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Announcement   Announcement : What! A EuroDemo On a Amiga Video Toaster?
   posted by DiscreetFX on 19-Oct-2007 0:00:37 (5145 reads)
For Immediate Release

October 18th, 2007

Chicago, Illinois -- October 18th, 2007 -- Today DiscreetFX LLC, VisualFX software developer works to stimulate development on the Amiga Video Toaster 4000. We want to give every Amiga owner in the world a chance to taste the fun and excitement of the Amiga Video Toaster.

Back in 2004 everyone was shocked when DiscreetFX, with the help of NewTek, Bill Evans and Aaron "Aarexx" Ruscetta gave away the source code to the Amiga Video Toaster Flyer. DiscreetFX opened and released the source code to the world. This Asm & C code is a blueprint to how video editing software works on the Amiga operating system. Now it is time to stimulate the Amiga Toaster community again with a compelling contest and content development offers. When the Video Toaster was released on the Amiga it was NTSC only and the rest of the world, Europeans especially did not get to experience the power and fun of the Amiga Video Toaster. Well, the world has moved on and the NTSC/PAL format incompatibilities don't matter as much today. Most TV's sold in Europe do PAL or NTSC and many computer display cards from NVidia & ATI will display/capture either format without problems.

DiscreetFX enjoyed the awesome Amiga demos that came out of the demo scene in the 1990's and even last year an impressive Amiga demo won at Assembly ‘06 (Starstruck). This is a true testament to the Amiga and the Amiga demoscene. But DiscreetFX wants more, we want to see a demo coded to run on the Amiga Video Toaster 4000. You have the source code.

Now DiscreetFX will give you the hardware. Video Toaster 4000 cards are available from DiscreetFX immediately. We have also created an exciting bundle of software (A $400 value with the card for free). We are also sponsoring a contest to the best demo created on the Amiga Video Toaster gets $1000. There will also be runner up prizes and give aways. We will be including DiscreetFX's Millennium with each card (A $300 value). You can buy this separately for $59.95 if you already have a Video Toaster 4000.

Millennium includes a special program called Wipe Studio, it lets you create your own color effects for the Toaster. This is how DiscreetFX created the Video Toaster version of Pyromania way back when. Amiga users are talented and we are looking for some of you to create some cool new effects with Wipe Studio. Make some impressive stuff and you can sell it through DiscreetFX and make money. A free DVD that explains how to make your own Video Toaster effects also comes with the bundle.

If we reach 100 orders of Video Toaster 4000's and or Millennium we will also complete development of DVE Director's Cut for the Amiga Video Toaster. This is our best selling product on TriCaster, VT[4] & SpeedEDIT. It is already 70% complete but we never get any calls for Amiga Video Toaster software so we did not finish it. DiscreetFX would love to see DVE Director's Cut also available to Amiga Toaster owners, that was the original plan. Help us stimulate the Amiga Video Toaster market and we will create bonus effects not included in the Windows version. Even today it is difficult to get all the features of the Amiga Video Toaster for under $5000. The included real-time four input switcher alone is still very expensive on other platforms.

The rest is up to you Amiga community, let the Amiga Video Toaster live on.

Please contact DiscreetFX Sales for questions or more information.


Video Toaster 4000 cards with Millennium/Wipe Studio/Training DVD bundle are $199.

Millennium/Wipe Studio bundle if you already have a Video Toaster 4000, $59.95. DVE Director's Cut will also be included if we reach 100 orders.

Amiga Round Table listeners heard about this upcoming offer several weeks ago. Amiga Round Table episodes can be download from iTunes or the following link.

The Video Toaster 4000 card requires and Amiga 4000 that has been jumper set to NTSC.

The contest to win $1000 for the best Video Toaster EuroDemo ends @ midnight on the last night of 2007.

Supply of Video Toaster 4000 cards is limited and are available on a first come first serve bases.

About DiscreetFX

DiscreetFX has been creating software products for the Amiga, video editing, computer generated graphics (CGI) industry since 1995. The Amiga computer defined and created the affordable video editing, computer graphics market with its birth in 1985. DiscreetFX creates Real-time transitions and effects seen on over 100 television programs including Blind Date, 5th Wheel, Shipmates and more! You can also see DiscreetFX software used on the following networks HBO, Showtime, Discovery Channel, PBS, Fox and more! Video Toaster, VT[5], VT[4]/[3]/[2], SpeedEDIT are registered trademarks of NewTek. Amiga is a registered trademark of Amiga Incorporated.

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Re: What! A EuroDemo On a Amiga Video Toaster?
Posted on 19-Oct-2007 4:14:32
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I have several toaster 4000's as well as a couple of flyers. Looks like a good time to order Millienium. What else is bundled with the toaster offer? Hope you far exceed 100 orders.

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Re: What! A EuroDemo On a Amiga Video Toaster?
Posted on 19-Oct-2007 4:20:29
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Millienium which includes Wipe Studio and if 100 orders are reached DVE Director's Cut. You can see DVE Director's Cut in action on YouTube or on the main DiscreetFX website.

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Re: What! A EuroDemo On a Amiga Video Toaster?
Posted on 19-Oct-2007 8:24:24
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Are there 100 users of VT presently? As a side note, would it be possible to do something like minimig but this time for VT?

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Re: What! A EuroDemo On a Amiga Video Toaster?
Posted on 19-Oct-2007 8:33:49
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Well done DiscreetFX...

Rejuvenate VT4000 for old A4000 machines with gorgeous new programs it is good...

I think that if you look all around NTSC world (it is standard also in Japan, Canada, Mexico and other countries -mainly in South America-) you could find still requests for your videotoasters... (More than 100 I hope)

But please...

Why don't you realize ALSO drivers for AmigaONE and Pegasos II to pilot Newtek VideoToaster 4 which works on standard PCI card at 33 MHz powered at 3.3V / 5V, and offers not only american NTSC but also european PAL as default? (and Composite, Component, S-Video (Y/C), SDI video formats)

Videotoaster4 it could be used in AmigaONE and Pegasos, and maybe with Efika II and SAM440EP too...

VT5 still seems not to be realized... (it is not into products menu at newtek site) and it will feature PCI Express... So it will became again not compatible with Amiga...

With modern drivers for modern hardware, then when Amiga machines will be start selling again, then we could again be spotted into the world of video-productions AS EXISTING HARDWARE...

Why don't you got this opportunity?

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"When the Amiga came out, everyone [at Apple] was scared as hell." (J.L. Gassée, former CEO of Apple France and chief of devs of Mac II-fx, interviewed by Amazing Computing, Nov 1996).

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Re: What! A EuroDemo On a Amiga Video Toaster?
Posted on 19-Oct-2007 10:17:46
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That is what the Ami[2] project is all about.


That's a great idea!

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