videos. Between your excellent Indy video and the LGR's excellent Indigo2 review, I'm kind of glad that so far I've done the Octane and O2 :) .

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:02 am
by kramlq
Excellent video. It demonstrates the Indy's capabilities and features very well.

Did one of your Acclaim Indys include the N64 development board?

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:56 am
by SiliconClassics
Dodoid wrote:Nice job and excellent information!


Thx, at some point I'd like to pull my deskside Onyx out of mothballs and do a proper review of it. The big iron needs more exposure on YouTube.

kramlq wrote:Did one of your Acclaim Indys include the N64 development board?


I wish! Looks like several had the boards installed at one point but they must have been removed.