Dynamic_Computing wrote:I am working on a review / video of the Digital Creations DCTV. I have two of them and they work OK, but they clearly want to use an old 1084 style RGB monitor, as the actual DCTV image does not show up properly on my LCD display connected to my RGB port. Now I do own a nice 1080 monitor, but the previous owner decided to rip out the 23 pin RGB connector for some insane reason...
The image does work OK on the Composite Out, and I can convert them to 24 bit IFF images without a problem, but...
* Has anyone had any luck getting the images to display on a modern monitor
* Does anyone use these today for image capturing, and if so can you send me some cool samples to show on my review
* Any really cool tips/tricks that this thing can do that are not covered in the manual?
* Any preferred settings, either in the software on on your camera to get the best image?
It is really odd how little DCTV info is available out there.
Yes, DCTV was an awesome device (an still it is). It can display around 6 million of colors, animation in 24 bits in real time if you Amiga has enough memory, capture a still frame from a video source, etc. The DCTV pain is very cool too. It was my first addon and my 3d world started here with Lightwave and DCTV. It was really great.
* No. I have been trying to take the video output on my Dell 24 inch (old monitor). It has video input, components, etc. I can see my A1200 video but not the video output from my DCTV, just a black screen. Not idea why is doing this. I need to check my Dell 30 inch and see if there is doing the same thing. Maybe DCTV needs a sync or something coming from a CRT monitor..... not idea right now. If you find a way to display the video output, let me know, I am interested too.
* Like I said. DCTV was a beast. Can you imagine back in 1990 having millions of colors on the screen and making animations in real time ? It was insane. You can use Deluxe Paint, LIghtwave, ClariSSA, ADPro..... it was very well integrated with a lot of applications.
* Settings....... nothing that you can do here to improve the video quality to capture a screenshot. It is a regular video VHS and thats it. Back then, it was great.
Maybe somebody else has been using a DCTV and could comment more things here