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#1 Stevejohnson6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:21 PM

Have no idea what this is. Came with an atari ac. Some sort of video audio editor. Has a mic input.

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#2 chas10e OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:29 PM

cool piece of hardware ... I'd say the Atari power brick just happens to work for the device ....

 

no nameplate on the bottom or back ?



#3 Stevejohnson6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:39 PM

I think youre right. No nothing.

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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:50 PM

It's an old video switcher/wiper. If it was with an Atari, they may have used the Atari for the CG (Text overlays) and this for wipes. It's how we edited video before the computer age... Or at least in the early computer age.



#5 Stevejohnson6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:32 PM

Thanks R Cade. Do you think its worth anything?

#6 R.Cade OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:34 PM

Not sure I've every heard of someone that collects early video editing or live-switching hardware. I'm sure there is someone... I would probably try to eBay it. You'll probably want to hook some video to it and a composite output monitor and see if it works, first.



#7 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:40 PM

It's very cool. I used to have something similar in the late 80's when my friends and I used to make home movies



#8 Stevejohnson6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:13 PM

Ok thanks guys

#9 Dr Galaga OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:04 PM

What kind of connections does it have on it? I think that one of the Atari computers had a video switcher interface. Probably to compete with the Amiga.

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Posted Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:10 PM

How do you know this was made by Atari?  Yes it is a video editing device before we had software like Pinnacle Studio & Final Cut Pro to do all the fancy editing.  You would be running two input video sources (VCRs or cameras) and outputting to one video device where you would be bouncing back and forth between your two video sources.  It's live editing.  And probably a bit more difficult cause you'd have to be on your toes doing it.



#11 Stevejohnson6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:55 AM

It has audio video inputs black burst rf modulator mic input headphones input

#12 MayDay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:29 PM

R.Cade is right, it's an old video mixer.  It's pretty easy to tell, as most of the buttons on the front have to do with settings for video wipes.  I've seen a lot of mixers, but I'm not familiar with this particular model.  I'm guessing it has two video inputs?  Most likely would have been used in an old A/B tape editing system.  My guess is that it would have also had a titler that worked in conjunction with it.  The use is so limited I would guess it has little to no value, unless it would be as a collectible.






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