The thread on A/D conversion and sound samples, etc., thread got me thinking about video (screen shot) capturing on the Atari. Starting with Computer Eyes. If anyone knows of other devices please contribute.
Computer Eyes slide show on Youtube:
this is all gray scale shots in the video, but I think there was a way to get full colour with red, green and blue lenses, IIRC. more results on my research to be added here.
As I mentioned above, and I'm still hunting down info on it, was that Computer Eyes could also capture color screen shots or pictures you take by taking three pictures, one with a red lens, one blue and one green and the three separate pictures would be loaded up at once and using page-flipping techniques you had a full colour picture with 4,096 colours. There is a viewing program called RGBview that would load these three pictures up and page-flip. The trick was you had to lower the brightness of your screen to view properly. I'm going to see if I can track down some pictures I used to have for RGBview, that I believe were made with Computer Eyes. I distinctly remember a full colour picture of Kirk and Spock I use to show to friends in college on my 130XE, and show it had better graphics than friends who had C64's and Apple IIGS's.
Atari 800XL, 2x1200XL mobo, 1x1200XL computer:( W/ AtariMax 256/ 512K Rambo, AtariMax 32-in-1 OS, "Gumby" Dual Pokey stereo mod, Super video 2.1 mod, hi-speed SIO mod, full PAL conversion), AtariMax MyIDE 2, SuperSDX w/R-time 8 cart, Happy 1050 W/ 1050toPC and SIO2PC device and com ports, RIX video b.o.b, APE-LINK SIO extender, 1010 tape deck, 1020 plotter, 1030 modem, CX22 trackball, CX77 touch tablet, ST mouse, Wico Command Control and CX40 joystick w/Stikstand.,
8bitbaz: Oh, I'm sure you did, fella. It's my memory again. I d'load these menus but I don't always git chance to go through them all: I must have a bash at these Auras though as they seem to have some cracking bits n bobs onboard. Cheers Brenski & Baker.
Jan 17, 2018 0:03:57 GMT
Baker: I thought I'd posted his site somewhere before on AS, though at that time some of the Synapse area was still "under construction" and the Electronic Novels weren't there. lots of great stuff from all over the world all categorized by country and publisher
Jan 16, 2018 21:18:33 GMT
8bitbaz: Some beauties archived-away there, mate. It's like Christmas all over again!
Jan 16, 2018 20:32:09 GMT
Baker: click on games at the top, then Synapse, then electronic novels. You will still have to get the books and manuals from Atarimania where the uncracked versions are at.
Jan 16, 2018 20:08:54 GMT
8bitbaz: Cheers, Baker. I will investigate... Many thanks
Jan 16, 2018 20:07:55 GMT
8bitbaz: Yes, we seem to have hit another spell of the 'great and the good' passing-on, Brenski. That voice of Delores was indeed something else. My Cranberries faves: Zombie, Ridiculous Thoughts and Desperate Andy...can't think why
Jan 16, 2018 20:07:08 GMT
Baker: Here you go Baz, you still need two drives with both disks in on side 1, when it comes to the password from the book it just shows the hacker's name, no password needed, just continue mrbacardi.000space.com/?i=2
Jan 16, 2018 20:07:07 GMT
8bitbaz: It's not perfect, this new shoutbox, Fred, ie. the BOLD doesn't really look much bolder than normal type and it seems to be italic by default, but I do prefer it to the original, so well done, Brenski. What do other peeps think?
Jan 16, 2018 20:03:37 GMT
8bitbaz: Baker - I'm very interested in those electronic novels - please drop me the link, buddy. Tim, you sound "snowed under" with work, mate. Drop in here for some leisure time whenever you can, fella.
Jan 16, 2018 20:02:28 GMT
8bitbaz: I'm just back from driving through a blizzard in the wilds of Holderness just east of 'Ull. Rum do. Couldn't see a damn thing: white over. Mind, thawing out there now.
Jan 16, 2018 20:01:11 GMT
timothykline: Thanks, 8bitbaz! Incredibly, I'm still pulling 50-hour work-weeks, so makes it tough to participate, much less fawn over my Atari gear. So, I try to stop by for brief visits to see what I get to miss out on.
Jan 16, 2018 19:37:22 GMT
Mclaneinc: Yes, a little confusing...
Jan 16, 2018 18:35:35 GMT
Fred_M: To be honest I think the old shoutbox was much easier to read... What do the other users think?
Jan 16, 2018 18:04:30 GMT