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Avid Cinema Film

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:42 am
by cinenate35
Hi Folks,

I made a video a while back about a long forgotten product...maybe you vintage computer enthusiasts might enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6HwrM8llsQ

Re: Avid Cinema Film

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:33 am
by uunix
That is a nice video chap.

Re: Avid Cinema Film

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:19 am
by pentium
So this was basically the Apple Video system but with an extra hardware Codec card and Avid Cinema instead of Avid Videoshop

Re: Avid Cinema Film

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:38 am
by GL1zdA
cinenate35 wrote:Hi Folks,

I made a video a while back about a long forgotten product...maybe you vintage computer enthusiasts might enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6HwrM8llsQ

I've seen it several months ago. Beautiful. It really shows what is good about Apple - creating something that, while not necessary cutting edge, is both useful and user friendly.

This video was one of the reasons I have bought recently a Power Macintosh 6500/275 Creative Studio Edition - fully equipped with all the video hardware (even the HDD and CD-ROM are original units). Unfortunately I still have to get the Software because the hard drive was wiped.

Re: Avid Cinema Film

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:34 am
by cinenate35
pentium wrote:So this was basically the Apple Video system but with an extra hardware Codec card and Avid Cinema instead of Avid Videoshop

Correct. The Apple TV/Video System has a port inside that allows it todirectly connect to a video device. So the AVID card actually did the compression and capture, as well as the output. The AVID card was neat because it had a video out that was content specific and not just a 640x480 display output like the Presentation System. Only AVID Cinema could usethe card. It was really a great product.