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clusteruk 
Amiga 2000 the best Amiga ever? A 360 degree retrospective review video
Posted on 17-Mar-2017 9:27:43
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From: Marston Moretaine, England

Hi All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOh8WGB6FDo

I have combined two of my hobbies in creating this YouTube video which I hope is of interest to classic Amiga fans. Some of you may know I ran Checkmate Digital and launched the Checkmate 1500 system to allow the Amiga 500 to be a little more like the A2000 in expansion potential. It had a Zorro slot for SCSI/Ram, a Video slot for a flicker fixer, could take up to 50mhz 68030 card and hold a hard drive internally as well.

Any way, after having made a video about my A1000 and A3000 I decided it was time to build maybe the ultimate or nearly there of an A2000. She has a Tekmagic 060 card, 64mb ram, 2gb Scsi, Ethernet, Cybergraphics 64 card, external Genlock, 8bit sampler and finally a VLab Motion card.

I filmed this using hardware and software I designed and there is a how I did it all at the end which may have some good tips for people wishing to film classic Amiga's.

I hope you are all well.

Steve Jones
www.brahma360.com
www.imica.net

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uponthevoid 
Re: Amiga 2000 the best Amiga ever? A 360 degree retrospective review video
Posted on 17-Mar-2017 13:39:44
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@clusteruk

awesome! really looking forward to watching this later.

Love the 2000.

Thanks

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Hypex 
Re: Amiga 2000 the best Amiga ever? A 360 degree retrospective review video
Posted on 17-Mar-2017 14:28:04
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@clusteruk

This looked like a simple question but I see you have really gone to town in answering this. Generally this is thought to be the A3000 but I see you are challenging this widely held thought. Sounds like your videos are a must see.

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clusteruk 
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Posted on 17-Mar-2017 16:43:01
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@Hypex

I absolutely LOVE the A3000 but the only reason I mention the A2000 as the best is size, expandability and the Video toaster which does not fit in the A3000D without taking a chain saw to it

Steve

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BoingBear 
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Posted on 17-Mar-2017 19:13:45
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@clusteruk

Didn't NewTek alter the physical size of the Video Toaster, to make the Toaster 4000 fit into both the A3000D and A4000D?

I can't remember, but I do know that many people put A2000's, A3000's and A4000's into bigger tower PC cases, just so they could install a Video Toaster, without having to hack their desktop case.

Also, most of the A4000T's sold in the USA appear to have been sold to people/studios, to run a Video Toasters.

I know someone who made his living using his Video Toaster, until he could no longer get timely service on both his Amiga computers, and his Video Toaster cards, and finally had to make the switch to a Windows PC based video editing system. Of course, he would have eventually been forced into making the switch, as video and TV work transitioned into high definition TV standards.

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Fairdinkem 
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Posted on 18-Mar-2017 7:58:01
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@clusteruk

Really interesting video, thanks for taking the time to create, edit and upload the video.

I wish I had purchased the Checkmate 1500 back in the day :(

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