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world of „ commodore AMIGA For more information or your nearest GVP Dealer, call 215*337-8770. Dealer inquiries welcome. For technical support call 215*354*9495. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Am a, Inc A50DHD5- AS30 Turijo and FamstRQM are trademarks of Great Valley Products. Inc 01992 Great Valley Products, inc. CHIEF CONCERNS Mi: Robinson should learn to qualify his bald statements with “It is my opinion...” A ROAR BKGAN almost immediately after the article ran in the July 12th edition of the San Jose Mercury Mews, a prestigious Silicon Valley newspaper. It seems that the usually dull computer columnist Phillip Robinson took it upon himself to declare the Amiga a dead machine. In fact, the first sentence of the column reads “The Amiga is dead." 'This gave West Coast Amiga users conniptions, and sent them raving to their keyboards, where they really let it fly on-line. The syndicated column has since run in newspapers across the country; prompting a flood of calls lo Amiga- World asking if Commodore had pulled the plug on the Amiga. The answer is a resounding Not! Columnists have an obligation to express opinions honestly, and Mr. Robinson had every right given to us in this great nation to write that column. The best columns are a bit pointed, and those that provoke are particularly valuable because thev make us think. If Robinson wanted us to think, he succeeded. He apparently received more responses from this column than from any he has written in the past eight years. I guess all those people with dead machines just wanted to thank him for letting them know. For those who are personally upset with Mr. Robinson, that’s all well and good. Bui to those that have reportedly threatened the man, you’d best get a healthier attitude, or perhaps a life. While I'll defend to the death Mr. Robinson’s right to publish his opinion, 1 do think that his column was misleading and damaging. By stating that the Amiga is dead, he led many to believe that the computer was no longer being produced, sold, marketed, or supported. We received many phone calls from people worried that the Amiga had been yanked. The problem is that Robinson did seem to state as fact what was merely opinion. It was this lack of care that got me steamed. Shortly after the article appeared, I got a call from a guy named Roy. Roy was pretty upset. The company he works for uses Amigas, and the Big Cheese was giving Roy a big beef over buying a new A3000. Roy's boss had O i read the article and apparently believed it. It takes a lot of convincing to turn these beliefs around. Commodore Hot Commodore also felt the heat from Robinson’s blasts, and that, I’d say, is a good thing. The firm cranked out a three-page reply outlining its arguments. And posted it on the nets. The guys from the big C pointed out that we are up to about three million machines installed worldwide, that new machines are 011 the way (beyond the 600) , that there are about 1000 Amiga dealers in the US, and that Digital Equipment Corp. is an Amiga reseller.

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Amiga World Vol 08 10 1992 Oct

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Our intelligent hot-linking system lets you instantly take a drawing to Professional Draw 3.0 for editing, or rake text to our Article Editor for speedy changes and spell checking. Link to Professional Calc* for instant tables or to Art Department Professional' for image manipulation. These links come free, and more are on the way. But you don't have to wait, because with our open linking architecture you can create your own links to any of the hundreds of programs that support Arcxx. With Genies and linking, the possibilities are endless. Professional Draw 3.0® - A New Standard In Illustration We've added a number of hot new features that make ir easier than ever to create high-res full color illustration, exciting type effects, and more. You get automatic linear and radial gradient fills. Type directly on the page and use AGFA Compugraphic or Type 1 fonts. Variable X-Y bolding 6c scaling. The PANTONE®*' Color Matching System is built-in. An improved Auto-Trace converts bitmaps. Auto-Tiling of large pages. Un-Do. A Free Clip Art collection, and more! Magic Functions ' + Professional Draw 3.0 also features over 25 time saving Function Genies* like Step and Repeat, Style Tags for Objects, Copy Object Attributes, Make Avery Labels, Hot-link to Art Department Pro*, Rounded Rectangles, Polygons, and more. Professional Page 3.0® - . A New Standard In Publishing With Professional Page 3.0 you get all the fearurcs you would expect from the leading publishing system tor the Amiga. Adobe Type 1 font support, Irregular Text Wrap, Built-in PANTONE"" Color, a complete range of typefaces, Auto- Filing, superior Color Separations and more. Plus you get an Article Editor and spell checker that others make you pay for. Automatic Layout Page Genies* revolutionize desktop publishing by actually laying out pages for you. Answer a few questions and in just minutes you have a professional layout. 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Arexx comes free with Workbench 2 or can be purchased al a reduced price with coupon inside Professional Page 3.0 box. "PANTQHE is Pantone, Inc’s check-standard trodemark far color. ‘Trade Up S99 upgrade offer is limited ond subject to cancellation at any lime. Please odd S7 jcruSAi world of . Commodore AMIGA CA ¦ ICPT T1I3.1MZ The IV24" Video Imaging System by GVP is your computer x I_iV uuw ‘7found a link to creating great special effects on Nickelodeon's Nick Arcade..." Karim Mitcff Co.. Producer. .Nickelodeon Arcade, BetfieVMllcfr Productions. Orlando, FL “I created 24-bit files from graphics 10 keep their colors iniacL These images were captured by the Qiuuiiel l*ainlbox J from the rV24’s analog RGB output. The Paintbox generated background then captured by die IV24 via RGB. The most telling testament to die board’s quality is that the IY24 received die best response of all the Amiga-related devices 1 have shown broadcast engineers.” “I found a link to corporate presentations ” Bit) Evans, Corporate Communications Technician, Fabniei Corp.. Carden Grove. CA “1 use die 1V24 mainly as a 24 bit display device in an AjMXJO.1 scan hi 24 bit images with an Epson* l‘ bit scanner, and dien network diem to a Video Toaster*. The finished product is displayed in our induing room on two 17' Mitsubishi' monitors I will also use the IV24 with a Polaroid* freeze tame unit." “I found a link to great animations... ” Tom Hutchison, Producer, Wild Orchid Graphics, (lilt Itock. OK "IV24 is witai I've been waiting for. I use it with [ Imagine software to produce animations for a j local cable company. J really like being able to | use one monitor and haw a de-interlaced out- [ put dial integrates into die system better than am- other frame buffers 1 looked at. Graphic Country of Nickelodeon Asms* :i * ind*jn*rkalCcTr.rrr.~icn.-~i;&.Ik IV2*i. MyL For more information or your nearest GVP Dealer, phone 215-337-8770 today. For technical information call 2I5-3S4-9495 GREA" VALLEY PRODUCTS. INC PHONE 2 5-337-8770 6C0 CLARK AVENUE KING OP PRUSSIA PA I 9406 U.S.A.. :AX 2 15 Circle 25 on Reader Service card CONTENTS VOLUME 8, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1992 FEATURES Morphing Madness By Mark Swain ..26 Image-morphing tips and tricks, plus a look at three brand-new image-processing programs to help you do the job. Blueprint for Successful Video By Patric Hedlund 32 Here’s how to assemble a top-notch Amiga-based video-production studio that rivals expensive professional setups. ARTICLES Digital Test Tube By John lovine. 39 Cellular automation programs oiler fascinating ways to create all kinds of artificial life forms with your Amiga. Sneak Preview! Small Talk: The New Amiga 600 Revealed By Doug Barney... 4 4 Commodore's new low-end Amiga 600 is finally ready to roll in the US. Check out the details of this compact little machine. COLUMNS Chief Concerns By Doug Barney... 6 Phillip Robinson's now infamous column has drawn our editor’s full attention. Video Suite By Joel Tessler .48 With new waveform monitor vectorscope combinations, you can now do inexpensive pro-quality signal monitoring. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ..... 32 With some simple image-processing techniques, you can create backgrounds for almost any kind of presentation video, mutimedia or print. DEPARTMENTS 8 Overscan .... Amiga news and new products, plus the latest PD shareware. Help Key Lou took a break tliis month to visit shows, hut he’ll be back in November. The Last Word 104 The readers have their day and say. REVIEWS A-MAX II Plus (ReadySoft) 16 You’ll have two computers in one with this System 7.0-coinpatible Mac emulator. Impact Vision-24 (Great Valley Products) 18 This 24-bit card makes multimedia a snap. PERSONAL TBC II (Digital Processing Systems)f TBC PCB (Prime Image) and TBCARD (I.DEN Videotronics) 20 A trio of time-base correctors to stabilize your video signals. 21MB Floptical Dri rE and 128MB Magneto Optical Drive (Digital Micronics) ...24 Two removable-mcdia drives offering mass storage that you can cany around. MlGRAPH OCR 1.11b (Migraph) . . 3 () Optical character recognition finally arrives on the Amiga. SCRIPTGEN (Michael Greenstein), Trexx Professional (KludgeCode Software), TOASTMASTER, (Byrd's Eye Software) and TOASTER TOOLKIT (The Byte Factory) 3 8 Automate your Video Toaster scripts with those four utilities. TRANSPORTER (Amazing Computers). 38 Do easy single framing, format conversions, and time-lapse framegrabbing. STARSFX, MULTIMEDIAFX, and SpectrumFX VocorderFX (Pacific Digital) ..62 Three audio- and visual-cfTccts programs. Video Music Box (Digital Expressions) .62 Create sound tracks with this program even if you can’t play a note. (JAMES Crib Notes By Peter Olafson 74 Our tipster extraordinaire takes you Out of This World. Global Effect (Millennium Electronic Arts) ..... 74 Save, create, or rule your own world. Guy Spy and the Crystals of Armageddon (ReadySoft) ..78 Cartoon-qtiality animations, archvillains, and superagents. 82 GODS (Konami) The latest shoot-’ein-up from the Bitmap Brothers. Napoleon I: The Campaigns 1805 1814 (RAW Entertainment) ... 82 Lead the Grand Annee into battle. 82 Short Takes Capsule reviews of recent Amiga games. T his month: The Dark Queen of Krynn, Pools of Darkness, Gateway to the Savage Frontier, and Shadow Sorcerer (Strategic Simulations); Monkey Island II: LeChuck’s Revenge (LucasArts Games); A-10 Tank Killer 1.5 (Dynamix); and Return of the Living Text Adventure (Shadowplay). 88 The Next Round Announcements of Amiga games that will soon hit the shelves. AW Product Information. . 9 H To contact the vendors of products mentioned in this issue of Amiga World, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses” list. COVER IMAGES BY MARK THOMPSON. RADIANT IMAGE PRODUCTIONS. MORPHING DONE T I'll ASDG’S MORPH PLUS. Amiga World 3 UN THOUSANDS OF PC COMPATIB SOFTWARE PACKAGES WITH GVP'S A500-PC 286 EMULATOR! With innovative and unique engineering GVP's exclusive A500-HD8+ andA530-TURB0 "Mini Slot” opens a whole new computing world. INTRODUCING THE A500-PC 286 FOR A530-TURB0 AND A500-HD8+ USERS ONLY. The GVP A500-PG 286 emulator features: ? Run MS-DOS' DR-DOS* * and even Microsoft Windows'*’ applications. ? 16MHZ 80286 CPU power with rates up to 15 on the Norton Speed Index. ? Provides Hercules, CGA, EGA VGA (monochrome) video emulations. ? Run PC and Amiga applications simultaneously. ? 512KB of dedicated PC Memory (DRAM) plus transparent access up to SMB of Amiga memory | configurable as normal, extended or expanded memory). ? 80C287 math processor (FPU) socket. Fur more information on GVP's A500-PC 286emulator for your A530-WRB0 orA500-HD8+ contact your local GVP dealer today, or call GVP at215*337*8770. 4 version 3.2 or later (not included) 4 4 version 5.0 or later (not included) 4 4 4 not included GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS 600 CLARK AVENUE KING OF PRUSSIA, PA ] 9406 USA PHONE 215*337*8770 FAX 215*337*9922 For technical support, call 215*354*9495 Amiga is a registered trademark of Ccmmodore-AMIGA, Inc All other trademarks are property of their respective owrers 01992 Great Valley Products, Inc AmigaWorld Dale Strang, Publisher Douglas Barney, Editnr-in-Chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor SWAIN Pratt* Managing Editor Barbara Gefvf.RT, Senior Editor LOUIS R. 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* Requires kickslart 1.3 or higher SEE US AT world of „ commodore AMIGA For more information or your nearest GVP Dealer, call 215*337-8770. Dealer inquiries welcome. For technical support call 215*354*9495. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Am a, Inc A50DHD5- AS30 Turijo and FamstRQM are trademarks of Great Valley Products. Inc 01992 Great Valley Products, inc. CHIEF CONCERNS Mi: Robinson should learn to qualify his bald statements with “It is my opinion...” A ROAR BKGAN almost immediately after the article ran in the July 12th edition of the San Jose Mercury Mews, a prestigious Silicon Valley newspaper. It seems that the usually dull computer columnist Phillip Robinson took it upon himself to declare the Amiga a dead machine. In fact, the first sentence of the column reads “The Amiga is dead." 'This gave West Coast Amiga users conniptions, and sent them raving to their keyboards, where they really let it fly on-line. The syndicated column has since run in newspapers across the country; prompting a flood of calls lo Amiga- World asking if Commodore had pulled the plug on the Amiga. The answer is a resounding Not! Columnists have an obligation to express opinions honestly, and Mr. Robinson had every right given to us in this great nation to write that column. The best columns are a bit pointed, and those that provoke are particularly valuable because thev make us think. If Robinson wanted us to think, he succeeded. He apparently received more responses from this column than from any he has written in the past eight years. I guess all those people with dead machines just wanted to thank him for letting them know. For those who are personally upset with Mr. Robinson, that’s all well and good. Bui to those that have reportedly threatened the man, you’d best get a healthier attitude, or perhaps a life. While I'll defend to the death Mr. Robinson’s right to publish his opinion, 1 do think that his column was misleading and damaging. By stating that the Amiga is dead, he led many to believe that the computer was no longer being produced, sold, marketed, or supported. We received many phone calls from people worried that the Amiga had been yanked. The problem is that Robinson did seem to state as fact what was merely opinion. It was this lack of care that got me steamed. Shortly after the article appeared, I got a call from a guy named Roy. Roy was pretty upset. The company he works for uses Amigas, and the Big Cheese was giving Roy a big beef over buying a new A3000. Roy's boss had O i read the article and apparently believed it. It takes a lot of convincing to turn these beliefs around. Commodore Hot Commodore also felt the heat from Robinson’s blasts, and that, I’d say, is a good thing. The firm cranked out a three-page reply outlining its arguments. And posted it on the nets. The guys from the big C pointed out that we are up to about three million machines installed worldwide, that new machines are 011 the way (beyond the
600) , that there are about 1000 Amiga dealers in the US, and that Digital Equipment Corp. is an Amiga reseller. They then described the firm's marketing efforts. Commodore has also begun reaching out to computer journalists, including Robinson, to explain the key markets for the Amiga. They pointed out that Amiga fans are more than welcome to contact Mr* Robinson, or write to newspapers that have run the column. Many already have. One of the more eloquent responses was a letter published in the Boston Globe from Maty Ryan, a director of the Boston Computer Society. After the Globe ran the column, Ryan was besieged with calls asking if Commodore was pulling the Amiga. She tactfully disagreed with the column and gave many examples of the Amiga’s use in prominent places, including Fenway Park (home of the almost always almost great Boston Red Sox), the Holiday Inn, and just about every cable station known to mankind. Bottom Line If you’ve read the column, you know that Robinson knows a lot about the Amiga. He mentions our GUI, multitasking, custom chips, color graphics, stereo sound, and video compatibility. What he failed to realize is that those capabilities have yet to be matched. What he and countless others also do not understand is that the Amiga is a vertical-markei machine. It no longer competes with Pcs and Macs, but instead takes on workstations from Silicon Graphics, NeXT, and Sun. Calling the Amiga dead is like calling the Ferrari dead just because it’s outsold in sheer numbers by Yu go. They are different machines, and need 7 to be judged in different ways. Would Robinson have us all drive Yugos? O Brouhaha Update Right before our presstime, Robinson issued a follow-up piece in which he apologized for his “Amiga is dead ” statement. His column brought him the largest response of any column he’s ever written. He defended his original conclusions, however, that the Amiga is a goner as far as competing against the Mac or PC!, except in desktop video and multimedia. And Amiga owners did respond with a vengeance. The reaction, according to Robinson, was mixed. “Many are unhappy with Commodore...many are unhappy with me." Welcome to the neighborhood, Phil. CCELERAIWN: THE TIME TESTED, USER-PROVEN, BEST SOLUTION FOR THE AMIGA• 2000 SERIES NOW SHIPPING 33Mhz Only the GVP Family of Combo Accelerators are Packed, Stacked and Backed with more of what you want Most! Don't get stuck. Don't overpay. Don't buv hall a solution. Don’t take chances. When you're shopping for an accelerator, there is only one thing you should do... Choose from GVP's family of G-FORCE 040 and 030-based Combo Accelerator boards. WHY? Because only GVP; ? Has a proven 5 year history of the best product performance and support. SEE US AT world of „ commodore AMIGA PASADENA, CA • SEPT. 11-13, 1992 Gives you the choice of state-of-the-art 68030 or 68040 CPU Power at blazing speeds of 25,33,40 or 50MF1Z. No matter what your budget or speed requirements, GVP has the right solution for you. Provides unsurpassed multi-functional- itv through superior design integration giving ALL GVP accelerator users:
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• Up to 16MB of high speed 32 Bit- Wide Memory expansion (up to 64MB with 16MB SIMMS available late 1992| Ability to transform your accelerator into the ultimate hardcard with GVP's new improved snap on Hard Disk mount kit On-board future expansion possibilities with the GVP exclusive 32-Bit expansion bus (including GVP's EGS 110 241. This feature alone literally obsolete ALL other accelerator products. ? Backs ALL GVP accelerators with a full 2-year warranty and upgrade program. Choose GVP's newest, fastest and feature filled accelerator... the A2000 G-F0RCE040 It's the fastest accelerator bar none: ? 68040 CPU running at up to a blazing 33MHZ clockspeed, outperforms even high end workstations costing thousands more. It's the most highly integrated bar none: ? High perfonnance onboard SCSI SCSI D compatible hard drive controller. ? On-board serial port with speeds up to 625 Kbps and two 16 byte hardware buffers (1 read 1 write) to prevent data loss. Ideal for adding additional modems, printers etc. ? On-board user configurable parallel port for Amiga PC compatibility. ? Future expansion via GVP's exclusive GVP compatible 32-Bit expansion bus. CALL YOUR GVP DEALER AND ORDER A GVP G-FORCE 030 or G-FORCE 040 TODA Y! For more information or your nearest GVP Dealer, call 215*337*8770. Dealer inquiries welcome. For technical support call 215*354*9495. Am ga is a registered tidemark o! Commodore Aniga, Inc All other trademarks are the property of their resoect ve owners. © 1992 Great Valiey Products. Inc. OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks Video Sources Scores of Amiga owners find users' groups a tremendous resource. Bui where do professional videographers and artists turn for help with their specific requirements? To the Amiga Video- Graphics Guild (AVG), Although AVG had its start in a spe- cial-interest meeting of California’s San Fernando Valley Users’ Group, the guild lias evolved into a different animal. “YVe are professionals helping professionals,” states Geoffrey Williams, guild director. “We are definitely oriented to video and graphics. That’s all we do. Almost even - one in the group is a working professional or wants to be. We help make the transition from amateur to professional. We help make contacts.” With the guild’s assistance, many members have found work with software developers and video producers, AVG’s member-referral service keeps resumes on file and matches members with employers. According to Assistant Director Steven Blaize, AVG is a boon for woulcl-be developers especially those with little initial capital who depend on weird til mouth. Help Mates The organization's quarterly publication, Mentor, features product reviews, tutorials, advice, and news, and it includes a disk packed with images and tools. In addition, members can ask questions and get timely answers through several forums. This summer, AVG launched an open-fo- nnn BBS that provides help in specific categories. One section, lor example, focuses on Imagine. The BBS has been so successful that the guild now needs someone to donate a gigabyte drive to contain the member-provided data. Other benefits include monthly liot- news sheets, disk and video libraries, a help hot-line, a national outreach network, and more. Local members and the public can take advantage of monthly meetings that feature presentations by such Amiga notables as Brad Schenck. Rick Probst and Joe Conti. According to Williams, guild membership is split equally between locals and professionals elsewhere in the country. You Deserve a Promotion! AV(. Actively promotes the Amiga by supporting the artists and programmers. Further, members take the machine into classrooms, sponsoring seminars for faculty members. AVG managed to gain the Amiga’s admittance to the University of California Santa Barbara, California Institute of the Arts, and the Brooks Institute. “The Amiga is absolutely the best platform for video. We look at new technology to find the best wav to get the work
o. . O done,” said Williams, The Amiga's desktop-video ability is, “a strong niche, grow ing all the time,” he explained. And guild members plan to continue capitalizing on it. If you are interested in joining, contact the AVG at 1833 Verdugo Vista Dr., Glendale, CA 91208, 818 240-9845. Or, tap into the BBS at 818 240-4873. Jan Jackson To the Letter Kara Computer Graphics new font sets ($ 99 each) comprise antialiased 16-million color ChromaFonts for use with NewTek's Video Toaster CG. The packages were designed to address current limitations of the Toaster in dealing with ChromaFonts. The included installation pro gram lets you install the fonts on your hard drive and use them in compressed mode to save up to 50% of the usual storage space. Toaster Fonts 3, a six-disk set, offers four distinctive cap styles in two sizes each (see photo), with outline, drop, and cast shadows. Each includes the full character set, plus special characters. Toaster Fonts 4 (five disks) provides four shiny script and cursive faces: a chiseled Roman script in gold and metal, a casual Brushed script, and a Calligraphic face. Each style comes in two sizes and includes the full set of upper- and lowercase letters, numerals, and special characters. (RS 124.) To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 98. 'or,HIClTAUC Toaster Fonts 3 assures capital gain. Pop Arts promises Video Toaster users a treat witli three 3-D font volumes as well as a collection of textures (S39.95 each) for use with both the original and 2.0 versions of LightWave 3D. Each font set contains upper- and lowercase characters, along with numbers and symbols. Do you want the whole spread? If you buy three volumes. Pop Arts will throw the fourth in lor free. (RS 125.) Integrated Graphic Media, maker of several existing NewTek fonts, now offers four packages ($ 89.95 each) on its own. Foreign 1 includes all the characters necessary to represent the Albanian, French, German, Hawaiian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish alphabets in their entirety. Your choices don't end with languages, however; you also get a choice of type styles (Foreign Thin and Foreign News) and five sizes (from 24 to 54). The Serif 1 package includes Benji, Quadra, and Italian faces in normal and bold styles and sizes 14 to 54. Integrated's Decorative 1 package gives you a quintet of styles in as many sizes, and the Flags 1 collection includes full-color flags from 170 nations, in sizes 36 and 72. (RS 126.) ProWrite is the best selling word processor for die .Amiga®, and for good reason. ProWrite 33 The Best Just Keeps Getting Better High performance. Ease-of-use. Constant updates and enhancements. And now a new low price! Hew Features ProWrite 3.3 gives you more power than ever before. More powerful graphic handling, including automatic text-wrap. Print preview. Password protection for your documents. I lie ability to name and find pictures in long documents. Full clipboard support, for seamless exchange of text and pictures with other programs. And HotLlnHS »™ support, giving you total integration of ProWrite with other EiotLinks-capable programs! Proven Performance Combine this with Pro Write’s already formidable feature set, and you have the most powerful word processor for the Amiga. Features like multiple fonts and pictures. A spelling checker with over 100,000 dictionary words, A thesaurus with over 300,000 cross-references. Outline font support. Jaggie- free printing, for high-quality printing on dot-matrix printers. PostScript printing. Macros and AREXX support for power users. Mail merge, for form letters. And multiple columns, including side-bv-side columns for writing audio video scripts a ProWrite exclusive! And the list goes on! And of course, ProWrite 3.3 retains the speed and ease-of-use that has made it famous with thousands of Amiga users world-wide. New Low Price! Even with all this power, ProWrite is more affordable than ever before because ProW rite is available now for only $ 99.95! So you no longer have a reason not to treat yourself to the best! See for vourself what makes ProWrite * the most popular word processor for the Amiga. Visit your local Amiga dealer (3$ . And put the power of ProWrite to work for ... you today! ProWrite is a registered trademark of New Horizons Software, Inc. FiotLinks is a trademark of Soft-Logik Publishing Corp. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. Features What you see is what you get" display. Multiple fonts, sizes, styles, and colors.
* Outline font support.
• Insert IFF and HAM pictures in your documents.
* Automatically wrap text around pictures.
* Multiple columns, with snaking or side-by- side text flow. Spelling checker with 100,000 word dictionary. Thesaurus with 300,000 cross-references, nil system clipboard support, IotLinksTM support. Undo and Redo command. Mail merge. AREXX port. Macros, when used with AREXX, Name ami search for pictures in a document. Speaking capability, to read hack document contents. Separate odd and even pafje headers and footers. Paragraph sorting. Automatic page numbering, with five different page number styles. Insert current date and time, with five different date formats and two time formats. Word count and readability level calculation. Up to 10 documents open at the same time. Document password protection. User-set document comments. Horizontal and or vertical document rulers, tor precise positioning. Custom page sizes. Print preview. PostScript printing, in black & white or color. 1 ligh-quality graphics printing for jaggie-frce output. Print NLQ text and graphics at the same time. Complete printer control, including sideways printing and 4,096 color printing. Automatic timed saves and backups. Import and export Professional Page text files. Comprehensive keyboard commands. Easy to use “3-D" user interface look. Fully customizable. Full support for Kickstart 2.0. Requires Kickstart 1.2 or later, one megabyte of memory, and two disk drives. NEW HORIZONS New Horizons Software, Inc • 206 Wild Basin Road, Suite 109 • Austin, Texas 78746 • (512) 328-6650 Circle 65 on Reader Service card. O v i; r s c Signal Achievements Alien Avionics' new TDL488-T Video Delay Line ($ 325) promises to let you easily time all video signals to that of the Toaster. In addition to an internal 360- nanosecond insertion fixed delay, the unit provides a 127-nanosecond switch variable delay made up of 1, 2,4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 delay steps, lor a total of 487 nanoseconds. A ± 1-nanosecond line trimmer lets you tweak the delay exactly J 4 j and provides For control over the total color image. (RS 120.) RGB Dynamics new CDR-950 Color PULSE & VIDEO DELAY LINE
* TDL488T | 3CO- 48S NANOSECONDS ALLEN AVIONICS, INC. MlllEOLA.NY 1T»1 " 64 32 16 8 4 2 1 VAR G* G OOOOOO The TDL488-T: Nanosecond to none? Encoder-on-a-card fits into your Amiga 2000 or 3000 and converts analog RGB signals into a true broadcast-quality composite or V C output in either NTSC or the European PAL video formats. The Translator, another video product from the same company, is a hardware solution to scan conversion, it promises to automatically transform EGA, VGA, SVGA or Macintosh signals into true broadcast-quality NTSC or PAL signals in composite component and V C formats. (RS 121.) Maintain control over voui DPS Per- sonal Series TBC or V-Scope from afar Nothing gets your Amiga into the 1990s like a 68040 processor. If you’ve got Motorola's answer to computer steroids plugged into your Amiga, you should know of the several 040 utilities available on the nets. To make life easier for speedsters, I rounded up all the ‘040 optimizers I could find. These are not necessarily compatible with eve it accelerator card, but should get you started. ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh If you’re using a ftogressive Peripherals 68040 board, be sure to get fa$ trom040Jzh, a Fast RO M M em ory- Man age - ment Unit program for both the A2000 and A3000 from BIN’s Amiga area. The more technically-minded may want arp040fix.lzh, a 2K fix for Arp problems induced by any ’040, regardless of the brand. Genie users have some exclusive 68040-specific files to choose from. Amiga Library 11 contains two must- have files for Progressive Peripheral's 68040: file 16450 (N EWPROG040. LHA) and file 16493 (NEW040.LZH). Downloading these files will get you offerings from Progressive updated as of July. (Progressive may have made other postings by the time you read this.) On (iEitie, be sure to get file number 16071 from Libra it 4 in the Amiga area. This is SET040V115.LHA Nic Wilson’s popular Set040 utility in its 1.15 version. Users of NewTek’s Toaster should check out Library 11 for file 16491 (TOAST040- .LZH), a utility for Progressive ’040-equippcd Toaster users. On CompuServe, I found only one such file: 040ROM- .LZH in Amiga lech Library
11. It is basically the same program as fastrom040.1zh on BIX. C’PUSE L. I. H. mentioned in last month’s column, is one of the few accelerator utilities you’ll f ind on Portal. For measuring 68040 performance, there are also several versions of La Monte Loop’s AIBB (Amiga Intuition Based Benchmarks) for the picking. While Portal is short of ’040 utilities at this writing, I wouldn’t be surprised if the aggressive Portal sysops will have posted most of the 68040 files listed above by the time you read this. But the big news on Portal isn't files, it’s Internet. Casting a Wider Net Portal has rewritten the telecommunication game rules with the introduction of a variety of Internet Services. The significance of this S5- per-month option is that you can now use Portal to download files from popular archive sites all over the world. Internet’s more significant features include FTP (File Transfer Protocol), which is used to transfer files over the Internet, and IRC (Internet Relay Chat), which allows you to communicate with up to 700 users worldwide sans additional charges. Despite the system’s inherent simplicity, the terminology used throughout Internet is foreign to the casual computer user. References to backbones, campus network liaisons and RFCs (Request for Comments), may seem meaningless to even seasoned telecommunication users. Realizing that this problem exists, Portal has responded with an entire area called “HELP for Internet Services” within the Internet area. You can use it to get assistance with any area that you cannot decipher. Within Internet, there’s also Telnet. One example Portal gives of Telnet’s versatility is the ability get the daily lunch menu from a university in Colorado for no extra telephone charges. Telnet also lets von connect to mill- tiuser games, databases, and information systems. If you’re a Portal user interested in Internet, just type “GO INTERNET” at any command prompt. As an interesting side note, users with an account on an Internet-connected computer will find detailed commands to access Portal free of charge. Finally, the Amiga area’s File Libraries New Uploads area lists file number 39, which is file TCP-IP.LHA. This file describes the Internet networking protocols (TCP IP) in great detail. Portal has gone a long way in dispelling the myth that the nets are staid, sluggish institutions where changes and improvements occur only occasionally, and then slowly. 4 * Expect to see the other nets follow suit. BIX 800 227-2983 617 354-4137 CompuServe 614 457-0802 800 848-8199 Genie 800 638-9636 Portal Communications 408 973-9111 ? THIS IS THE ( Ihf ORMATtOti YOU I REQUEST?P. WHAT PO you___ THI HR 7 C ? Llriln
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• Let the caller decide whether to leave a I'm sage or speak with the called party. And, you get something no other fax machine or computerized fax product can offci - privacy for every fax received. Phj;i3Pak Helps You Work Smarter As you can see, anything fax machines, ans- ing machines, and voicemail systems can do, PhonePak can do. Pit:. 11 umePak is the only technology that giveyou fax and voice information combined. Wh ler you have a single phone line at home, or multiple lines in die office, once nu install PhonePak, you'll wonder how in ever got along without it, "" Main PhonePak Control Pane! 11ml irinfn !t«m iMrtuI: ;i*«ii ifill i For more information on what GVP’s PhonePak can do for you call (215)337-8770 today. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS 600 CLARK AVENUE KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406 USA PHONE 215*337*8770 FAX 215*337*9922 PhonePak requires 2MB RAM and a hard drrve. And is FCC certitiec for use in the United States. PhonePak. VFX and Operator are trademarks of Great Valley Products, inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © Copyright 1992 Great Valley Products, Inc, Circle 1 on Reader Service card You know what a fax machine IS. You know what an answering machine DOES. You know how voice mail WORKS. Now imagine all that technology working together as a single comprehensive information system all on one board. And that’s just the beginning when it comes to what GVP’s new PhonePak can do for your A2000 3000! PhonePak Handles All Calls With a PhonePak VFX system installed on each of your phone lines you can: ? Receive faxes and store them on your Amiga's hard disk for on-scrcen viewing and or plain paper printing at your convenience. ? Use PhonePak's advanced digital technology to record and playback voice messages. ? Receive VFX M messages combining voice and fax, from virtually any standard phone fax machine. ? View a fax onscreen and listen to a voice message about that fax at the same time a GVP multimedia breakthrough! ? Send faxes to one or more numbers immediately, or via PhonePak's built-in scheduler. ? Record and play your own voice messages in standard IFF audio format using a fully configurable system of private user mailboxes. ? Create customized databases for all your names, addresses, and telephone numbers, ? Use PhonePak's exclusive Operator™ script language or AREXX to control all dialing functions. And because PhonePak uses GVP's custom DMA chip technology for multitasking, you can keep right on working, even while PhonePak is taking calls. SEE US AT world of „ :W'-VS% commodore AMIGA PASADENA. CA • SEPT. 11-13,1992 Now, your Amiga® 2000 3000 i a Computer, Fax Machine, VoiceMail Sys'em, and Answering Machine all at on:*! Gvps new tm PHONEPAK’S EXCLUSIVE VFX TECHNOLOGY TAKES FAX AND VOICEMAIL INTO THE NEXT CENTURY! With Digital Processing Systems' new DPS RC-2000 multichannel remote control. With a single remote, you can control up to eight DPS 1 Rcs (cards or rackmomu units) and one waveform vectorscope. You get dedicated TBC and V-Scope function keys, plus ten nonvolatile set-up memories for each TBC channel, and you get the advantage ol individual digital shaft encoders for easy adjustment of all proc-amp and color-halance functions. (RS 122.) External Video Maybe you can't fit a Video Toaster into the high-performance A3000, but that doesn't mean you cannot use the two devices together, Heifnet Communications' new Toaster Cozzy (S790 plus shipping) is a video slot in a box. It holds a Toaster, powers it (with a 65-watt regulated power supply providing a slaved instant-on feature), and connects it to the Amiga without voiding warranties on either the board or the CPU. The Toaster Cozzy provides a neat video-slot solution for A500s as well, and for A2000s with occupied video slots. The unit provides a built-in blackburst generator for video sync with five BNC outputs, and later this year, the Toaster Cozzy wrli accommodate not one, but two video boards via an upgrade. Heifner promises to upgrade its video cable in the future to maintain compatibility with advanced incarnations of the Amiga. (RS 123.) O V HRIIi; 1 RI) ’Sno Storm Feeling snowed under by slow processing and RAM limitations? Preferred Technologies' new Blizzard Board promises to shovel you out with performance increases of 200%. The low-cost unit installs in the 68000 socket of the A500, A2000, and, with a special adapter, the A1000. Its 14-MHz 68000 processor doubles the clock rate of your CPU and memory access, but the board lets you switch back to 7-MHz mode to accommodate finicky software. A special "shadow mode" lets you run AmigaDOS from an optional 512K bank of dynamic memory for better overall performance. In addition, you can add 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 8 megabytes of RAM via inexpensive DIP memory chips. Software that comes with the board controls many of its features and includes a memory-testing program. A five-year warranty rounds out the board’s offerings. (RS 129.) Need a customizable graph ics-process- ing display device? Then take a look at Digital Microtiics' new Vivid 24. The board’s modular approach lets you add features and power according to your needs. In its standard configuration ($ 2995), Vivid 24 includes one 4.VIB Video Memorv Module (VMM), providing 24-bit color display in noninterlaced resolutions ol up to 1024x768. You can increase your display to 2048x2048 in interlaced mode, however, bv adding three more YMMs (S729 each). Add the Broadcast Quality Digital Video Encoder module ($ 729). And you’ll be able to retain the quality of super hi-res graphics while moving them to videotape. Designed to work with the Encoder module, the Video Effects Generator ($ 385) provides an input for two video sources and allows for special effects and switching on a pixel-by-pixel basis between the sources and Vivid 24 computer graphics. Graphics math coprocessor upgrades come in both single ($ 585) and double ($ 1449) varieties. Each single coprocessor adds 40 Million Floating Point Operations Per Second (M FLOPS) and lets you render 25,000 shaded polygons per second; not surprisingly, the double coPower Parts processor duplicates those results. With a double and two singles, Vivid 24 promises to achieve a total of 160 MFLOPS and generate 100.000 shaded polygons per second! You can display a super hi-res Workbench screen via Vivid 24, and the board claims complete compatibility with all Amiga applications. To make those applications run fast, the board comes with 4MB of program memory. To increase speeds even more, you can add another 4MB program memory module ($ 385). The board is A200Q and A3000 compatible, and conies with loads of software, including DMI Paint, a 24-hit paint package with all the standard tools in DMI super resolutions. The DMI Render software lets you import models and frames from other industry-standard 3-D programs and render in "near real-time” us- ing either Gourad or Phong shading. And for configuring and controlling Vivid 2 Is programmable resolution output, DMI Tweek is the answer. According to DMI, Vivid 24’s rendering and image-processing power and super hi-res 24-bit displays- -not available on any other platform at any price will be a boon for 3-D rendering, real-time simulation, and medical imaging. (RS 127.) Spectral Lines So you want the whole spectrum of 24-bit, real-time video framegrabbing? Preferred Technologies gives it to you. Spectrum, its new high- definition video device, grabs an image in frame mode in 730th of a second or in field mode in Vwth of a second, and digitizes using a full palette of 16 million colors. Under software control, you can freeze images, hold them in the unit's built-in framebuffer in 768x480 NTSC format, and then view them on a standard composite monitor. Image data transferred through the parallel pod to the Amiga is digitized, while the original image remains in the framebuffer. The hardware provides two BNC connectors for composite video in and out, the parallel data port, a connector for an external power supply, and a complement of LED status lights to tell you at a glance the current mode of operation. Full hardware control is provided by a single program that features plenty of pull-down menus and hot keys. Spectrum boasts support for many independent programs that you can run directly ? Would you like your Amiga-generated artwork to end up in the homes of over one million people? Then consider submitting music, graphics stills, animations, and videos to Willow Mixed Media, producers of Amiga artists on the Air, a cable-tclevision series about Amiga art. Broadcast throughout the US and Canada, the program is now in its second year and recently became a finalist in the Hometown USA Video Festival. You can submit work on disk in IFF or ANIM-5 formats, or on Yt-inch tape (Hi8 and VHS are also acceptable). Fora program listing and a roster of stations that cany the series, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Willow Mixed Media, PO Box 194, Glen ford, NY 12433. You can call or fax them at 914 657-2914. If you don't find your local cable channel on the list, contact Willow for information on how to arrange showings. Past programs are available on VHS tape.
* rOUND ZONE rsthe With the most powerful comprehensive 8-bit Digital Sound Package to ever orchestrate an Amiga DIQITai- SOUND STUDIO
* j3 world of , commodore AMIGA PASADENA. CA-SEPT. 11-13, 1992 Digital Sound Studio The Affordable Answer to Your Audio Dreams Record, Edit, Compose... With a high-quality stereo sound sampler, A fast, powerful, easy-to-use sound editor, And a self-contained 4-track sequencer: For all the sound effects and music you could ever imagine. ? Record sound samples from any source, including voices, noise, and pre-recorded instruments, to create your own instruments and effects. ? Edit sounds quickly in real time. Add effects like reverb and echo, run sounds backward, alter wave forms, cut and paste sound segments, create loops, eliminate pops and scratches. ? Compose easily using the DSS 4-track sequencer and your Amiga or MIDI keyboard. Draw from up to 31 instruments at a time, in up to four octaves with 8 different variable effects. Mix and modify sounds in real time as you compose, through direct interface with the sound editor. DSS Stretches the outer limits of 8-bit sound
• Create your own 4-track, self-playing musical compositions.
• Make soundtracks for home video, animation or visual presentations complete with voice-over, sound effects and music.
• Analyze voice patterns and stereo separation.
• Analyze graphic equalization of real-time sound.
• Remove "pops" from old phonograph recordings.
• Create custom instruments and sound effects by collecting and or modifying pre-recorded instruments, voice, or sounds from any source, and use them in your own compositions.
• Save your sound and music to disk or send it out via modem for replay on any Amiga. Check out these unparalleled features V AmigaDOS 2.0 compatible; written in assembly language. V Multi-tasking operation. V 68020 and 68030 compatible. V Comprehensive tutorial manual helps even beginners get started right away. V Intuition-based graphic interface makes operation easy. MIDI-in capability. V Direct interface between sequencer and editor. V Hold 31 sound samples in memory at once all shown on screen so they are easy to manipulate. V Effects and processing capabilities include echo, mix, filter, re-sample, sound data inversion, playing sounds backwards, loops, fade-in fade-out and more. V Manipulate sound samples in real time, as you listen. V Create sampled instruments with 1, 3 and 5 octaves. V HIEI recording for highest quality playback. V Controls for faster slower playback and filtering high frequencies during playback. V Load and save samples, songs and instruments in multiple formats. V Multiple effects for each note. V Stereo and monophonic operation. Also convert mono to stereo or separate stereo. Auto-playing music modules. V Real-time oscilloscope and spectrum analysis. V Real-time reverberation. V Graphic editing of wave forms through easy-to-use functions, including zoom in out and precision controls for position, frequency and amplitude. V Draw sound waves freehand using the mouse. V Direct editing of individual sample numeric values. V Maximum recording speed of 51,000 samples second (38,908 samples second in stereo). V Savable Preference settings. » Saves in IFF, SONIX or RAW formats. V Compatible with SoundTracker, NoiseTracker and SoundFX modules. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-877D • FAX (215) 337-9922 p FX from the CL!, so you need not create complex Arexx ports. The software can also compensate for a lack of phase lock in the source video via its special VCR mode, which computes each scan line. (RS 129.) 0VERHEARD Gateway to Expansion So you thought the Golden Gate connected the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific? Nah, it connects the Zorro and PC slots on A2000s and A3000s. Il provides not only 25-MHz 80386SX PC AT emulation, but also up to 16MB of RAM (4MB of which can serve as auloconfig Amiga RAM), a PC AT IDF. Hard-drive controller, and, optionally, a PC A I ’ floppy controller for HD El) floppy drives as well. You can upgrade Vortex s Golden Gate with an 80C387SX math coprocessor, and the board promises to support multitasking. (RS 130.) Now that summer s over, it's time to doff your shorts and send them to Video Shorts, the only nationwide video competition devoted solely to vignettes. This year's competition features a special Computer Animation category in addition to its general category. Video Shorts accepts entries of up to six minutes in length on Vt-inch U-inatic or SR VHS, S- rI IS. 8mm, and Iii-8 formats in NTSC standard. You may enter up to three pieces; entry fees are $ 20 per piece and S10 for each additional entry on the same cassette. Postmark deadline Sound Bytes Get into your Roland D-70 music really into it, editing tones, patches, performances, rhythm setup, and other parameters in the friendly Amiga environment. With dissidents' new D-70 Editor Librarian (S50), you get unique data-mariipulation features that are not available on the D-70 itself. The software lets you create new patches or alter existing ones using either the mouse or Amiga keyboard. As you do so, the D-70 responds instantly through MIDi so you can hear just what you're doing. You can save parameters on Amiga disks and send them back to the D-70 at any time. A tutorial offers tips on how to create new sounds. (RS 131.) Word for Word Even if KindWords is not your word processor, you should know about the program's latest upgrade. Why? Because The Disc Company (now a division of Activision) is offering a S50 trade-in deal for owners of excellence!, ProWrite, PenPal, QuickWrite, Scribble, TextCraft, and WordPerfect, as well as earlier KindWords versions. KindWords 3 (S124.95) comes on four disks (Program, Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Extras) and includes a new manual. It boasts the proprietary Human Interface Protocol, quicker typing speed, eradication of all bugs, 1.3 and 2.0 compatibility, and scores of new features. The program accepts 255 standard Amiga fonts in a single document and lets you change font directories within the program. You can print using the Amiga's fonts or those of your printer, taking advantage of the program's enhanced high-density output ability. Graphics of any resolution and color are candidates for import, and the program can wrap text around them in a box or in contour Little extras include headers and footers for right and left pages, the ability to insert date and time in various formats, medium- and hi-res modes, horizontal and vertical rulers, adjustable tracking and line spacing, and measurement in inches or metrics. To improve efficiency, it offers on-line help and a toolbox containing the most commonly used commands. And to help you keep track of everything, the program tallies not only your word count, but total pages, paragraphs, lines, characters, and pictures as well. (RS 132.) Is February 1, 1993. The competition promises a minimum of ten winning entries, each of which will win its creator $ 100 cash and be mastered to a 1-inch tape for touring and archival purposes. For information and entry forms write: Video Shorts, PO Box 20369, Seattle, WA 98102, or phone 206 325-8449. The International Television Association is not choosy about the length of productions submitted to its 25th annual Video Festival. The association does specify, however, that they must be created by video pros outside the broadcasting field. You can submit entries designed for training, student productions, public service, and six other categories. Get an entry kit from ITVA, 631! O’Connor Rd.,' LB- 51, Irving, TX 75039, 214 869-1112 (fax: 214 869-2980). Entry deadline is November 16, Many Tongues How can you go about getting your Amiga and yourself to speak Russian, Korean, and English? With Fairbrothers' Audio Gallery series of "talking picture dictionaries." Each volume of this series employs computer graphics and digitized speech and provides an iconized table of contents and a gadget-scrollable on-line dictionary. The English version can play in French, German, or Spanish translation mode; the Korean and Russian releases feature full use of Hangul and Cyrillic characters, respectively. (Earlier versions include Japanese, French, German, Spanish, and Chinese.) Prices range from S89.95 to S129.95. (RS 133.) Command Performance Ii works like a music synthesizer, but controls graphics instead. The Light- works Graphics Synthesizer ($ 599.95, Euphonies) lets you “compose” computer graphics and “perform" your compositions live, either with or without musical accompaniment. (With the help of a genlock, you can also incorporate live video.) You get the conventional wipes and fades, plus powerful palette manipulation abilities and the capacity to interact. Your performances can be all interactive, predetermined, or a combination of the two. Effects are determined by a script, which you create with the use of menus and prompt messages; no scripting language is involved. The package includes the program, a disk of graphics-performance presets (which you can cither customize or utilize as is), and a hardware device that provides you with eight sliders and stereo- audio inputs. You can use stereo sound input separated into its bass, midrange, and treble components to create audio visual compositions, and you can employ any MIDI-compatible instrument to control effects. In addition to the hardware module, you can use the Amiga’s mouse, keyboard, and internal timers as controllers either independently or in any combination you wish. (RS 128.) Overscan is compiled by Barbara Gefvert, Linda Laflamme, and Tim Walsh. Send your news, new products, and network information to Overscan, AmigaWor d Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. ¦ Only GVP Factory Installed A2000 HC8+ SCSI Hard Disk+RAM Boards have a track record this good over 20,000 satisfied Amiga ® users and now a 2-Year Warranty! 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U. S.A. PHONE 215 • 337 • 8770 FAX 215 * 337 - 9922 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call 215-337-8770. Dealer inquiries welcome. For technical support, call 215-354-9495. Amiga is a regiiterfla tracemark of Commofioto Amiga. Inc Z 1991 Qieat Vall*y Products Inc A-Max II Plus Runs Macintosh software on the Amiga. ReadySoft, S499.95. A2000 A3000. Internal, Zorro slot connection. Installation: Easy. Compatibility notes: Runs on A1000 with Zorro expansion box. Once in a rare while a product conies along that is not only supremely useful, but is also a tribute to die versatility of the Amiga ancl the inventive zeal of die Amiga development community. A-Max II Plus is all this and a whole lot more. The best part of A-Max II Plus is that it does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It runs monochrome Macintosh software as fast or faster than a Mac with an equivalent processor. It runs virtually all Mac productivity software and an)’ well-behaved games that don’t try to do illegal hardware addressing. (No big loss on the unsupported games; after all, you own an Amiga.) It supports sound, printing, modems, MIDI, large-screen displays, hard drives, AppleTalk networks, and, best of all, it can finally read and write Mac disks in Amiga disk drives. Come of Age The original A-Max was a clever hack. A-Max II was a useful, although limited form of Macintosh emulation, In its latest incarnation, A-Max II Plus has succeeded in becoming a true professional solution: elegant, practical, and very nearly bullet-proof. ReadySoft overcame its final design obstacles by adding direct support for all Amiga disk drives (internal, external, and high-density), file transfers to AmigaDOS hard-drive partitions, and compatibility with System 7.0. You no longer need a bulky, expensive Mac external drive cluttering your desktop, and, with System 7.0, you can finally multitask your Mac software. A-Max II Plus takes over the Amiga to emulate the Mac, and it requires Macintosh 128K ROMs, which are sold separately at specialized dealers. You must also provide the operating system, available To locate the vendors of the products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 98. Hard-drive installable software. Not copy protected.
2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 1 MB RAM, 128K Mac ROMs, Mac OS. Recommended system: 2+ MB RAM, hard drive,I28K Mac ROMs, Mac OS. From Apple and in most major Mac software. The package is a hardware and software combination that fits into any 100-pin Zorro slot and hooks to the floppy connector (pass-through is included). You must plug in the ROMs, insert the board, and run the software. For me. The whole procedure took less than 20 minutes. My board was slightly out of specification, however, and did not gracefully slide into place. When it did fit, the MIDI and modem ports on the back of the card were edged right up against the divider panels. The variance was not enough to prevent the cables from fitting in. But it was a nuisance. I tested A-Max II Plus with System 7.0 and several versions of System 6. I booted from Mac SCSI hard drives, Amiga SCSI hard drives with Mac partitions, the A-Max-created recoverable RAM disk, and Mac disks in the Amiga disk drives. A-Max performed flawlessly throughout. 1 tested Multi finder (Apple), Microsoft Word (Microsoft), PageMaker (Aldus), SuperPaint (Silicon Beach Software), PC Tools for the Mac (Central Point Software), Microphone (Sofware Ventures), MacDraw (Claris), HyperCard (Apple), Excel (Microsoft), Professional Composer (Mark of the Unicorn), and a host of other heavy-hitter software, old and new. 'There were no complaints from any of them. It choked on some games, but ran more of them than 1 expected. Multitasking on a Mac is not quite as sophisticated as multitasking on an Amiga. Multifinder does not allow you to pull down a custom screen to get instant access to another screen. You can’t display two screens at once, and the lack of a second mouse button requires some compromises, but System 7 checks out overall as well on A-Max as it does on a Mac. The AppleTalk support was a surprising bonus. Although AppleTalk is a very slow standard, it works just fine, and you can't beat the price. I never thought I’d see my Amiga chugging along on an AppleTalk network, bill there it was, transferring files and running four-person RoboSport (Maxis) over the network. Invisible Efficiency A-Max cheerfully found and used my Amiga parallel and serial ports, and it used my Epson clone nine-pin printer and Amiga modem as a Mac printer and Mac modem. Once the ports are selected through the A-Max start-up program, their use is utterly transparent. It was a kick to see that familiar Mac font rolling off my printer, looking every bit as good as an expensive Apple I mage Writer. You can use other printers as well, as long as you select the proper driver from the Chooser. To help, ReadySoft offers a special deal on PowerPrint ($ 99.95), which has a host of obscure Mac printer drivers. To test the serial port, 1 called some local boards and downloaded a clutch of Mac PD software, all of which worked without a hitch. 1'his user transparency is thoroughly integrated into the operation of A-Max II Plus. The video mode, screen size, display size (including scrolling virtual screens), memory configuration (including processors and MMUs), parallel- and serial-port selection and hard-disk drivers are all configured on the Amiga side at startup, saved, and then run automatically. File conversion and transfer are easier in the new A-Max. Although it still handles file transfers in Mac mode only, the support for Fast-File-System hard drives makes the file-transfer side of A-Max easier
- YOLR TURN! I love A-Max II Plus. It runs System 7 without a hitch, communicates at high baud rates, and (unlike A-Max II) works perfectly. I can’t think of a single thing wrong with it! Peter Veach Ajipleton, Wisconsin to work with. The package comes with a Mac-formatted disk containing the transfer software, which lets you transfer Mac files directly to and from the internal floppy drive and the AmigaDOS Fast File System and Old File System hard-drive partitions. File transfer is still not as effortless as CrossDOS (Consultron), but A-Max II Plus is a step in the right direction. The only hint of trouble in Mac-emulation paradise comes from Apple itself. Apple has reportedly tried to clamp down on supplies of the Mac 128K ROMs needed to run A-Max. Prices of these ROMS tend to be higher now than they were when the original A-Max appeared, ranging from a reasonable $ 150 to an overpriced $ 350. I had no difficulty finding reasonably priced ROMS at my local Diskcovery, but you might have to use one of the pricier mail order houses if you live in an area without a well- stocked Amiga store. The A-Max market is a curious beast, and can’t be completely served by the standard Amiga community or the conventional Mac market. I strongly recommend that A-Max users form a worldwide users’ group dedicated to keeping information flowing on A-Max tips, ticks, idiosyncracies, and the pricing and sources of those precious ROMs. He’d Do It Again Overall, A-Max II Plus performed like a champ. On a stock Amiga, it’s an inexpensive Mac clone. Adding a 68030, a large Mac hard-drive partition, and overscan mode or a larger monitor makes for a faster, cheaper super-Mac system. After spending nearly a month with A-Max II Plus and System 7.0, I am utterly convinced of two things: that ReadySoft has another hit on its hands, and that I made the right choice in choosing the Amiga over the Mac. Daniel Greenberg R E V I E VV S Impact Vision-24 Great Valley Products, $ 2199. A2000, A3000. Internal, Zorro and video-slot connections. Installation: Easy. * Compatibility notes: Must be one of A200Q’s first three slots. Hard-drive installable software. Not copy protected.
2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 2MB RAM, hard drive; 5MB RAM, accelerator and FPU coprocessor (for Caligari). Recommended system: 9MB RAM, hard drive, accelerator, multisync monitor. 24-bit display, multimedia, and video production. A complex, integrated system, the Impact Vision-24 multifunction 24-bit display board and its Video Interface Unit significantly expand the Amiga’s multimedia capabilities, easily serving as the center of a training or information system. In addition, its 24-bit display (including single-frame recording), multiformat transcoding, genlocking, and encoding abilities would be equally at home in a video-production house. Like NewTek’s Video Toaster, the IV-24 accepts a composite video signal, encodes and keys native Amiga graphics over incoming video, and displays 24-bit pictures. The IV-24 takes broader aim than simply video, however, succeeding well in many areas and limping along in others. Go In and Out the Windows For nicker-free video, just hook up a multisync RGB monitor to the board’s 15- pin monitor-out port. (While an optional adaptor lets you use a stock Amiga monitor, you lose the advantage of the deinterlacer.) Connecting to a port on the card, the external Video Interface Unit (VIU) has separated RGB, two composite video, digital- or analog-key, reference- sync, and SVHS inputs; outputs are composite, SVHS, and key. For an additional $ 500, you can add the capabilities of the Component Transcoder version of the VIU (VIU-CT): separated RGB and sync output with full transcoding to component formats (Beta- cam and Mil), key-out, Y C, and composite out, as well as RGB pass-through for monitor connections. The IV-24 syncs to j nearly any source, but GVP recommends a time-base corrector for best results. Hardware and software installation are straightforward and well explained in the excellent manual. Moreover, GVP's technical support team is very helpful. They speedily replaced a faulty board for me and helped resolve several system conflicts. Three programs manage W-24’s workings, input and output signals, and gen- locking overlay. The main user interface is the IVCP2 control panel, a Commodity under Workbench 2.0. (Under 1.3, two alternate programs control the IV-24 and the VIU.) IVCP2 provides button and slider control over the IV-24’s function inode (scan rate, genlock, display depth), RGB and composite output modes, framegrabbing, calibration, input-signal processing, and output format. IVPiP handles IV-24’s picture-in- picture feature, while IVGrab lets you grab frames from the board. All three programs are accessible from hot keys and Arcxx controls for true integrated functioning. Signal-processing gadgets handle gain, brightness, color, hue, red blue contrast, and brightness and luma (white) levels for the incoming video signal. You can also fine-tune the RGB input and output, composite output (for color and sub-carrier phase adjustment), and composite key levels. I only wish the Toaster had j such features built into it. Also unique to the IV-24, the picture- in-picture feature brings the video source (composite, SVHS, RGB, and so on), into a 12-bit (4096-color) window on Workbench. Although it's not a standard Intuition window, you can position, resize, scroll, and scale the PIP window. You can even reverse the display for a Workbench window on incoming video. In addition, after setting save and image size defaults in IVCP2. You can freeze and grab the incoming video or the entire screen (video and Workbench) on die ilv as a standard IFF24 file. The composite encoder is very I use Impact Vision-24 for grabbing frames off of live video it’s the best method I have seen. While it's not fully a real-time 24-bit display device, it sure lias nice color and clarity. GVP's software is very smooth and runs under 2.0 without a hitch. I lie Video Interface Unit is really slick; it gives the machine multiple inputs and outputs, and its several LEDs let you know what's going on at a glance. Michael Schiller Fori Lauderdale, Florida dean and crisp; video passing through the VIU suffers no degradation. Along for the Ride To enhance its production capabilities, the IV-24 comes with specially adapted versions of Caligari 2 (a 3-D modeler and animator), Scala (a titling and presentation program), and MacroPaint IV-24 (a 24-bit paint program). They’re the weakest players on the IV-24 team, however, so plan on investing in some third-party products that support the board, such as AS DCFs Art Department Professional and Tecsolt’s 'IA’Paint. Both Caligari2 (reviewed July ’92. P.
20) and Scala (July ’91, p. 78) arc scaled- down editions, and both produce a correspondingly scaled-down sense of satisfaction. Simple to learn, Scala produces crisp titles with all the typographical attributes you could want, and it provides a wide variety of smooth page transitions. Pages and transitions are sequenced in a script that you can replay from the program or through an external player software. The two main elements missing are animation control and Arcxx support; for these, you must purchase the full-blown multimedia version. Featuring its familiar and fabulous interface, Caligari2 renders directly to the IV-24. It lacks point editing, dither control, antialiasing, and animation support, however; for these, you must upgrade. MacroPaint IV-24 offers near-real-time painting (meaning that there is a bit of a delay while the changes arc rendered to the IV-24‘s framebuffer) and a full Arexx implementation for easy automated image grabbing and cropping. While the program has quite an extensive range of features, tools, and effects, it nevertheless feels jumpy and sluggish. Asa matter of persona! Preference, I also find awkward the tool and paleue-strip placement and the method of working with custom brushes. ? _ _us. Nnni5jBRnifjnnn*5B _L1 4- "I T- V Final Copy Pages 66-67 Ajirtl 1992 Ami gaWoricI Reprinted with pmnlsdon frora AmlgaWcrld T "Final Copy II's screen display is easy to read!" FINALLY, A REASON In gee **nt« about wctd pmcsanrr again* Sort- Wood, I no developas who Drought ut r«i Pal and Eloctnr Ihocauruc. Lk« com* up *WB a powwtul, ooey-to-u®. Rull-foaiwact word ptooMcr mat hwji* iu* ok>ui anything aw>8aW* for th* Amiga Fcfw And Cwa Final Copy mrtallc rt&ttfojdy on your hard daw, thank: to an in- catahon pingiam augwaflna, I understand, 6cm Cottanaw*. Jn addition. Final Copy's filial bound manual U atnactiv* and fun.-- tonal. Featuring a ynporad r mesial and rtfewyt pacnon Th* pogrom irarif lid Joy to am- flgutt and ua> tvtotd piocwart Bicutd b« Obcctlw as wiiil as in. Nnii t«. Cr «is* tr-*y tntsrfera Mtn tt» og«n dtfrteult tat, tf writing Sc* Wood For neat Hvulrf s at rc*t. Format, tab nope, «q, paiaQiaph (indent ate, lino spacing, lusnrtca- tlon). And grapmcs (t*«j flow, Bolder. Ate), fust to nam* a few. Each pidtaK* module can be wt as Hi* vrpgam default a- Ih* actlw document. Wn*T You Sir... Final Copy caxrm win all of rtio crtls and vtaOlei you would axpocr to find in a scod WYSIWYG word pmrayra Th* pro gram optionally diipkoy* a cadet indicating m» specified tea maig»n i and V legal pctpnnj 0*0 tor your I pan tor neada* and foot- V c*: vi*iai used aw in 45L1 )*.l an-mai A wry nia* vuruUs display feamw allow* you to view ttw document at Z39t mao- edit your document ktuletn* spelling requester if on the sheen. This If a nemendoutiy Omiietiied too. Ruro, in itself nearly worth I ho pjic* of the program. The thesnuiu: rtirKttcne |ust 111* ScrtWdxl'; stand-alone jxofprun, Electrc Tne- soums, which Is fad and abundantly ruggedi ve. I'd liLe, howcw, see SortVNbod lick me two Will, net m the same requtsa- tn a 111 rure rtio'. Wi Final Copy ptoude* a By- paenanan contic! Fcaruie that lets you dftnrntrw at , wrun point on a fcne wrads becBtn* cano- dater for hyphon- anon, You con ols entirety dtxfote this funtnon. Left not forger mat Radi Copy is a graphic
o be a winner you’ve got to be a whole lot better than the rest. Final Copy is the first and only word processor for the Amiga that gives high-quality printing on any 1.3 or 2.0 Workbench supported printer. It comes with a 144.000 word spelling detector and corrector. 1.4 million response thesaurus with definitions, 35 outline typefaces, multiple newspaper style columns, IFF graphic support including 24 bit ILBMs, real-time text flow around graphics, style sheets, master pages, structured box, oval, lines, and aiTow drawing tools, typographic controls, mail-merge, color text, paragraph sorting, Arexx port, and true WYSIWYG PostScript® printing. As one of our customers said, “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see Final Copy has the best printing of any Amiga word processor.” Comparison Chart Outline Fonts Included Style jlj Sheets Master Pages Line, Box, Oval Drawing Tools Graphic Text Flow Thesaurus Responses Speller Words Automatic Hyphenation Final Copy II 35 Yes Yes Yes Yes
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1. 3 and 2.0 Print Quality Final Copy 11 1-6 Yes 25-400% Fast 53 see. Yes Yes Excellent ProWrite 3.2® 1-5 No No Slow 2 min. 5 sec. No No Good 1-800-247-8314 Available at your local Amiga Dealer SoftWood, Inc. Notwithstanding the above complaints, the IV-24 merits very serious consideration. It has a unique and powerful place at the center of a multimedia development and delivery station, and video producers will find it very useful as a display, encoder, and transcoding card, especially in conjunction with an external switcher. With better performance production software, the IV-24 could very well be the brave new future of in- tegrated multimedia production. Michael Hanish Personal TBC II Digital Processing Systems, $ 995. A2000, A3000, A3000T. Internal, IBM-slot and serial connection. Installation: Moderate. Hard-drive installable software. Not copy protected.
2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 5I2K RAM. Recommended system: 4+ MB RAM, video-editing system. The multiburst signal shown (upper left reference; upper right Personal TBC II; lower left TBCard; and lower right TBC PCB) has five packets that represent the frequencies 400 Khz, 1 Mhz, 3 Mhz, 3.58 Mhz, and 4.2 Mhz, respectively, from the left. To determine signal*response quality, compare the results from each TBC to the reference. Each packet should pass its full amplitude from bottom to top; however, a comb or notch filter will make the 3.58 Mhz packet appear squashed. Industrial video production* TBC PCB Prime Image. $ 1050. A2000, A3000. Internal, IBM-slot connection. Installation: Moderate. Hard-drive installable software. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 512K RAM. Recommended system: 4+ MB RAM, video-editing system. Industrial video production. TBCard I,Den Videotronics Corp., $ 995. A2000, A3000 (wTith additional power supply). Internal, IBM-slot connection. Installation: Moderate. Industrial video production. More and more video manufacturers are designing products for desktop instead of rack-mount systems but do they stack up as well in the studio? To find out, 1 put three internal time-base corrector cards to the test. The Personal TBC II, TBC PCB, and TBCard were warmed up for an hour each in an Amiga 2000, A R-roll editing environment, with a stable black-burst signal piped to NewTek’s Video Toaster, I fed each one SMPTE color bars from the Toaster for evaluation on a vec- torscope and, using DPS’s software- based signal generator, a multiburst signal from the Toaster for viewing on a waveform monitor (see photos above). Personal TBC II The back of the Personal TBC 11 card is packed with a genlock timing switch, a Telco serial-data in, an SVHS four-pin video in, BNC connectors for NTSC video in and out, multifunction I O, genlock video in, and a genlock LED indicator. The multifunction I O supports advanced sync out and can be configured through the TBC’s internal jumper. A DIP switch for the connectors gives further flexibility. Also, for multiple sources, you can daisy-chain Personal TBCs. The software installs automatically and sports a clear button- and slider-filled interface. The Video Processor panel lets you fine-tune video (signal), black (DC), and chroma (color) levels; hue (tint), and horizontal-positioning in percentages, degrees, and microseconds. You can also store and recall ten commonly used setting groups. To restore all settings to unity or reverse your last action, click the Unity or Undo gadgets, respectively. To specify which YTR the adjustments are for, click one of the four numbered buttons or All VCRs. The Genlock menu lets you disable or enable the genlock feature and make coarse, fine, left, and right adjustments. To toggle between inputs (composite or SVHS), capture a single video field, or tweak the white balance, consult the Video Control buttons. The TBC Project menu takes you to and from the Video Toaster Switcher or Workbench and lets you load and save defaults. There’s even a menu to control DPS’s Personal V-Scope. I he Personal TBC 11 performed well in the edit. It produced a rock-steady signal on the vectorscope, indicating very stable chroma phase. The frequency response was also above average. On the downside, 1 could not get a stable freeze from the software option. Overall, the Personal TBC II is a good unit, but ? Ome and get it. The new Amiga* 3000T multimedia workstation tower the most expandable, flexible Amiga ever built. Important News For The Power Hungry: Your Dinner’s Ready. Now powered by a 25 MHZ Motorola 68040 CPU, the A3000T is faster than ever before. (Current A3000T users can upgrade to a 040-based accelerator card for just 51,998.) G> 040' The A3000T features a 200MB hard disk drive. A 3.5,f floppy disk drive. 5MB of RAM, expandable to 18MB. And 32 bit bus architecture to transfer mammoth amounts of information at breakneck speed. The truly power famished will be happy to know that the A3000T is stuffed with an abundant selection of expansion slots. There's a coprocessor slot. A video slot for internal devices. Up to four PC slots. And up to five Zorro 111 slots. Every Amiga 3000 series computer comes with Commodore Express" Gold Sendee options.* And convenient leasing terms are available. C Now, you'd expect a power feast like this to carry a fat price tag. But now through September 30, you can sit down to an Amiga 3000T with a monitor for just 55.998.** Which in itself is a powerful reason for seeing your Commodore dealer today. For a dealer near you, call 1-800-66-AM1GA. In Canada, call 1-800-661-AMIGA. Bon appetit. O Commodore AMIGA Q 1992 Commodore Business Machines Inc Commodore and the Commodore logo are registered trademarks of Commodore Electronics Ltd Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore• Amiga, Inc. Products available on G5A schedule GS-00K-91 -AGS-5069. * Available only on systems purchased tn the I S through an authorized Commodore-Atniga dealer Customer activation required. Some optional programs include a charge "MSRP I think it would be even better with a solid freeze. TBCard The TBCard is a hardware-only solution controlled through I.Den’s TR-7 re- mote-control unit (SI95), which plugs into a 15-pin, D-sub female connector on the back of the card. Nearby, you'll also find RCA connectors (and BNC convertors) for reference genlock in and thru, video in and out, composite in, and Y C in. In addition, there is an internal jumper for selecting either 68030 ACCELERATION VXL*30 &RAM-32 AND 32-BIT WIDE RAM Cost-effective, high-performance system acceleration for the Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000, VXL-30 uses the low cost 68EC030 or the standard, MMU-bearing 68030. True asynchronous design supports versions at 25MHz and 40MHz. Installs into the Amiga's 68000 socket (and the 68000 is re-installed in VXL-30). Accepts the 68882 math chip. User upgradeable. Compatible with AmigaDOS 1.3 and 2.04 systems. Cold-boot jumper selection as 68030 or as 68000. Warm boot software selection as 68030 or 68000. Supports separate VXL RAM-32 Memory board with 2 or 8 megabytes of Fast Page Mode RAM with Burst capability. RAM autoconfigs in the Amiga FASTRAM space and is DMA-able; can be mapped high; supports mapping Kickstart to 32-bit RAM even without MMU. RAM-32 has alternate Kickstart ROM socket for optional 2.04 ROM. RAM-32 is also accessible (16-bits wide) in 68000 mode. Performance of VXL30 RAM-32 as a system is equal to an Amiga 3000 at 25MHz and about fifty percent faster than an A3000 when a 40MHz processor and math chip are installed (speed comparisons based on averaging of sixteen standard benchmarks in AIBB 4.5). Typical raytrace times at 25MHz (using Impulse's Imagine) are sixteen times faster than with the basic 68000. VXL-30 is the price leader in affordable, 68030 acceleration. Available nowfrom your Amiga dealer. &£ MicroBotics, Inc. 1251 American Parkway, Richardson, TX 75081 'Amiga 5007Amiga 2000* and *Kcks:a:t* are registered trademarks of Commodore-Amga. 'VXL-30* and "VXL RAM-32* are McroEctcs. Inc trademarks. NTSC or SVHS. The TR-7 sports rotary knobs for processing the video level, chroma level, set-up (relative brightness), and hue. You adjust the horizontal and subcarrier phase via two small screws, while frame and field freezing are handled by buttons. Finally, I.DEN supplies a set of internal potentiometers for fine timing or in case you do not purchase the remote. TBCard performance was average, although it was the easiest to control (I prefer twisting a knob to pushing a mouse). The frame and field freezes introduced some noise into the picture information with jitter; they were, however, adequate for most purposes. The processing controls for incoming video corrected the majority of problems in short order. (But just keep in mind that the features are limited.) During the color-bar test, the TBCard exhibited chroma phase jitter on the vectorscope, but it was by no means fatal. TBCs in this price range have a tendency to be slightly under spec. For frequency response, the unit was average. While not top-of-the-line, the TBCard is worth considering for its straightforward interface, ease of use, and low price. TBC PCB The TBC PCB is just as packed as the oilier two. Three RCA connectors (with BNC converters) for composite in and out and genlock in grace the back of the board, as do industry-standard SVHS in and out connectors. An internal jumper for genlock termination is supplied, along with serial loop, serial remote, and external remote connectors. Via the internal DIP switches, you can assign ad- ¦ O ditional TBC cards and configure for the optional remote-control unit ($ 250) or software. The remote’s cable feeds through a hole on the mounting bracket and plugs into the card’s 14-pin serial remote connector. The remote’s 14 multipurpose buttons and many corresponding LEDs let you control and monitor the board’s functions. Ebe primary and secondary operations scheme requires holding down the Function button to access the secondary features (setting the four presets; enabling automatic gain control; adjusting black and white; horizontal positioning and color alignment; vertical color alignment; and enabling the strobe). Primary controls select boards (channels) 1 through 4; adjust contrast, color saturation, hue, and brightness; select composite or Y C; enhance sharpness; and freeze fields and frames. Quicker to use than the remote’s many key combinations, TBC PCB’s software features large, easy-to-read gadgets that control all the functions the remote does, plus two more. The software adds a speed setting for the strobe, as well as a Hide gadget, which pops you in and out of other programs. The TBC PCB gave a mixed performance in the edit. The freezes were satisfactory, with only a slight amount of noise and jitter. The strobing worked, but not as well as that available in the Kitchen Sync (Digital Creations). The horizontal portion of the video informa- ? SI fraction of the cost of traditional systems. For a demonstration, see a dealer near you or call for more information. 4152 W. Blue Heron Blvd., 118 • Riviera Beach, FL 33404
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Customers outside the USA and Canada should phone*314-894-8608. Circle 46 on Reader Service card. Here are some hands-on tips for Amiga animators and videographers who want to try their hands at the hottest digital craze in the and ‘ - ' " 'mage morphing. IT'S WILD. ADDICTIVE,'nimsandtelevi- What is it? Image morphing* Sccnes that sion commercials are flooded an_ seamlessly transform from one |maS k other. Trucks that shrink into racing . , stars that turn into panthers, anc t ie . Sic face-to-face morph are just a few exa The process has spawned some of the moi fantastic special effects in the entertainment industry. Although much of the image morphing in the advertising industry is based on high-end proprietary' software, the Amiga with some very exciting new image-processing packages is ready to make its mark in the morphing game in a big way. Black Belt Systems' Imagemaster (S 199.95) was the first Amiga program to offer image morphing, and now two other heavy flitters in die Amiga field Great Valley Products (GVP) and ASDG are about to make a splash. We’ll i Wastes in the main take a look at.r?°1 - „imagemaster as our wf 3 "nVingppjm ? ??dci> us accompanying the ari.de w,U , ;.n vide sneak previews of beta vers.ons of ihe two highly promismg newcomcrs-a GVP product that is currently code-named Mirage and ASDG’s Morph Plus. The “Real” Thing Image morphing should not be confused with three-dimensional metamorphosis. The two processes are distinctly different; morphing involves flat (2-D) images, while metamorphosis is concerned with three-dimensional objects. In a metamorphosis, you create two clif- ferent 3-D objects with corresponding points. Over a given number of frames, you move the points from the first obierr m ___ i mark SWAIN The main problem with metamorphosis is that 3-D modeling has not vei evolved to a stage where a photorealistic image, say, a human face or that of an animal, can easily he created without a cyber scanner not to mention the nightmare of moving a few thousand points for the transformation to operate correct Iv. As you will see later in the article, however, you can use 2-D image-morphing techniques to help create 3-D animation sequences. A more realistic approach to computer-graphics transformations is to start with real images. Video frames and photographs of real people or objects are perfect subjects for morphing. With the use of real images, it is not surprising that many people hardly realize this type of special effect is computer generated. Morphing is accomplished by stretching and squashing both the source and destination image into the same graphic space. For example, in the case of morphing a truck into a car, you stretch the car image to (ill exactly the same area as the truck image. The headlights, windshield, and grill of both vehicles should match as closely as possibly. As the morph progresses, the car image slowly returns to its original form as the truck image squashes into the shape of the car. A cross-dissolve is applied to the image sequence. Creating the illusion that a magical transformation has taken place. While the process may sound complicated and does take a bit of time to set up, morphing turns out to be a rather simple, yet impressive technique. Morph Basics With Imagemaster. Simply load your beginning and ending images, then select the morphing option from the Composition panel. The two images are displayed in one-quarter size next to each other at the top of the screen. A control panel located at the bottom of the screen contains all the morphing tools you will need. Start morphing by placing points on the first image along the edges and features of the subject you wish to morph. Basically, these points move a give number of pixels under them in a given direction a method similar to that of a controlled smear with sharp edges that you can perform with some paint programs. With each point moving only a few hundred pixels, it is necessary to use numerous points close together. As you place die points on the first image, they will also appear on the second. You do the morph by moving the points on the second image so as to correspond to the same features in the first. This lets Imagemaster push both images into MIRAGE: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO WARP A BRAND-NEW image-processing system from CA P sporting the code name “Mirage** is about to make some giant "warping” strides into the morphing arena. The image-morphing function in Mira ere is drastically different from O J that of Imagemaster. Morphing in Mirage closely resembles the techniques used bv high-end spccial-eflects systems. The program’s image morphing is based on a spline mesh that actually warps the image instead of pushing or pulling pixels. This allows for cleaner edges, better alignment of subjects’ features, and a smoother morph overall. The morphing function in Mirage can be found in the Hooks requester, accessible from the main menu. Mirage provides a familiar two-window display, with the source and destination images each displayed in their own windows. You can rescale each of the windows all the way to full screen, allowing for detailed morphing setups. Individual morphing tools are available via convenient pull-down menus. To set up a Mirage morph, first load With GVP’s Mirage, transforming one image into another is a process of image warping rather than image morphing. The same graphic shape. Applying a cross-dissolve during the shape change produces die morphed sequence. Prepare to Morph Software that allows the Amiga to morph is only part of the process. 'The preparation of the morph subjects is of vital importance, and there are some general rules of thumb you should follow. It is best to frame each of the subjects as closely as you can. With the subjects framed tightly and in a similar fashion, it is easier to set up the morph so that it will produce as smooth a sequence as possible. The edges of the screen should be considered off limits for Imagemaster users. If the morph subject touches the edge of the screen, Imagemaster has a tendency to pull black patches into the frame. Also, as most backgrounds do not morph well, photograph your subject in front of a plain background or a solid-colored wall. If some other background must be used, shoot it first with the subjects and then without them. Using a paint program, you can remove the unwanted background, leaving only the morph subjects. In this way, you can set up your morph sequence using the cut-out subjects and later composite the original background behind the morphed frames. Separating morph subjects is also a good way to morph more than one item at a time. If a scene requires a car seat, dashboard, and door panel to morph at the same time, the morph becomes difficult to set up in one pass. To complete the scene, separate the items, create a morph sequence for each one, and then composite all of the finished morphed elements together. More Morphing Possibilities So far, we have dealt essentially with still morphs, but the technique is easily applied lo full-motion morphs, as well. What happens in that case is that you perform a still morph between each frame of the source-image sequence and its corresponding frame in the destina- tion-image sequence. Morphing each pair together, you can then render whatever number of morphed frames are necessary for the proper motion sequence. This process, unfortunately, can become veiy labor intensive, because you must set up each frame of the sequence individually to perform each separate morph. CAT's "Mirage" program, however, does provide an image-sequencc load option that makes doing a full-motion morph quite a bit easier, .As mentioned earlier, you can also employ image morphing in creating three-dimensional animation sequences. I he technique serves to simplify the process of creating complex 3-D objects that must morph into other 3-D objects in a given scene. Simply render the ? An image into both the source and destination windows. A spline mesh is then displayed over each of the images, with a series of points at the intersections of the mesh. You pull the sourcc-image mesh to match the edges and features of the morph subject, and then manipulate the destination-image mesh to match the corresponding edges and features of the destination image. Editing options are available for setting a timing curve for the dissolve, as well as for specifying kevframe rates. You can set the cuives r manually or use one of four presets linear, sinusoidal, hyperbolic, or fiat. The final sequence should produce a smoothly morphed transition. Because the version of Mirage I used for this article was very much a beta one, I was not able to create a morph sequence lor illustration in this article. The segment of the sequence that does appear here was produced by developers at CAT working with the latest version of the software just prior lo the time this article went to press. M.S. ? Objects in their correct screen locations with a plain background. Load the images into the appropriate morphing software, squashing and stretching them into a perfectly morphed sequence. Then, in a way similar to the background-compositing technique discussed earlier, you can create a computer-generated background that will later be composited behind each of the morphed frames. This is how the movie studios accomplished some of the more complicated 3-1) morphs in such films as The Abyss and Terminator 2. Project “Morphasaurus” To conclude our tour of image morphing, here is an Imagemaster project, some of the components of which can be seen in the illustration opening this article. My “Morphasaurus” example involves a human head that transforms into a dinosaur head a twist on the classic face-to-face morph. While the face-to-face variety is immensely popular right now, remember that there are still vast untapped possibilities for image morphing available to the creative Amiga user. Once you get the hang of morphing, I urge you to try some of them. It may be interesting to morph totally dissimilar objects, like a sports car and a person. The shapes and textures that a dissimilar morph generate are fascinating to watch. Also, try morphing a single image with no dissolve. I bis type of morph can stretch and bend the image into an assortment of unusual shapes. For now, however, let's concentrate on the morphasaurus. The two images required for the morph were first captured with the Video Toaster, while the background was painted a solid-blue color. T he first image (me) was framed in the center, with only the neck and shoulders touching the bottom of the screen to offset Imagemaster s tendency (noted earlier) to pull in black patches from the edges of the screen. The image of the dinosaur head, provided by Criswell Productions in Van Nuvs, California, was framed as closelv as possible to match the first image. Using Imagemaster, I loaded the first image into the primary buffer and the second image into the secondary buffer. Lo start morphing, von first define the features of the morph subject eyes, mouth, nose, and hairline. I he reason for detailing the inside features first is that due to linagemastcr s small morphing windows, you may MORPH PLUS A FEW THINGS MORE A PIONEER IN quality image processing, ASDCi has recently been working on a new set of advanced image-processing tools. The result is Morph Plus, scheduled to begin shipping this fall, which works as both a stand-alone package or as an upgrade set of modules for Al) Pro 2. Morph Plus is strikingly different from other morphing programs currently available for the Amiga or, in u fact, for the Macintosh. The software is a hybrid product that combines several high-end techniques into a unique and very impressive interface. While other programs depend upon dual windows to display the source and destination images for setting up a morph, Morph Plus uses the full screen for both the beginning and ending images. You can display either image individually, or you can toggle an “onion skin" transparency mode (similar to that of Electronic Arts’ DeluxePaint IV or Disney’s Animation Studio) to instantly show the differences between the morph subjects. Setting points in Morph Plus is accomplished in a somewhat different way than in Imagemaster's point-setup mode. Each “point" is actually a vector that connects specific points on the two diHerein images. Each vector mathematically warps the image in a given direction according to its beginning and ending points, which are respectively depicted by a solid and open square. Once they’re established, you can view your “points” as line segments or as individual points. To help tell which points are which, you can number them. You can also zoom in on the image to differentiate between points that lie very close together. Once vou have loaded your source and destination files, AD Pro automatically converts them and displays the source in a full-size screen. Stalling with either image, vou outline the features of the morph subjects, using the appropriate end of the vector. The program is ASDG's Morph Plus offers an arsenal of tools for producing morphs, warps, and other image*processing functions. Quickly encounter great numbers of points that become too close together to move easily. Place the points on the source image, using the A del Points command. When placed, the source points will appear in the same x y locations on the destination image. You then move these points so that they correspond to the same feature of the destination image. Via die Swap All command, Imagcmaster causes the images and the points to change windows so that you can work on particular portions of the morph subject. In my huinan-faee-to-dinosaur-face morph, the eyes ol the dinosaur are much larger than the eyes in the O j human image. I used the Swap command so that I could outline the larger eyes of the dinosaur more easily; these points could then be moved into a tighter pattern around the human eyes. In general, the Swap command allows the user to pick the features 011 either image that are the simplest around which to manipulate points. The number of points used depends on the complexity ol the feature. You can morph a human eve with as few as eight or ten points, but, generally, the more points you use, the smoother the edges of the morphed subject will be. Once you have arranged a particular feature of the morph subject, you can place the outline points of that subject. These points should simply outline the head, neck, neckline, and shoulders. Space these points evenly, keeping the total down to a fairly moderate number. The final editing of the morph will depend on the dissolve curve and number of frames vou choose. I have discovered the best curve is one that starts slowly, dissolves quickly through a few frames, and then ends slowly. This type of curve works well because the dissolve is quickly animated and is tints less noticeable. With the x and y resolutions set, you can commence morphing. A good way to test the morphed animation is to use Fmagemaster's Film Strip tool, or to render the animation in low resolution. When you are satisfied, you can render the finished animation frames in full 24-bit high-resohuion IFF or any other formal you wish. ¦ Mark Swain is a California-based freelance writer, video post producer, and computer animator. He is currently working on the new Babylon 5 TV series due to air sometime later this year. W rite to him c o .AmigaWorld Editorial, SO Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Capable of matching as many features as you are willing to set up. In testing Morph Flus on two human laces, il was possible to perfectly match the head, haii; nose bridge, nostrils, facial creases, and so on, tight down to the inner ears and pupils of the eyes. Once the morph vectors have been set, they are connected to a ribbon * mesh, which allows for ultra-smooth manipulation, warping the image precisely along the mesh path. The program renders the morph at the rate of approximately three minutes per frame. It can perform true, fiill-motion morphs with the help of an updated version of the company’s FRED (FRame Editotj program, which is included in the package with Morph Plus. .Morph Plus’s single-image Warping mode blends and stretches images with the same methods that are used in the two-image morphing module. For example, if you want to make a person’s head grow over a defined number of frames, image warping provides the means. Warps and morphs, however, are only part of Morph Plus. Its Ripple Generator, which ASDG describes as using ray-trace-style computations, allows you to cover an image with transparent material (water, glass, crystal, gelatin, and so forth) and then create ripples in it. You can create multiple ripples and make their waves interact when they come into contact with each other. Perhaps most important of all, because you can access Morph Plus via Arexx and use it with other AD Pro features, you can combine any of Morph Plus’s effects to create even more complex animations. While they do take a bit more time to perform than some of the popular hardware effects (like those done with the Video Toaster), the output is excellent and free of any artifacts or pixelizations commonly encountered with real-time products. Lou Wallace and Mark Swain ? N n 11 n i u i n 111 ii 1111 ui[i mi hi i Utrnrn RECORD VTR EJH'h Waveform Monrfor VecTorscope Video Lines AMIGA cr" Successful Video & 3 c- -a r a If you want to get serious about desktop video, here’s a no-nonsense guide to building a good, medium-priced studio using the growing family of Amiga-based video-production tools. He Amiga, in conjunction with NewTek’s Video Toaster, is at the center of the current desktop-video revolution. Today, a moderately priced video studio based on this dynamic duo can compete with megabuck professional-video facilities. If you’re ready to step into the world of video production, but not ready to sign away a few hundred thousand dollars, then grab this guide for building your own .Amiga-based studio and start planning. (To locate vendors of the products mentioned, see the “Manufacturers Distributors ’ Addresses’’ list on p. 98.) Ia How It All Began For years, the world of video producers was artificially segmented by manufacturers into a rigid caste system of “consumer,” “industrial,” and “broadcast.” This marketing strategy resulted in the signal quality of equipment targeted to the consumer and industrial niches sometimes being purposely degraded by company engineers so that it would not pose competition for their own broadcast products which were kept exorbitantly expensive. When NewTek’s Video Toaster popped up at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention in Las Vegas in April, 1991, this all began to change. Ironically, it was the recession-plagued broadcasters who exploded the biggest bombs under the old system and launched the desktop-video revolution into high orbit. Revenues were nose-diving in 1991, but broadcasters still had to compete with sophisticated and expensive MTV-style digital video effects. The Toaster's combination of affordability, versatility, and high-quality D2 NTSC video processing caught their attention. Suddenly, Amigas and Toasters began appearing in posh Hollywood facilities, cable studios, broadcast stations, and small studios across the land. The “NewTek Revolution” fractured technofallacies that had plagued independent videomakers for years. Production quality* today is as much a result of creativity and content as it is of cost. With careful attention to how you tell the story and to maintaining basic quality standards, a modestly priced studio can create distinctive video. The desktop-video revolution is based on a new ethic: “the best possible quality at the lowest possible cost for every one.” A good, medium-priced Amiga-based studio that can be upgraded as you go along will be built with the Video Toaster 2.0 ($ 2495, NewTek) at its core. If you have an Amiga 2000 (the most likely choice), you may want to add a MegAChip 2000 board ($ 349 including the Agnus chip, DKB Software) to bring your chip RAM up to two megabytes so your system will be able to handle heavy graphics and multitasking demands. Having at least 7MB of fast RAM is also wise. If you have an Amiga 3000, you need the Toaster Cozzy ($ 798, Heifner Communications; bundled with the Video Toaster 2.0, $ 2690). If you have a souped-up By Patric Hedlund A500 with a video slot, the Cozzy can also bring you into the ranks of Toaster users. For heft)' projects such as feature films and television series, multiple Amigas are often networked together with other computers. As your studio develops, you may add additional computer power. Because of the desktop explosion, PC and Mac developers are scrambling to make their equipment talk to the Amiga Toaster now. Connectivity is the word of the future. The heart and soul of my studio is the Amiga Toaster, but we use Macs and Pcs for business, databases, scripting, and storyboards. A PC clone services the Amiga Toaster by providing extra slots for video cards and supporting a tape logger and edit controller with triggers for the Toaster and video decks. At the core, the Amiga Toaster is used for production, all post production, and generating print graphics for marketing and storyboards. Format Wars Whether your source footage is animation, live-aclion single camera, live-action multicamera, stills, archive footage, or a combination of all of them, the first and most formidable question you'll encounter is which video format to choose. The bad news is that there are a ton of choices. In ascending order of quality they are: 8, VIIS, 7i-inch, Hi8, SYHS, 7->-inch SP, Betacam' MIL Betacam SP, 1-inch, D2, and Film. The good news is that among them, you will find something to fit your budget. In general, the component and digital-encoding Formats fA-inch SP, SYI IS, HiS, 1)2, and Betacam SP) are later technologies with more sophisticated handling of the chroma and luminance (Y C) segments of the NTSC video signal. No matter which format you choose, however, the ability to carry real SMPTK time code is critical. (See “Frames of Reference,” Amiga World 1992 Special Issue, p. 27, for a detailed discussion of time code.) The quality of your camera and lens will have as significant a bearing on picture quality as will the format. For single-camera field production, there are versatile camera heads that host dockable tape-recorder "backs.” The Sony DXC 537 can handle Betacam or HiS backs and even the Panasonic AG7450 SVHS backs. Betacam SP with time code is often the first choice of those who can afford it, but in rough environments or low-budgct assignments, many vicleographers today have confidence in HiS as a first-generation format suitable for news and documentary programs. The Sony DXC 325 3CCD with a Fujinon lens and the EW9000 recorder also get good reports. Don’t be misled, though; HiS is a format used for low-cost sourcing, best converted immediately to a n7 i higher format. Few professional producers would consider creating an edited master in HiS. Also, keep in mind that when using I li8 tape, Metal Particle stock is recommended. The Sony Metal Evaporated tends to crack and destroy video information. Black Boxes and Other Video Mysteries WHAT CONVERTS AN expensive stack of metal and silicon cimuirv into a powerful video-production system? Video engineers will tell yon it's all in the liming. Vs am looiball learn
• u stockbroker knows, good liming is rarelv a matter of accident. I lie video engineer's secret is a series of black boxes, cables, arid connectors that work powerful magic without a single eagle I eat bet or chicken i law. House Svnc It begins with a kind of metronome for video devices, a synchronizing pulse, called master sync m the bouse ivleieiue signal ti.e., "bouse svnc"). The source of ibis pulse can be am lies ice that emits stable and steady RS170A video-timing signals. Mam people buy a special black-burst generator such as the Horita BSG-50 ($ 289). Others dedicate a video-cam - era head (no lens required). Tim i.-Base Cokrec; i o k.n Although the kleo loasicrcnu accept video inputs from a camera without signal collection, video horn any videotape source needs to he processed by a time-base correc tor (TI5( ¦)• It coordinates the video signal to the house sync so that the switt her and the editor can combine video sottttes without anv elect ion it hit cups. I B(’s should have easily accessible "procan ip" (proccss-aniplifuatioh) contiols for adjusting components «• I the video signal such as ihmiuu. Hue. Luminance. And black levels. Traditionally. I Bcs were real blac k boxes outside tlie V( K. Today, several VCRs have built-in MIC is. And TBC (aids that slip right into tire Amiga are emerging. Many people, however, prefer external TIU'.s because: I) isolation prevents the signal noise that can be introduced into your video when several devii es tliat are close logethei share the same power supply; 2) it’s nice to have knobs to wrap your fingers around when von discover you forgot to col- oi-balance voin camera during a (i idea! Scene and now need I«> try to “correct it in post"; and 3) most newer external i Rcs have a convenient freeze-fra me button that is instant, stable, and amazingly useful. These stand-alone units, however, usually cost between $ 1200 and $ 4200. Ibr that reason, the new soli- waie-tonirolled internal I B( . Cards, til about S900 pet channel, have ap- peal loi even the most conservative producer. The Personal TBC II ($ 890. Digital Processing Systems), bn example, is a single-channel TBC card that delivers impressive results. The Kitchen Syne ($ 1895, Digital Creations) isa two-channel I 1U with external controls that operate as il von were setting a digital wristwaich rather than using a traditional outboard TBC. F.DEN*s TBCard ($ 99a; with I R7 remote control, $ 1020) provides an outboard-! Iox option lor those who like to twirl the knobs. It is also the onlv card available at this writing with true interlaced Irec c- Irame i apabilitv. Be aware of the difference between firm frame and fueu field. Several 1 BC cards offer a single video-field freeze, which is not broadcast standard and often jitteis. Timf. Code SMPTK lime-coile readers generators arc what make your desktop- video studio actually smart. Using SMP I E code (a standard developed by the Society lor Motion hr tine and lelcvision Engineers) gives a name and address to every one of yotii video picture frames. If yon know the tape reel and time-codc number, von can ask your edit controller to anv picture sequence lor von. True SMP I E code must be liatne locked. Some devices sav thev have timecode. But il it is not SMP I I standard, you will rapidly outgrow them. 1 be l.dili ei edit coittioller (discussed in the main article) provides a built- in reader generator (for ETC) at no extra cost. Horita offers a wide assortment of limr-code readers generators and window-duli inserters, stu b as the TG-50 ($ 379), and even a VI TC-LTC translator, the VLT-50 (S289). I lot ita is a good company to check with when yon are looking lot a blnck-hox solution to a problem at a reasonable price. Test Equipment lest devices like waveform monitors and vector'scopes are windows into the elet t ionic subcomponents of your video signal. Once you’ve added a time-base corrector with proc-amp and color-correction adjustments, it’s essential to see exactly what all that knob twisting is accomplishing. The video motiiioi alone is not sufficient. A waveform monitor allows you to make sure that ciitic.d levels are within quality parame- Sourcing in SVHS and 7>-inch SP Formats is most popular among producers who plan their production For what is sometimes referred to as an “off-line online,” using a mid-level video studio to produce the finished master rather than going to a high-priced online house. (“On-line” originally referred to equipment that was directly connected to and controlled by a central computer unit. Most production is now computer- integrated at every phase, so “on-line” refers to an expensive “finishing” process For video that includes and is akin to “sweetening” for audio.) A word of caution about light cameras: Except for stylized sequences, your most professional look will come from using a good fluid-head tripod, or a device like the SteadiCam Jr. ($ 595, Cinema Products). There are other solutions, but remember that unassisted hand-held shooting often results in critical material having to be discarded. For multicamera switched production, Duarte Public Access Cable, like many cable systems, uses the Toaster as the center of the studio serving as an on-line switcher and character generator during live production, then doubling as part of the editing system in post production. In this configuration, your cameras will need to be “genlockable,” that is, able to receive an incoming genlock line to keep their signals timed to either a lead camera or a master “house sync” source. (We will discuss system, or “house,” sync further on in this article.) The cameras feed into the Toaster’s four inputs to appear on the switcher bus, and die Program Out goes to your recorder. In multicamera productions, the recorder is often a table-top model rather than a portable. These same decks double as part of the editing system for post production. Popular decks range in price from $ 8000 for the Sony VO9850 7.-inch SP ($ 1315 with optional SMPTE reader generator) and $ 6500 for the Panasonic AG7750 (including built-in TBC) down to $ 2000 for the JVC BR-S605U (including HiFi plus two linear audio tracks and time-code jacks) for low- budget productions. Note that if you are going to use SMPTE time code, unless your deck has a VITC (Vertical Interval Time Code) mode, you will need two audio tracks so that one can be used for the EEC (Longitudinal Time Code) track. Some decks, such as the Panasonic SVHS AG 1960, have only one linear audio track, although an adapter box from Carlson Strand approximately $ 300 makes it possible to use time code and output HiFi audio at the same time. Film and Animation Sourcing on film is an option. The technology' for SMPTE-coded Film is being rapidly refined by Kodak, which is marketing a device to conform film SMPTE to video transfers. In this way, filmmakers can do postproduction mastering on video for distribution in video, cable, or broadcast, or go back to a final film cut. ? Ters that will allow the video to be dubbed into distribution copies or broadcast without breaking up. A vertorscopc provides a 360-degree look at the color signal, with “targets" lor aligning your red. Green, bine, yellow, and cyan. Trying to produce time-base-corrected video without these tools is as reckless as putting on a blindfold for a highspeed chase through LA traffic. Tektronix is one ol the older and more reliable names in manufacturing test equipment for broadcast engineers, but the price tags for its units $ 2000 to $ 5000 are a little steep lor most desktop-video studios. On the other hand. Digital Processing Systems, offers the VM2000 Personal V-Scope NTSC Waveform Monitor Veclorscope ($ 995) card for youi Amiga, and Magiti sells external devices that provide a vector’scope ($ 1 195), a waveform monitor‘ = $ 1 195), or hot 11 (SI 795). (See this months' Video Suite on page 48 for details.) All Monitors Are Not Created Equal No one would considei setting up a video studio without a monitor. Vet. Technicallv speaking, some systems would he belter oil with nothing at all than with monitors that are prone to lie to you. Unfortunately, many monitors ate rigged with special circuits specifically designed to tell you yout video looks belter than it does. I hose lovely, low-cost Trinitrons are nice to look at. Ian they are deceiving. In laci, don’t buy a monitor with color- correct ion circuits unless they can be disabled. ()tie apprnat h lor the low-bndget studio is to use low-cost (even black- and-white) monitors on your source decks. Liuv one good monitor lor the output of the edit dct k. This is your “program monitor," and you will need to set n updailv to create a stable "standard reference” for your video system. 'lb do this, you need to generate color hats dircctlv into the monitor and then adjust the lute (phase), chroma (tnlor), contrast, and luminance (brightness) on the program monitor. Even good "eyeballing" can leave ou as much as !59t out of phase, so route the signal Irom the mouitoi into vour waveform monitor and vector'scope to ensure that your setup is accurate. There arc mans monitors vou can choose from. One very picky engineer suggests the Panasonic CT Series (SM90-$ l)40) as good, low-end monitors. A mote expensive but excellent choice is the Panasonic BT Series ($ 050-$ ,$ 90). Don’t drive yourself cra y trying to gel your monitors to match; they frequently just won't do so. Set sour program monitor once a day. And then don't touch those dials'. If you do not like the w.i the video looks, just accept that as bad news and get bin k to your source video and the procamp controls. Thai's what your program monitor is there for; to let you know vou have a problem while vou are still in a position to do something about it. Combatting the Video-Deiay Demon Routing a video signal through any device will slow the signal down slightlv. For years, engineers have built video-delav lines into studio systems to compensate lor the color shifts that are introduced as video winds through the signal path on us way to your master tape. (Computer-based processors have a greater amount of delay. Delay through the Ibastcr is about 4(10 155 nanoseconds ms), and "it’s enough to turn vour brown eves blue." Dclav be- ¦i* «¦ J comes a problem when you mix the I busier out pul with pre Toaster video, such as when you have another spe- cial-ellects generator downstream from the loaster. A black box called an active videodelay line can lie plugged into yout system to correct the problem. Active delay lines allow timing correction without the insertion Ions and distortion typically associated with passive delav lines. Network Electronic Enterprises' VDL1 (one-channel, $ 045) and VDL2 (two-channel, $ 1925) broad- casi-qualitv active delay lines allow programmable delay range up to 555ns. CCI Electronics combines active delay correctors in video distri- Iniiion-amplilier (DA) packages, such as the 800-3 ($ 500; one in, seven out, with Ironr-panel active delay) and the 800-8 Dual Active Delay Amplifier ($ 595; with two composite-video channels and two Das). CCI also makes several compositc-to-V C component lianscodeiN, all at reasonable pi ices. PH ? 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• • • Program Video Out ' Edit Controller Lines ZZZZ Video Signal Lines AMIGA GPI Trigger J Figure 1. Post-production studio setups, (Diagram drawn by Patric Hedlund, in consultation with Network Electronic Enterprises,) If animations are your specialty, the same format options exist, including transferring high-quality masters onto film. There are a number of stop-frame software controllers, such as the Nucleus Single Frame Controller ($ 425, Nucleus Electronics), available for animators using time-code-equipped video tape decks for frame-by-frame recording. This is often tough on tape transports and prone to recorder error if you do not have a specially equipped deck. An alternative method of compiling your animation frames is The Moviemaker ($ 499.95, Interactive Video Systems), a graphic-screen, frame-by-frame edit-point system (with true SMPTE coding) that compiles on a hard disk at 100MB per minute. For instance, with a 400MB hard drive, you can edit in the digital domain adjusting real-time playbacks until you are satisfied and then record over to a video recorder in full
3. 5-minute segments. That is a massive saving of wear and tear on your equipment and yourself. You can use this technique with any normal Amiga display mode (DCTV S399, Digital Creations works well here) to compile animations in PAL or NTSC, providing you have at least a 25-MHz ’030 accelerator, expanded memory, and a high-speed hard drive. Keeping the editing process in the digital domain for as long as possible is also where video editing is moving. .Although the video quality of systems that use digitizing techniques to compress and manipulate the picture is not yet up to acceptable standards, it is being rapidly refined. Apple’s QuickTime Movies, as well as the Avici, Montage, Emc, and Matrox systems, are examples of evolving nonlinear and cut-ancl-paste editing options for video producers. Several of these are used for expensive productions and sitcoms, although their final product is not actually video, but a computer list of SMPTE numbers the EDL (Edit Decision List) which is used by another computer recorder system to assemble a final tape- based video master. You can do the same for much less money in your own studio today. It * Post Production The Toaster offers many of the automated effects you formerly would have paid for at an expensive on-line studio. That’s one reason this new “middle ground” of desktop-video studios is thriving. In post production, the Toaster will serve as your editing switcher, character generator, and so on. Later, you may decide to include an additional switcher for even more flexibility. Next to the loastet; the most critically important element in the desktop-video revolution is a new generation of edit-system controllers. The recent advances in these systems is remarkable. Efficient edit-control soft- ware now automates what was once the most detailed ? Finally! True Cinematic Quality Morphing For The Amiga®! ASDG is not the first to advertise "cinematic quality morphing" for the Commodore Amiga®. Having seen the other products, there's obviously more than one way to define that term. To us, "cinematic quality morphing" means these things:
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• Morphing must be high quality (so that it truly can be used for cinematic or professional video applications). MorphPlus" is already in use in Hollywood productions, replacing high end systems. This is what we mean by "cinematic quality morphing." If these are the criteria you would use, then MorphPlus" is the choice you should make. See it at your local dealer! 925 Stewart Street Madison, Wl 53713 608 273-6585 What's The Plus? Mfmtr and time-intensive part of the production process, substituting for an entire team of coworkers. Here’s how:
1. As you review your production tapes, type your log notes directly into the edit-system computer, controlling the viewing deck with the keyboard and mouse.
2. With a single keystroke, capture SMPTK code points from the tape segments of your best scenes. 1 he computer will automatically prim the SMPTE numbers into the log.
3. Electronically cut and paste the log segments you want to include in your finished program. 1 hild! You have created vour EDL,
4. Tell the computer where you want Toaster wipes, titles, and framestore effects; it will insert those transitions into the EDL.
F) . Sit back and call for dinner reservations as the computer directs the decks to auto-assemblc your program. One of the best edit-control tools on anv platform is The Editizer ($ 1995, TAO). It is an A B-roll graphic screen editor that controls the Toaster plus six other edit-system devices. It is a great value, with three frame-locked SMPTE LTC readers and an LTC time- codegenerator built into the control box, making it unnecessary to pay extra for internal time-code readers in your decks (although it will work with decks that have internal LTC or VITC readers). It does the logging noted above, and in addition remembers all Toaster settings and DPS Ii TBC (see sidebar) settings for each edit. It has seven GPI (General Purpose Interface) triggers to cue audio decks, laser discs, and other source equipment. It also allows you to search your log and EDL list comments by key words or time code. I’ve found it to be frame accurate using time code. The Editizer supports RS422, Sony Control L, or RS232 serial ports for controlling decks, with an optional adapter unit to control parallel decks allowing it to operate nearly every consumer and professional VCR on the market. The Editizer software runs on a 386 PC clone (PC!, SVGA monitor, and 40MB hard drive all for $ 888) with Windows ($ 105). The clone box is also handy as a kind of bus extender for the Amiga, providing additional serial ports, card slots, and power supply for add-on TBC cards, such as the DPS II, and the DPS Vecior-Wavelorm Monitor card (see sidebar). You can also save your edit lists and logs on the PC hard drive, reserving space on the Amiga for animations and framestores. AmiLink VT ($ 5530, RGB Computers & Video) is a professional-level A B editor for the Amiga that can also talk to the Toaster. It docs not have the logging capability noted above, but it does have a single-frame controller utility with adjustable frame rates for animation. It fits into an Amiga PC slot. To coordinate the tape decks, Ami Link uses VLAN nodes (Video Local Area Network) which are accurate, but costly at $ 1 1 15 each to talk with up to 16 source VTRs, an addit ional switcher, and four record decks in your edit studio. AmiLink will read VITC and LTC time code if you already have time-code cards in your decks. It allows you to edit your EDL, and, like The Editizer, it does a great job talking Toaster storing your wipes, DVEs, and Cgs in its edit list. It will trigger auto-loading of the DVI and DV2 framestores, and it allows fading to effects and key setups. The MediaPhile (Interactive MicroSystems) line of video products oilers a logging system that integrates with the company's low-end edit-control system. Have a look and appreciate the senates this product line offers, but a del up what you might actually end up paying for the full system and then compare that with other alternatives. The difficulty inherent in remote infrared command targetting (decks starting at the same time or not starting at all) may be a formula for frustration. Studio Setups Now, let’s examine Figure i to see how the primary hardware in a simple post-production studio fits together. Your first-level studio equipment appears in bluish-purple. Later, you may wish to include additional pieces of equipment, such as those shown in red. (Audio equipment has been deleted from this chart for simpler reading; but see “Anatomy of a MIDI Studio,” Apr. ’92, p. 37, for helpful audio details.) The first-level studio has a single source YTR. Often called a “cuts-onlv” system. With the Toaster, its charac- j j * ter generator, and your framestore buffers, however, you can create the impact of mnltisource dissolves, wipes, and effects in your productions. The second-level studio includes another source TR (for A B editing), a graphics camera, and an auxiliary special-effects generator. The signal from the black-burst generator (upper-left corner of the diagram) passes through a distribution amplifier and is fed to the entire system to keep all video components synchronized. The video output from each videotape source machine passes through a time-base corrector (TBC), one for each tape source, and then into the Toaster inputs. The Program output of the Toaster passes into the Master Record VCR. Monitors are connected to the video output of each VCR. Having test equipment and knowing how to use it is important. A waveform monitor and vectorscope should be on line so you can set up your equipment properly and monitor adjustments made to video signals through the TBCs. The Edit Controller is your steering wheel to the system, allowing you to control all decks and the switcher from a single convenient console. SMPTE time-code readers for each deck and a SMPTE time-code generator allow you to accurately call up the tape segments you want to work with. Although not shown here, a patch bay is useful for organizing your cabling and allowing llcxiblc routing between pieces of equipment without recabling everything. Your production will be both creative and professional if you take care to maintain a high-quality signal path through each piece of equipment in your studio. The sidebar “Black Boxes and Other Video Mysteries” will j tell you how. ¦ Patric Hedlund is a Los Angeles-based director who has just finished a 37-part video series entitled Computers, Freedom 8c Privacy. She is currently developing a television series about humor and creativity in cyberspace. She wishes to thank Gary Meyer, Don Kadora, Walt Davis Enterprises, and Nigel Redman for research assistance. Write to Hedlund c o Amiga- World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. DIGITAL TEST TUBE You don’t have to be a biochemist or a “Mr. Wizard” to enjoy cellular automation programs. With some relatively simple CA code like the sample Amiga Basic listings provided here you can evolve representations of all kinds of natural phenomena. All the ways you can use your Amiga, creating V O' o artificial liic forms with a cellular automation (CA) program is one of the most Few people realize, though, that these types programs open a domain of endless possibilities. With a cellular automation program, you can A transform simple or sophisticated lines of CA programming code into representations of biological organisms and ecosystems. Von can mimic the migration of birds, ants, bees, and bacteria. You can incorporate chaos algorithms to model weather patterns, population growth, and the spread of infectious disease. You can even form a link to neural networks and artificial intelligence. Just structure CA programs that create and wire neural network patterns, and they essentially learn by themselves. J i To help you get started, we have included two ' simple Amiga Basic programs that should provide insights into the programming beast- ics that otherwise remain hidden in more complex, compiled, or full-blown applications. There are also commercially available CA programs on the market for instance, CellPro Cell- By John lovine ular Automata Art and Animation (SS9.95) from MegageM. (To locate product vendors, see the "Manufacturers Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 98.) Order Out of Chaos Cellular automation programs vary in levels of sophistication; some are simple, while others are exceedingly complex. Generally, though, CA programs consist of a few simple rules. Complex patterns are not written into the program; they develop by themselves. When you initiate a few rules for the computer to quickly repeat, Not everyone, however, has an acidic soup of bromate ions the program exhibits striking behavioral patterns that provide windows of opportunity to study and to model living systems and artificial intelligence. Listing 1 uses the text screen to generate a simple, random cellular automation. The program quickly fills the screen with two-color characters, then begins to scroll it upward. Each new line it produces at the bottom of the screen represents a new generation. Pressing the q key exits the program, while pressing any other key randomly changes the rules according to which it produces new generations. Listing 2 is a bit more complex; it is a self-organizing program that can exhibit evolving forms and structures typical of what is known as the belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction. Thai simple chemical experiment, undertaken some 39 years ago in Russia, led to the discovery and exploration of self-organizing systems. In this experiment, a solution of bromate ions in a high acidic medium sits in a shallow dish and spontaneously forms centers of chemical activity. Each center creates expanding patterns of concentric, circular rings, or in some cases even spirals. As the patterns grow they begin to crash into neighboring patterns. Soon, the entire surface of the material is organized into a unique layout. The design then begins to decay and disappear as secondary reactions impede the primary one. The experiment’s visual impact 30 years ago was an unexpected but natural phenomenon. Today, the study of self-organizing reactions goes beyond its roots in chemistry into disciplines such as physics, cosmology, and biology. (Some experts believe that such self-organizing chemical reactions were a stage in the process of life’s development.) Not everyone, however, has an acidic soup of bromate ions handy. We therefore include Listing 2 so you can study this phenomenon yourself with the Amiga. It has three starting patterns spiral, regeneration, and diffusion from which to choose. This program uses a 16x40 section of the text screen for display, and it considers each character in the display a cell. Each cell can recycle through three states active, receptive, and quiescent. The program colors each character cell according to its present state: red means it is active, white that it is receptive, and violet that it is quiescent. The rules by which this cellular automation works are simple. Activity can spread to a neighboring cell only if that cell is receptive, and a cell returns to a state of receptiveness only after a quiescent period. This means that as an active cell decays to a receptive cell, it follows this color pattern: red to violet to white. The program creates two data arrays “ncwen" and “olden,” that contain the present and previous states of each cell on screen. It uses the data contained in each array to update and modify the screen display. The program searches each cell in the olden array, and when it finds a quiescent cell, it changes it to a recep- Listing 1. Simple Random Cellular Automation. ' Simple Celluar Automation in AmigaBasic J J. iovine PRINT CHRS(10); aS = INKEYS IF aS = "q” THEN COLOR 1,0:END IF aS > "" THEN codechange GOTO beginning codechange: eg = INT(RND(1) * 8} + 1 dc = INT(RND(2) * 2) code(cg) = dc GOTO beginning start: RANDOMIZE FOR i = 1 TO 76 olden(i) = INT(RND(2) * 2) NEXT CLS GOTO beginning PALETTE 0,0,0,0:PALETTE 1,1,1.1 PALETTE 2,0,0,0 FOR i = 1 TO 8: READ n: code(i) = n:NEXT DATA 0,1,1,1,1,0,0,0 DIM olden(77),newen(77) GOTO start begining: FOR j = 1 TO 76 rule = (4 * oldenfj -1) + 2 * oldenfj} + oldenjj + 1)) + 1 newen(j) = code(rule} NEXT FOR j = 1 TO 76 COLOR (2-newen(j)),0 PRINT CHRS(31); olden(j) = newen(j) NEXT Professional Digital Sound For Your Video, Music, and Radio Productions The Video Toaster goes a long way towards solving your video problems. But what about sound? Do you need to synchronize background music with your productions? How do you add footsteps, door knocks, and other sound effects to your video or animation? Do you need to fade, cross fade, or eliminate sections of audio? Can you edit your audio, or are you stuck with the first take? Studio 16 solves all these problems by turning your Amiga into a complete sound studio. With Studio 16 s SMPTE support you can lock sounds frame accurately with your video. Audio triggers reliably, at the same spot, every time. Or you can quickly slip your audio effects, trying them at different spots. And since Studio 16 plays directly off hard disk, the number of sounds you can trigger is unlimited. How does the 12-bit A DIO 12 sound? Absolutely great!
- Amiga World, 4 92, p.29 Each of Studio 16 s four tracks can be metered and mixed. Unlike two track systems. Studio 16 can combine multiple tracks with no generation loss. And it can record while playing. The Studio 16 sound editor graphs the audio waveform and allows you to cut, copy, and paste audio. Zoom, scale, fade, reverse, and many other functions are available. Edits can be non-destructive or permanent. The included AD1012 hardware provides audio in. SMPTE in, and audio out connectors. Just plug your VTR, CD player, radio, tape deck, or other source directly in. Then record with 12 bits at sampling rates up to 80,000 samples per second. The AD1012 can synchronize and chase SMPTE time code at 24. 25. 29.97, and 30 fps. Designed to exceptional audio standards, the AD1012 offers CD frequency response and 70dB signal-to-noise ratio. The AD1012 includes a special sound coprocessor the advanced 2105 DSP. The DSP allows Studio 16 to perform real time mixing and high quality 16 bit effects. These include echo, flange, delay, and chorus. Call today for a free Studio 16 information packet,
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• Compatible with all Amiga3 computers 1 ¦ Slim-line design with solid metal case ¦ Additional drive connector and on off switch Opto-Mechanical Mouse Series k Precise cursor control - 290 dpi resolution i Stylish and ergonomic design i Top quality construction with jr micro-switch buttons jf Cordless Infrared Mouse Series ¦ High power infrared transmitter with a 4-foot range
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• Top dual ALFA DATA jgfPgsign Trackball Series jie with ail Amiga computers ic design for comfortable operation ty construction with micro-switch buttons 109 North Duncan • Champaign. IL 61821 Tel: (217) 356-1962 • Fax: (217) 356-4312 For more information, contact your nearest Amiga: dealer Dealer inquiries welcome. Arr.ga g ofcgoToioo Troaemcrk of Commodore-Amiga. Inc Small Talk: The Heard the latest? The newest and smallest Amiga has been approved for release in the US. After exploring the ins and outs of the Amiga 600, Amiga World’,1; Chief is ready to talk. Revealed By Doug Barney SINCE ITS RELEASE, the Amiga 500 has been Commodore s hottest-selling CPU, giving users multitasking, sound, and great graphics for the price of a good, used moped. Now die firm hopes to recreate that success with die all-new Amiga 600, a machine that many observers see as ultimately replacing the venerable A500. But is the bright white A600 worthy of assuming the low-end mantle? The answer for Amiga users is yes and no. The first thing you notice about the new machine is its exceedingly small form factor, which is 972x14 inches roughly equivalent to Commodore’s older C-64 computer. Don’t let the size fool you, though; the diminutive case hides some real power: a full Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) and the new AmigaDOS 2.0. In some ways, it is like a cheaper, miniaturized version of the Amiga 3000, but, unlike the A3000, which incorporates the fast Motorola 68030 processor, the A600 runs on the original 7.16-MHz 68000. For many applications this is more than adequate, but this chip begins to show its weakness when doing serious work. The advantage of the machine’s small size is somewhat diminished by its use of the standard A500 power supply, that awkward bricklike thing that lies under the desk of most A500 owners. If four-pound laptops can have power supplies built in, why not the A600? The A600 achieves its small size mainly by dispensing with the numeric keypad. That's fine by me. Unfortunately, the machine also dispenses with the expansion bus, which spawned countless add-on products for the A500 and A1000, from accelerators to drives to RAM to PC emulators. Moreover, the A500’s A501 slot has been replaced with the A601 slot, which uses a different connector, and that’s not so fine. There are more expansion problems inside. Everything on the motherboard is surface mounted, which means you do not have sockets for internal expansion devices. Internal accelerators and other motherboard add-ons designed for earlier Amigas will not work in the A600, and it will be difficult to develop serious upgrade products for this system. In fact, the only thing that appears to have a socket is the Kickstart ROM. Rtth the new ECS graphics modes, a deinterlacer would be ideal. But current A500 deinterlacers will not work, leaving your optional interlaced video to flicker on ad nauseam. In place of an expansion bus is a PCMCIA connector, first seen on CDTV. T his port will be used mainly for delivering applications, storing data, and providing solid-state RAM. So far, there is little that takes advantage of this feature, although Expansion Systems is now- shipping its BASEboard 601. This bare board, which starts at $ 29.95, can add 1MB of chip RAM, bringing the A600’s chip-RAM total to 2MB. All told, the A600 can physically address up to eight megabytes of RAM. Just as this article was going to press, Amiga World learned that Commodore will sell a 386 PC emulator that fits into the A601 slot. This exciting device could O make the 600 a truly enticing dual-purpose computer. A Twice-Told Tale Beginning in September, Commodore plans to sell two versions of the A600, one based on floppies ($ 499.99) and another with a built-in 40MB hard drive ($ 749.99). (NB: prices and availability dates are subject to change.) The hard-drive version uses an IDE, rather than the more expandable SCSI adapter (onto which you can daisy-chain devices). Commodore’s hard drive uses a significant amount of RAM for buffers and so on, making the standard 1MB A600 incapable of running applications that require 1MB of RAM. As a result, the standard configuration for the hard-drive version is 1.5MB. Commodore appears to be aiming this machine at the game-system market. The plan is to bundle the computer with hot games- plus some productivity programs and sell it as a hardware software combination. The standard floppy version is destined to come packaged with five pieces of software, including two arcade games (Ocean's Robocop 3 and Psygnosis’ Shadow of the Beast
3) , plus one role-playing adventure (Myth, by System 3). The two productivity titles will be Domark’s MicroText word processor and Graphic Workshop paint program. Buyers of the A600HD will get a software lineup that favors productivity a little more. In addition to the MicroText and Graphic Workshop programs, the hard- drive-equipped version of the computer will come with an easy 3-D authoring design environment oriented to entertainment applications. The only game per se to be included is Ocean’s PushOver, a puzzle-style game. Of course, given its serious computing abilities, the A600 stands head and shoulders above the more traditional game machines by Nintendo, Sega, and NEC. For first-time users, this small, self-contained A600 should be attractive. Although Commodore has already established availability through dealers and consumer channels, the company has its work cut out for it to develop distribution ancl awareness of the system. Should you buy an A600? If you need to cart your system around or have little interest in beefing up your Amiga, it could be ideal. It could also serve as a terrific system for the kids, and neophytes are sure to love the new operating system, which is about as slick as you'll find in any market. But if you like to push the limits of your applications, the lack of expandability should stop you dead in your tracks. Personally I'd like to see this very machine with an '030 or '040 processor. The old A500 expansion bus, and a self-contained power supply. Then this small talk would speak up loud and clear. ¦ Amiga 600 Specifications Price: Connectors: Floppy drive Mouse Joystick RS-232 serial Parallel PCMCIA Video: RF modulator Color composite RGB analog 78-key keyboard $ 499.99 floppy based $ 749.99 with 40MB hard drive CPU: 7.16 68000 RAM: 1MB standard ROM: 512R 880K-byte internal floppy What’s the must dramatic improvement you can make to ynur AmigaP Add an 24-Bit Graphics & Video System Create title screens combining scanned images, clip art and other elements using OPAL PAINT’S wide array of tools and modes. Install the exciting new OpalVision Main Board in the video slot of your Amiga and vast new possibilities await your exploration. Use OpalPaint to create graphics, backdrops, video titles or anything you can imagine with 16.8 million colors at your command. Run Workbench applications with incredibly detailed full-color 24-Bit backgrounds. OpalVision’s discrete design let’s you use any of 16.8 million different colors on every pixel. OpalVision Main Board
• An internal card which operates in any Amiga computer with a video slot. It is the core of the OpalVision system.
• A true 24-Bit frame buffer and display device with 16.8 million colors available for every pixel.
• Uncompromiscd, 24-Bit highcr-than-broadcast-quality, crystal-clear images which far surpass any composite video or HAM system.
• Standard Amiga graphics and animations can appear in front of or behind OpalVision images on a pixei-by-pixel basis.
• Capable of double-buffered 24-Bit and 15-Bit animation in medium and low resolution modes and 8-Bit double-buffered animation in all resolutions.
• VLSI graphics coprocessor enables resolution changes, stencil modes, a host of transition effects and smooth scrolling between screens.
• “ Palette-Mapped' design updates colors in real time. Fade pictures in and out and change their palettes on the flv. Includes OPAL PRESENTS! - A feature- packed, multi-purpose 24-Bit presentation and image display program. Technical Info
• Operates in all Amiga resolutions up to a maximum of 768 by 480 pixels (580 in PAL).
• Double buffered full 24-Bit 15-Bit and 8-Bit true color modes. 24-Bit and 8-Bit palette- mapped display modes. Dual Playfield and Overlay Priority stencil modes.
• Priority mask definition specifies foreground background areas.
• 20ns video switch to freely mix Amiga and OpalVision graphics.
• Equipped with 1.5 MB of display RAM.
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• 24-Bit RGB output with video bandwidth >7 MHZ.
• Microcode graphics processor forsystcm control, priority switching, hardware scrolling and panning. Hardware Requirements Any Amiga computer with a video slot. Any Amiga compatible monitorcapable of 15.75kHzscan rate. (Models 1080,1084,1950, I960 most Multi-Sync Multi-Scan monitors.) One MegaByte of CHIP RAM (Two MegaBytes Recommended) OPALPAINT’S speed and power lets you composite multiple images quickly and easily with seamless, 24- Bit color accuracy. Two Megabytes of FAST RAM Hard Drive strongly recommended 68000 20 30 40 compatible Circle 162 on Reader Service card. Included Software: Even’ OpalVision Main Board includes a full range of software to let you start enjoying all the benefits of your new 24-Bit Amiga immediately: OpalPaint An unequalled painting and image manipulation program specifically written to take full advantage of the power of OpalVision. It’s Fast. Real-time. Full 24-Bit. OpalPaint gives you complete control over OpalVision’s 16.8 million color palette. Includes a full-range of drawing tools and an expandable library of image-processing modes with adjustable parameters, full texture-mapping capabilities, transparency and color gradients, multiple work modes, nozzle brushes, pie-defined palettes and many pother comprehensive tools. Unique and powerful features like real-world “Artist's tools" and paper types, multiple stencil types, virtual memory support and compatibility with the pressure-sensitive Wacom™ drawing tablet provide a level of support for artistic creativity never before available. OPALPAINT’s exclusive real-world Artist’s Tools and paper types bring a new level of artistic creativity to the Amiga. Opal Presents! A comprehensive icon-driven presentation program offering complete control over OpalVision images, Amiga graphics and live video (when the Genlock and I’ramcgrabber is installed.) Includes numerous built-in transitions and effects including wipes, fades and scrolling effects. Takes full advantage of OpalViston’s double buffering and intelligent image pre-loading to minimize delays. Utilizes 24-Bit image thumbnails in both editor and file requester. Trigger transitions by mouse button, timer or AREXX commands. Initiates CL! And AREXX scripts. Fully multitasking. OpalVision IiotKey Display OpalVision images anytime by using key combinations. Show OpalVision and Amiga graphics simultaneously, with single keystrokes to control two different OpalVision screens, priority masks, and other OpalVision features. Multitasks with all Amiga software to provide 24-Bit backdrops for Amiga graphics. AREXX compatibility integrates all OpalVision features into the Amiga environment. OPAL PRESENTS! Includes numerous built-in transitions for image sequencing and presentation. It also triggers CLI and AREXX commands, King of Karate Just for fun, we're including the world's first 24-Bit personal computer game with every Main Board! An exciting, two-player karate competition which is lots of fun and an excellent demonstration of OpalVision’s capabilities. Includes music and sound effects. The Opal Vision Main Board is the foundation of a complete Opal Vision 24-Bit graphics and video system. Opal Vision Enhancement Modules are on the way which add exceptional graphic and video features to the Opal Vision Main Board. Add 24-Bit. Real-time framegrabbing andgenlocking with S-Videoand composite inputs and outputs. Expand your system even more by adding the OpalVision Production Switcher and “Roaster Chip" lor amazing Digital Video Effects and video switching capabilities. Install our De-Interlacer for flicker- free output. The expansion modules connect directly to the OpalVision Main Board without tying up Amiga slots. Just for fun we’ve included KING OF KARATE - An exciting, two-player, 24-Bit karate competition with music and sound effects. Upcoming OpalVision Enhancement Modules: Frame Grabber Genlock Module Quad-input Production Switcher Scan-Rate Converter (de-interlacer) OpalVision Roaster Cliip , -;.w W Created by: Sydney. Australia Manufactured and Distributed by: Centaur Development
P. O. Box 4400 Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Phone: (310) 542-2226 FAX: (310) 542-9998 For information: 1-800-621-2202 The expandable, modular design lets you select only the features you need while providing expandability so you can add additional capabilities as you require them. 1 he OpalVision system is an excellent video processing and manipulation tool but unlike other video-only systems, it integrates extremely well into the Amiga environment and functions superlatively lor applications like desktop publishing, ray-tracing, image processing, multimedia and entertainment. OpalVision is the complete 24-Bit system which upgrades all of your Amiga’s capabilities to true, uncompromised, 24-Bit RGB. VIDEO Picture Perfect How can you be sure your video signal measures up? Measure your video signals! SUITE By Joel Tessler BACK IN 1978, I shot and edited my first color commercial. 1 submitted the spot to the local NBC affiliate, only to find out it was not suitable For broadcasting. Why? Because the video signal dicl not comply with FCC standards. I had to reshoot and edit the entire commercial and actually lost money on the project, so 1 vowed that 1 would never again shoot or edit without using a waveform monitor to check my signal. Although color cameras have improved tenfold and the signal-to-noise and frame accuracy of VCRs have come a long way since then, I still get calls from clients having video trouble, some of which could be avoided by properly measuring the video signals with a waveform monitor and vectorscope. The advent of NewTek’s Video Toaster has made video-signal monitoring critical in desktop environments. With the addition of a dual-channel time-base corrector (TBC) and its ability to adjust color saturation, hue, gain, setup, and other parameters that affect the video signal, things can gel pretty complex. While blindly making adjustments can worsen problems, a waveform and vectorscope help you determine how the signal is affected and enable you to
o ' achieve higher quality output. Combination waveform monilor vectorscope units are fortunately now available at a fraction of what they cost in the 1970s. Two companies Magni Systems and Digital Processing Systems (DPS) have recently broken ground with new, inexpensive waveform vector combos. Both models output video information to a standard composite monitor, obviating the need for expensive CRTs (those high-resolution rack-mounted green screens seen in TV stations). This means that the rest of us can afford to measure our own video just like the networks, I used a Video Toaster A B roll editing system to evaluate both units, and compared them to high-end wave- form vectorscopes set for accuracy. (To locate the vendors of the products mentioned, see the “Manufacturers Distributors' Addresses” list on p. 98.) The Magni Monitor Magni Systems, well known in the video industry for its high-quality test gear, offers a $ 1795 waveform vector combo that fits into a low-profile, 19- inch rackmounted unit. The unit provides scores of features and the kind of flexibility required by complex postproduction facilities, TV and cable stations, and even transmitter sites. The Magni Monitor's hardware is composed of a 19-inch, rack-wide mountable base unit, a remote control, a four-inch LCD display, and a separate power supply The base has a green LED lamp power indicator on the front panel. The rear panel has four telco connectors (the type that are on your telephone): two for remote use, one for the Magni LCD monitor, and the other for picture. It also accommodates ten British Nut Connectors (BNCs): one for waveform, another for picture, and two each for reference and channels A, B, and C. You can use the connectors in various wavs to fit your studio’s needs. J i Those new to video may experience “feature shock" when using a waveform vectorscope for the first time. Fortunately, Magni’s interface includes a friendly on-screen menu that displays its output to both an LCD screen and a composite monitor. You access this menu via the handy remote control, which features 15 buttons and a large control knob. On the left side of the remote is the main- menu button, along with six “quick keys” for the most frequently used functions. When you opt for waveform- monitor control, the quick keys correspond to variable gain, 2H 111 (in 2H), FLD1 FLD2 (in 2F) , filters, alarm (on or off), and reference (internal or external). The quick keys for the vectorscope are variable gain (enable or disable), vectors (75% or 100%), normal + (PAL) , alarm (on or off), and reference (internal or external). The remaining nine buttons control channel selection, horizontal line display, field display horizontal and vertical magnification, and waveform or vector mode (this also controls magnification direction and which function of the knob is active). The knob provides adjustment for horizontal and vertical position, vector phase, and other variables selected fiom the menus. To help you manage all these controls, the manual is packed with explanations about video, plenty of operations information, and a great glossary. Monitoring Performance The Magni Monitor performed well. Its reference-in allows for timing and phase comparisons in the studio environment. And its vector and waveform graticules are easy to read. Magnified mode gives you a clear picture of the horizontal sync and burst without straining your eyes; in some cases I could read a signal from clear across ? 48 Oct offer 1992 ore of actual DCTV screens pwnre »mp enocKSS gSrara isssi fiSS&ffi[?“ =j I JSM- H. oust I jWfff o?i ; jLb_
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* .c*ur« tjiifr £t«nc;i Pfliftt* L OR&I Er.l i:J j uowpl sure. Coftp} srtvej j loro] snve i ? Paint; digitize and display beautiful full color composite video images on any Amiga ' Sophisticated true color video paint, digitizing and image processing software are all combined into one easy to use package. A Cqjture an image in 10 seconds from any color video camera. (Also works with still video cameras, video disk and still frame capable VCR's.) A Convert DCDT images to or from any IFF display format (including HAM and 24 bit). ? Full-featured paint, digitize and conversion software are included. DCDT is a complete system, right out of the box! A Create spectacular 3D images and animations. Compatible with all popular 3D programs. Create beautiful ful color video images with all popular Amiga 3D programs. $ 495 ‘Min. 1 Meg. Required -T - - v, 3-5 Meg. Recommended Animate video quality DCTV images in real time using popular Amiga animation creation tools. DCTV (Digital Composite Television) is a revolutionary new compressed video display and digitizing system for the Amiga. Using the Amiga as a compressed video buffer, DCTV creates a full color composite video display with ad the color and resolution of television. Telephone 916 344-4825 FAX 916 635-0475 1992 Digital Creations. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines. Patents applied for Circle 16 on Reader Service card V I I) E 0 S L! I I E the room. The remote-control unit makes it easy to access mentis and features. The buttons have a good feel, and ifie control knob is solid. In the edit suite, I was able to check my phasing, timing, black levels, sync, and blanking, and to make sure my video levels were correct without having to fight the hardware. The Magni Monitor’s multichannel input lets you monitor up to three separate channels of composite or component video. It also allows you to color-code all three channels on screen. With the wide acceptance of high-hand Betacam, M-1I, Hi8, and SVHS formats, this is a feature whose time has come. The ability to view Y, B-Y, R-Y, or Y C is not far short of nirvana for me. The Magni Monitor also supports another important feature: color-frame monitoring. This lets you compare channel C with A or B, for instance, on the vectorscope. One problem with composite waveformA ectorscopes is the brightness levels of the various display elements. Magni’s solution is a feature that allows for separate selectable color and intensity for backgrounds, graticules, waveforms, and variable persistence. Another nice feature is the alarm, which sounds a warning if the timing or SC H phase exceeds the set limits. Remote-signal monitoring is also possible with the Magni Monitor. This means you could leave a modem-connected base unit at a cable station's head end ten miles from the main studios. Then, a cable operator could use a modem-connected remote at the main studios to control the base unit and monitor the head-end signals! Even aside from all the extras, the Magni Monitor fares well as a general- purpose video-measurement instrument. Unless you’re a diehard who will accept nothing less than the most extreme high-resolution CRT and a zillion magnification modes, the Magni Monitor can probably fit your application. The Personal V-Scope Digital Processing Systems was the first manufacturer to introduce a TBC on a single card. Now the company has managed to combine a waveform monitor and vectorscope on a card that outputs its signal to a standard composite monitor. This unit does not require a rack-mounted unit or external power supply; it was clearly designed with desktop video in mind, DPS’s Personal V-Scope ($ 995) plugs into one of the A2000’s or A3000’s IBM slots. .After inserting the board, vou must make some internal or ex ter- J rial serial connections to use the supplied control software. The hack of the card has a serial data-input telco connector, a BNC NTSC video input, an LED video indicator, a buffered-video output, a superimpose output, and a full-time output. The software gets to your bard drive through an automatic installation program that’s easy to use. 11 le software- O J control menu lets von select waveform, vector, overlay, split screen, flat or low- pass, 1H 2H waveform, superimpose, trace, trace freeze, variable-trace-rate, and variable-trace-value modes. A full- featured software-based test-signal generator (TSG) is also included. Personal Use What stands out the most about ibis system is its simplicity and ease of use. The interface works on a what-you- dick-is-what-you-get system, without the confusion of bothersome pull-down menus. The split-screen mode allows for simultaneous composite display of the vectorscope and waveform monitor over incoming video, graphics, or both. When displaying the V-Scope’s l'ull- fleld color bars from the Video Toaster’s framebuffer, I could see that all the colors registered inside the vector- scope’s boxes, indicating phase accuracy. The waveform monitor showed the individual parts of the color-bar signal. If you already own DPS’s Personal 4 TBC, integration with the Personal V- Scope is automatic. A separate V-Scope menu that’s built into the TBC software lets you adjust the TBC’s parameters on the flv and immediately see the j • results on the Y-Scopc’s display. One of the most obvious advantages I noticed w hile editing was the size of the waveform vector display. Even with a 13- inch monitor, it gave a pretty clear picture of what was going on with the video signal. (Both the -Scope and Magni Monitor also appear to be compatible with I.DEN’s TBC! Card and Digital Creations’ Kitchen Svnc.) O In the edit suite, the V-Scope performed well, although the lack of an external reference-in limited my ability to do comparisons. Still, I was able to gain some crucial information regarding phasing and timing of the source VCRs. The TSG software works directly with the Video Toaster’s framebuffer and in conjunction with the V-Scope. It includes 32 industry-standard test patterns that install automatically through an easy-to-use utility. Each test pattern is coded in the manual with a number and an explanation of its usage. Some of the uses for the test signals are picture monitor alignment, video levels, differential phase gain, Y C delay, and frequency response. While normally expensive, TSGs are necessaiy for getting a complete picture of all the variables in the video signal. I found the TSG software a great alternative to traditional test generators; the multibursi 100-IRE test pattern gave a clear picture of the frequency response rates of three TBCs. I be -Scope’s manual explains its usage in clear, concise language, and it provides plenty of details on video measuring. With all its technical information, however, it still manages to address the needs of the novice. The explanations of the lest signals in chapter 6 is in ilsell a short course in video. In addition to text, the manual has an ample amount of pictorial content. I would like to see an external reference video-in built into the Personal V- Scope, and more magnification for horizontal sync and burst. But even with these limitations, the board is a great buy, what with its versatility, the dual display and the TSG software. You simply will not get this range of features elsewhere without spending more. To Measure or Not? Maybe you have heard that you don’t need to monitor your signals if you are not doing broadcast video. Bullfeath- ers! In some cases, nonbroadcast video is a higher risk for trouble down the line. Combining video on tape with electronically generated graphics can introduce all kinds of problems, and without monitoring equipment, you are operating in the dark. You may not be able to detect a 20% loss in your video signal just by looking at your composite monitor, but by the time you get down to the fourth generation, you will be lucky if even 40% of your original video signal is there. If you are serious about video, vou 4 4 should consider buying a waveform monitor and vectorscope at some point. I lopefLilly, you’ll do it before you have a major catastrophe. While the Magni Monitor is better suited for more complex post-production work, cable head ends, transmission sites, and so on, either ol these products will make a big difference in any video studio. ¦ Joel Tessler works as a video and animation consul taut to cable stations and networks, both nationally and internationally. Write to him c o Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. GENLOCK AND OVERLAY SYSTEM
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• ACCENT * ON GRAPHICS 44 A continuing series of tips, techniques, and tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. By Joel Hagen ANYONE WHO USES the Amiga for creating video tides, business graphics, or multimedia screens soon finds a need for lots of rich, unobtrusive backgrounds. A good background adds color and style to a text, button, or information screen without competing for the user’s attention. Marble and stone textures are popular, but tend to be overused. This column will focus on easy image-processing methods you can use to explore existing pictures, mining them for small areas that can be enlarged to serve as soft-focus backgrounds in 16- color hi-res, HAM, or 24-bit color. (To locale the vendors of products mentioned, see the “Manufacturers Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 98.) Enlarging Your Options The idea is simple. Examine any Amiga picture in your files for small rectangular areas that would be interesting abstract images if enlarged. If you don't already have experience in enlarging brushes in a paint program, try cutting a brush in DeluxePaint (Electronic Arts) and press Shift-H a few times doubling it again and again. Immediately, however, you will notice a problem. The individual pixels are blown up so that the enlarged image is a blocky mosaic, not at all suitable as an unobtrusive background. Imagemaster (Black Belt Systems) has interesting features that allow you to enlarge a small section of an image without producing large, blocky pixels. It does this through pixel-interpolation techniques. As a small image is remapped into a larger area, new pixels are calculated and introduced producing an effect that makes the image look more like a resolution-independent photographic blowup. The soft, blurred version of the original region is perfect for backgrounds, and you can save it at any resolution. This technique is highly effective in producing smooth 24-bit files, but it is also superb for HAM and 16-color hi-res. Using this process can prove very beneficial in video work, because many Amiga video artists lack 24-bit color capability relying instead on the high- resolution native Amiga mode for crisp text and titles. It would be virtually impossible to hand paint the hi-res, 16- color soft-focus backgrounds that you can create through enlargement enhanced by Imagemaster’s sophisticated interpolation and dithering. To try the technique, load any Amiga picture into Imagemaster. Press the Process Panel button, then select Resizing and Clipping. Choose Stretch Clip, then Rectangular Area. Drag a box around a one- or two-inch region of the screen you wish to enlarge. The program will present you with an interface that lets you adjust the scale. Peg the X and V sliders at +100 or enter higher values manually. To conserve memory, select Replace Primary from the buffer-allocation screen that pops up. An enlarged version of your clip will be rendered to the screen in whatever resolution you have selected in the Display Panel. The image will have a softer look to it than if you had simply enlarged the pixels, but it is not as smooth as it can become. One way to get a smoother image is to mine deeper into the new screen image. Select a small rectangular area again, and repeat the previous steps. Descending two or three levels into any image will yield a very smooth gradation of colors within an interesting composition of soft-edged, organic shapes. The process is reminiscent of delving deeper and deeper into a Mandelbrot set in search of interesting form. If you have the composition you want at the first level of enlargement, but not the total soft-focus effect you seek, tiy blurring it. Press the Process Panel button, then select Geometric Transformations. Try the Spiral Blur. You will be asked to define an area of the image. One of Imagemaster’s great strengths is its ability to let you define a limited area for any operation. In this Simple image-processing techniques can yield some real gems when you need interesting backgrounds for almost any type of presentation. Case, however, select Entire Image. You will then be offered a choice of Inwards or Outwards spiral and a numeric setting lor the extent of the effect. I he illustration accompanying this column shows an Outwards spiral at level 10, The image will be processed and rendered to the screen in soft focus. Save the result by “Rendering lb File’' at whatever sellings you choose. The illustration was rendered as interlaced HAM using a dual-random F-S dither. More Mining Nuggets Another way you can smoothly enlarge in Imagemaster is by linear composition. Load the original image again and select Process Panel, then Resizing and Clipping. This time choose Clip Region, then Rectangular Area. When presented with a buffer selection, choose New As Secondary Hold Primary. This preserves the buffer area of your original image as a rendering space. Press the Compose button, then Linear Compositions. Next, choose Place With Anti-Alias and Entire Region. The sof 1-focus enlargement will render to the screen. Mine for small regions in two or three steps for cumulative smoothing. A dramatic example of the usefulness of this technique is to apply it to high- resolution photographic images such as the NASA Mars photos in Virtual Real- ity Laboratories Space Disks series. For a presentation, I can create a zoom on a crater in the Nilosyrtis image that would otherwise he a useless pixel blowup. You have to make this sort of comparison yourself to really appreciate the dramatic difference. Experiment with other methods of producing soli-focus backgrounds. If you are using DCTV (Digital Creations), try turning on Smooth Clips in the Options Panel. Clip a small area of an image, press the Size gadget, and then drag the clip out to full screen. Mine smaller regions of this image one
o n or two times, and you should come up with some great backgrounds. In Art Department Professional (dSDG), you can quickly create smooth backgrounds by selecting Backdrop from the Load requester, adjusting the four corner colors, and then executing a render. The sophisticated dithering in Imagemaster and AD Pro is the key to rendering smooth screens, even when you limit yourself to 16 colors. Experiment with dither on and off to see the amazing difference. If you have a 24- bil display' or an enhanced color device like DCTV or HAM-E (Black Belt Systems), the methods outlined here yield superb results that can be a good visual break from standard marble backgrounds. ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stain fed, self-addressed envelope for a re ph. -a R E V I E W S From p. 24. Head Speed On bytes per second) ence is an optical positioning track that is burned into the media with a laser, allowing much more precise positioning of the read write heads. Although they store as much as small hard drives, these disks use basically the same media as high-density floppies, meaning that they can’t match hard-drive speeds and are subject to the same media failures as ordinary floppies. No Bigger Than a Bread Box Both of these drives come in internal and external versions. The internal flop- tical is the same size as a normal floppy drive and can be mounted in either the second floppy drive bay of an A2000 or A3000 or, with the proper mounting kit, in an A2000,s or A3000T’s 5'A-inch bay. As for the optical drive, it is the same width as a 3'A-inch floppy, but about Vs of an inch taller, so that it can be mounted only in an A2000‘s or A3000T’s 5'A- inch drive bay. For each drive, I tested i the external versions, which come complete with metal case, power supply, and fan. The external floptical measures 5x77iX2' 2 inches, while the external optical drive is roughly the size and shape of a one-pound loaf of bread. The hardware and software installation procedures are exactly the same as for any other SCSI hard drive, and a pushbutton switch makes it easy to set the SCSI drive II) number. Unfortunately, 7 this switch was unplugged on the floptical I tested, so the ID remained at zero, at any setting selected. However. DMI technical support quickly solved the problem. DMI does not include any formatting software, because such software comes with the required SCSI host controller. The company states that the drives were tested and work well with SCSI controllers from Commodore, Great Valley Products, Interactive Video Systems, IC1), Supra, Xetcc, Nexus, and Expansion Systems. The manual does, however, provide illustrated step-by-step instructions for low- level formatting and partitioning of the drive using Commodore’s HDToolBox program. Although it isn’t mentioned anywhere in DMI’s or Commodore’s manuals, you can use HDToolBox with other controllers, as long as they follow the Rigid Disk Block standard. DMI states that you must low-level format the disks before use, but this step doesn’t perform any useful function with SCSI devices. In fact, I performed a low- level format on a floptical disk, rebooted, and found all of mv data still intact. Removable media drives have some properties that are different from fixed hard drives. Most SCSI controllers allow you to remove and replace disks during a single session, just as you do with a floppy drive, as long as the disks are all partitioned exactly the same way. Although the DMI manual states that automatic disk-changc recognition requires AmigaDOS 2.0, it actually depends entirely on the SCSI controller. Most of them support removable-media drives, but older boards may require an updated EPROM chip. You can boot from removable drives, but if you plan to use them as your only hard drive, you’ll have to include the Workbench flies on even’ disk. A better plan is to have a small, fixed hard drive for your Workbench volume and use the removable-media drives 10 expand your storage capabilities. Removable-media drives are also handy for backing up large, conventional hard drives (five or six flopticals or one optical vs. over 100 floppies fora 103MB hard drive). For this reason, DMI includes a copy of Quarterback 4.3 with the floptical. Removable-media drives can also provide inexpensive hard-drive storage for emulators. Once you have removable-media, you can add IBM or Macintosh hard-drive capability for the price of a new disk and some driver software. Although DMI’s documentation fails to mention it, the floptical drive has another very important capability. With Consultron’s CrossDOS file system, il can read and write ordinary 720K or 1.4 1MB IBM floppy disks. That makes il the only Amiga drive currently available that you can use to transport files between an Amiga and a PC using standard high- density 372-inch disks, or between an Amiga and a Mac using the proper software drivers. Unfortunately, because of J 7 its rigid orientation towards IBM floppies, the floptical is not able to read and write normal 880K Amiga floppies. Don’t Judge a Disk by Its Case With respect to its operation, the floptical drive is a lot like a giant floppy it A speed comparison of a conventional hard drive, the floptical, the magneto*optical, and a floppy drive. Even makes the same noises. Flopticals, however, in addition to storing over 20 times the data of a regular floppy, are three to five times faster. Because the media is very similar to that of a regular floppy, it shares both its relative’s advantages and disadvantages. The disks are easily stored and transported and require no special handling, but they arc subject to die same surface defects as regular floppies. Of the three disks I used, one failed completely after a few days (DMI promptly replaced it) and another developed read write errors (I mapped them out and losi only 20K or so of storage). In time, the disk reliability of these devices should increase, and prices (currently S20 each) should diminish. By the time vou read this. 3M and Maxell are both expected to ship floptical disks, and they predict that prices will fall to under SI0 within a few months, bringing the cost per megabyte of storage to under 50 cents. Based as it is on verv j inexpensive floppy technology, the floptical drive could well become one of the most cost-effective and convenient mass-storage options. The optical drive sits at the other end of the removable-media spectrum. It is among the fastest, highest-capacity, and most expensive of these drives. Although the initial cost of the 3 72-inch optical drive is three times that of the floptical, it is nowhere nearly as high as the price of the 574-inch optical units, which nin over $ 3000. Moreover, the incremental cost per megabyte of storage is very low, as each 121MB cartridge costs only about S70. If you plan to eventually store more than a gigabyte of data, the total cost of the drive and media is less than that of a conventional removable drive such as Syquest’s. If yotr plan to store three or four gigabytes, the cost will he half. Like the floptical drive, the optical unit uses disks that are about the same ? Learn from our online encyclopedia Send and receive electronic mail news Play single player games Check current slock closings Dozens of informative bulletin boards, Book flights with EAAsy Sabre Now enjoy unlimited nonprime time usage of over 100 popular Genie Service features. 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• Applies only iti US. Mon.-Fri., GPM-8AM local time and all clay Sat, Sun., and select holidays. Prime time hourly rate $ 18 up to 2400 baud. Some features subject to surcharge and may not Ik- available outside US. Prices and products listed as of Oct 1.1990 subject to change. Telecommunication surcharges may apply. Guarantee limited to one |xt customer and applies only to first month of use. R K V I B VV S size as a regular 372-inch floppy, and the}' come in a durable plastic shell, making them easy to store and transport. Because they use optical media, however, they should be even more reliable; 1 ex- perienced no problems during my tests. Although the performance of the drive wasn't super-last, neither was it noticeably slow. At three to four times the speed of the floptical drive, the optical unit definitely falls within the range of conventional hard drives. The floptical and optical drives from DM1 are welcome and versatile alterna- tives to conventional hard drives. Convenient and relatively inexpensive, the floptical drive is a natural for backups, can double as a hard drive, and can triple as an IBM-compatible drive. Quick, quiet, and reliable, the optical drive holds large amounts of data on small disks that are easily transported. Sheldon Leemon Migraph OCR 1.11b Migraph, $ 299 Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected.
2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 2.5MB or 4MB (for flat-bed scanner) RAM, hard disk. Recommended system: 4MB RAM, hard disk, accelerator. Converts scanned documents to editable text files. Amain complaint about the Amiga is that it lacks business applications, Migraph OCR is quieting the critics by adding a new business option optical character recognition (OCR). The basic idea behind OCR is for a computer to convert the information from a scanned document into text for editing or reformatting. This is veiy useful for inputting large amounts of printed text, such as typed forms or spreadsheet data. A prerequisite for OCR software is the ability to accept scanned documents, Migraph OCR directly supports Migraph, Alfa Data, and Golden Image hand scanners and will load previously scanned files saved in IFF, TIFF, or IMG (Atari) formats. The scanner interface includes selections for 100. 2(H), 300, or 400 dpi (dots per inch), scan length, units of measure (inch centimeter), and portrait or landscape orientation. Migraph OCR lets you set parameters for analyzing the input document. The indexed manual provides suggestions on methods of using hand-held scanners so as to achieve optimum results. I hese are quite welcome, as Migraph OCR has no way of seaming together the several passes required by hand scanners; you must process each pass as individual input. You can, however, append one completed ASCII text file to another, thus creating a complete file of your document. 4 Learn your ABCs A major feature for OCR software is the ability to recognize and learn new type faces and styles. For character recognition, Migraph OCR uses Omnifont technology, the current state of the art, which identifies characters by matching mathematical patterns. The software comes pretrained with Artisan, Bookman, Brougham, Carol I Pica, Courier, Courier Italic, Delegate, Elite Modern, Helvetica, Herald Elite, Letter Gothic, Lori, Luhalin, OCRB, Pica, Prestige Elite, Prestige Italic, Prestige Pica, Times, Titan, and Title. Notably missing are the typefaces that round out the standard 35 Adobe Postscript fonts, such as Palatino and Zap fCh a nee ry, although my tests found the recognition level with Palatino quite good. Migraph OCR allows you to analyze the document interactively or automatically, Interactive mode displays unrecognized characters. You then confirm the guess, delete whatever is incorrect, and enter the proper characters; or you train the software via the mouse or function keys. The training option stores the pattern in a dictionary that the program can use later on with similar documents, (Migraph suggests that you create new dictionaries for each type of document you regularly encounter.) The learning process of Migraph OCR is good, and, following training, the program’s accuracy is excellent. Migraph OCR also automatically starts the text editor of your choice when the conversion is complete, and it lets you save your preferences for the editor, text file,and dictionary. Migraph OCR provides tools (rectangle and polyline) for defining the areas on a document that should be analyzed j and lels you designate them as text or graphic. Only the text areas are converted to text. For irregular shapes, you can use polyline or multiple rectangles; the program automatically combines the shapes. The areas are analyzed in the order created, and you must define each column of a mnlticolunm document in the right order. If necessary, however, vou can reorder the areas and modify
* their sizes. Unfortunately, the areas cannot be saved and used on documents with a similar format in a later session. Nor is there ail Arexx port or any other means to batch multiple documents. The program provides three zoom levels (full page, 100%, and 200%) and an icon locator for easy movement on the page. While this is helpful, 100% and 200% are still Loo close if vou scan vour document at the recommended 300 dpi. Linguistic Lexicons Migraph OCR can recognize proportional or monospaced American and European character sets. Lexicons for English, French, German, and Dutch are also included to assist in character recoe- O nition. The program can deal with some italic fonts, but slows down in the process. It also works reliably only on font sizes of 10-18 points. The company claims that it can handle smaller sizes scanned at 400 dpi, but my results with this were poor. Overall, Migraph OCR is generally accurate and fast at what it does. However, current state-of-the-art OCR software automatically distinguishes between text j o and graphics; handles multiple columns; retains formatting (bold, columns, italics) in the output document; has the ability to save the graphic areas; provides better controls over scanning (such as contrast); batch processes in automatic mode; and saves text in popular word-processing and database formats. These are the areas that make the idea of OCR very appealing in business. While such features are not yet available on the Amiga, I hope that Migraph keeps up the good work and adds more to their offering. Steven Blaize ? If your video productions are turning your clients into monsters, it's time vou attacked
* V the problem with the DPS PERSONAL Y-SCOPE™ and DPS PERSONAL TBG III® cards. The PERSONAL V-SCOPE diagnoses color problems by letting you superimpose a digitally synthesized waveform and vectorscope display on any video signal. The PERSONAL TBC III can then cure color distortions by properly balancing red, green and blue. It also gives you rock solid freeze, variable strobe and forced DER ->nAL v'» ¦«>* , isnaijirjagra tbg i i i [MCTlillfi i n b »_ifir-w i i la » r*n monochrome. And it time base corrects and synchronizes your . ¦ 4 * ¦ ¦ flfek "3=
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2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: Video Toaster system, Arexx, Recommended system: Same. Basic slide-show creation. Trexx Professional KludgeCode Software, S129.95 ToastMaster Byrd’s Eye Software, $ 149.95. Toaster Toolkit The Byte Factory, $ 150 Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected.
2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: Video Toaster system, Arexx. Recommended system: Same. Remote control of Toaster features. If you've avoided learning to control NewTek’s Video Toaster with Arexx, relax! ScriptGen, Toaster Toolkit, Toast- Master, and Trexx Procreate such scripts automatically, even for Toaster 2.0. A no-frills utility, Scriptgen builds basic slide shows from framestores, Toast- erCG pages, and the Switcher’s wipes. It asks you a series of questions, then compiles an Arexx script using the answers. You can request each framestore, keyframe (CG), or overlaid CG page to appear on screen automatically at one of three standard Switcher speeds or a GPI trigger command, and to display for a specified time. Command default settings speed up the process, but I wish they were user-definable. You can play the resulting standard Arexx scripts from a CLI or the Toaster.remote utility. Although it does not allow access to most of the Switcher’s features, Scriptgen is easy to use and industrious enough for most jobs. The remaining three programs share a similar look and feel. A graphical interface represents the Switcher screen, and you click on the appropriate buttons to generate script commands, A separate window displays the script for editing. Trexx Professional creates Arexx scripts for the Video Toaster and translates them for you. Including English translations of the Arexx commands in its large script window, Trexx Professional has the best interface of the bunch. You can cut, copy, paste, insert, and delete among six active scripts, and even preview the results. Scripts can access ToasterPaint, Light- Wave, ToasterCG, the serial port, Amiga- DOS, and Workbench. The buttons are large and well arranged, and the script- creation procedure is simple. ToastMaster opens a screen onto Workbench, setting its own color scheme but inheriting Workbench’s resolution. (Reading the Switcher simulation buttons in interlace mode is tough.) The layout is not very well thought out: The script window is too small; editing takes place either within the program or in a separate text editor (which is not hot- linked to the active script window); and controls are split between buttons ancl menus. Unlike the other programs, however, ToastMaster offers full control of the Toaster’s genlock utility and lets you create and insert Custom FX, short sequences that are treated as one command, into a script. The Toaster Toolkit is a collection of three utilities: Toaster Sequence Editor, Toaster Project Editor, and Framestore Compressor. The last is self-explanatory; however, when I tried to compress directories with more than 50 files, I received checksum errors and corrupted files. The Project Editor allows you to rearrange and delete effects from Toaster Projects, alter their speeds, and customize each Project to your work style. Smaller Projects load faster and take up less RAM. Toaster Sequence Editor (TSE) lias all the features necessary to control the Toaster, generating scripts in either Arexx or TSE’s compressed format. Unfortunately, you can load only TSE-format scripts. Screen and button design is comfortable, but the script window is quite small, showing only eight lines. .All four of these programs perform as promised. For straightforward jobs, Scriptgen is a quick and easy solution, but for more complex projects that require control of many Toaster aspects, the winner is Trexx Professional. Its easy-to-use interface, script display, and editing features edge out the others by a nose. Michad Hanish Transporter Amazing Computers, $ 249.95 Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected.
2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 1MB RAM, two floppy drives. Recommended system: SMB of RAM, hard drive. Graphic formal conversion and single framing to tape. If you’re tired of such repetitive graphics operations as converting formats, saving single frames to tape, and grabbing multiple screens, Transporter brings the cure automation. Working with most of the popular graphic software, display devices, and single-frame controllers, Transporter allows you to get the most out of your equipment with the least effort. To set up Transporter, you must edit a config file, which tells the program the type of single-frame controller you’re using, the initialization string, where to send converted files, and the serial-port settings. Should your system change, you can later update the file within Transporter. The small but well-written manual answers most questions. Going Through the Changes The heart of Transporter is its script screen. This scripting interface is the basis for all conversions and image manipulation performed, and it makes the program simple to use. You call up the directory you want and click on the files J i (or range of files) you wish to transport; then choose the function you want (file conversion, animation disassembly, single-frame animation to tape, and so on), and click on accept. Changing large numbers of files from one graphics format to another is a breeze. The program provides several different conversion programs, including RGB to DCTV, Framestore to RGB. Sculpt 4D to IFF, RGB to HAM, RGB to embossed, RGB to line art, RGB to JPEG, and JPEG to RGB. Transporter is also compatible with Arexx programs, so ? The Fast Lane. The Fast Lane Chip RAM acceptor 4 2Mb cnp ram expansion removes me bggesi botoeneck in the Amiga - slow access to chip RAM. TFL gives super- fast access to display memory by allowing the CPU & custom chips to access chip ram transparently & simultaneously Works with 1 & 2Mb Agnus crips With TFL unaccelerated machines can access display ram at the same speed as fast RAM Accelerated Armgas will have up to 3 times ths bancMridth (depending on how they access the Amiga address space) The Speed Demon CPU Accelerators from BKP will access CRAM at the Winding speed of 21.6 Mbsec (6x the bandwidth of fast ram).The price is $ 269 without ram. Add S130 for 2Mb of memory Also needs 1 or 2Mb Agnus. 'Tower Peripherals that don't cost a King's Ransom! ” EPROM PROGRAMMER This compact unit plugs into the parallel port of Amiga and programs Amiga compatible KICKMAGIC u , , . „ . M A tnple rom, software programmable rom switcher that including MIDI channel select, all notes off, and 49 .
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• 19 key. Velocity sensitive keyboard with MIDI the Twin ultrafast, low noise converters for up to 70 Hz m bo used on The Fast Lane Price $ 199. Next month • look out for Brightspark our 32 bit READ ON! T shirt with purchase Free TJ>n' 00 or more!! Of h unusual Cable company... Weird 3na COMPUTER QUACK-UPS! ORDER YOUR T-SR RT TODAY'. F°r The bea'er COAST pt-ST COASJ 6.882-2009 c 6.863-A430 3 0e$ ‘ gr s K ia ab e p js$ 3 00 Shipping & handling Circle 172 on Reader Service card Circle 30 on Reader Service card. Great Educational Products Now available from AmigaWorld EUROPE’S TOP-SELLING home educational ser ies. Fun School teaches basic skills to children in an entertaining, game-siyle format. T he latest version of the series, Fun School 4, is separated into three age groups: Teddy is for children 5 and under, Freddie the Frog is for ages 5 to 7, and Sammy the Spy is for ages 8 to
11. Each age level has six different games, which teach and test different facts and concepts. Each is only $ 34.95 Order all 3 for only $ 89.95 AMIGA INTERN is the definitive reference library in one guide from Abacus Books for all Amiga 500, 1000, 2000, 2500 and 3000 users. Amiga Intent will educate you on the internals of the Amiga 3000. The essentials of the 08030 processor and its environment, the new operation system Release 2.0 (Workbench 2.0 and Kickstart 2.xx), and the Arexx programming language all in three easy-to-use sections. Amiga Intern also contains an extensive reference section on Kickstart 2.xx. 1000 pages. Only $ 39.95 Amiga Intern Fun School 4 To order call 1 -800-824-5499 or 41 0-546-01 80 (outside the U.S.) Or send your payment to: AmigaWorld Magazine, PO Box 2151,Salisbury, MD 21802 For Shipping and Handling, add S3.95 for Amiga Intern, $ 2.95 for any Fun School 4 product, or $ 4.95 for any 2 or more products. Maryland and California residents add appropriate taxes. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Amiga Intern is a regisicied trademark of Abacus Books. Fun School 1 is a registered trademark of Furopress Software. R E V I E S you can design your own conversions, 1 he program supports both Video Toaster (NewTek) displays, DCTV (Digital Creations), Firecracker24 (Impulse), Impaci-Vision 24 (GVP), Colorburst (Centaur Software), anc! HAM-E (Black Belt Systems). In addition, version 1.1 promises support for Digital Micronics’ Resolver, INOVAtronics’ Avideo24, Centaur's OpalYtsion, and Amiga Centre Scotland’s Harlequin. You can easily convert most files; just run your display device or software (such as ASDG’s Art Department Professional or Black Belt’s Image Master) in the background, press Amiga-M to send it to the back, and start up Transporter, it will take over from there, even numbering the results sequentially. File Transporter also shines at creating animations from previously rendered frames. Single-framing animations to tape ties up your equipment for long periods of time. With Transporter, you can record your frames to disk and send them to tape later on. Using the script screen, you can loop, reverse, and repeat anv number of frames. This means no Transporter’s editing screen controls framegrabbing, time-lapse photography, and single-frame controllers. BROADCAST QUALITY TITLING & EFFECTS r a 51 InnoVision Technology 1933 Davis Street, Suite 238 • San Leandro, CA 94577
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- HAYWARD -------- FREMONT A 4 A A A A A A - _ A A A A A A A A A A A A A f orii Scoling and Anri-Aiiasing FONT ENHANCER -JaJT I I- -1 Broadcast Titler Font Pack creates the additional variety and interest you've been looking for in your productions with ten new broadcast quality master typefaces. Designed specifically for video, each style comes in a full range of sizes, and includes special symbols and international accents. NEW BROADCAST TITLER FONT PACK 2 Broadcast Titler Font Enhancer lets you easily transform ordinary Amiga Fonts into attractive anti-aliased titles for use with Broadcast Titler 2. Automatic kerning is added for precise character spacing. The font resizing feature lets you create a range of useful sizes from a single Amiga font. Broadcast Titler 2 provides the ultimate in Amiga video titling and effects. Versatile and easy to use, its high quality anti-aliased fonts, smooth real time page and line transitions, and advanced graphic capabilities make it the character generator of choice for professional videographers. Broadcast Titler 2 Super High Res produces true 35 nanosecond video titling utilizing the Amiga ECS chip set Doubling video resolution allows this innovative upgrade to operate at network resolution, equaling that of dedicated Character Generators costing thousands more. Complicated commands created in a text editor or editing together different parts of an animation. Building or ripping apart an OPT-5 Anim is equally simple, as is singleframing your animation to tape. Simply choose the frames you want to record j and in what order, click on the accept gadget and you’re off. Transporter supports some of the most popular single- frame controllers, including VLAN (VideoMedia), BCD 2000A and 5000, MINIVAS (Lyon-Lamb), and DQ-TACO (Diaquest). It also supports Geodesic Publications’ Air-Link infrared controller, which lets you to use a standard consumer VCR to record your anima- tions to tape. The results are not frame- accurate. But it’s a nice feature if you can’t afford a frame-accurate VCR. Grab Ait You Can Transporter rounds out its video repertoire with framegrabbing, time-lapse photography, and insert editing. The display shows your in-point, out-point. And current time-code position. You have full control of all tape functions, including play, pause, fast-forward, rewind, shuttle, and jog. Currently, however, your only choices are the Toaster and IV-
24. You cannot grab frames from rolling video, so vou must have a frame-accurate VCR (or a quality time-base corrector) with the ability to pause on a frame. The results aren’t quite as good as real-time grabs, but they’re fine if you plan to further manipulate the images. Unfortunately, I couldn't get my single-frame controller (a BCD-5000) to work with Transporter. Tech support was very helpful even calling hack to see il a suggested remedy had worked and they claim to use a BCD-2000 with Transporter without a hitch. At press time, they suggested that the culprit might be outdated ROMs in the BCD-5000, but I have I vet to test this theory. ? J J Out of Control. Control. Now supported on the Commodore Amiga™ by ASDG. 608 273-6585 * Make your own 35mm slides, prints and pocket-sized overhead transparencies right from your PC instantly with Polaroid's Desktop Color Film Recorders. You’ve got a big presentation. You've got pressures and deadlines. The last thing you need to worry about are your slides. Will they look good? Will they come back right? And on time? Will they cost a fortune? With a Desktop Color Film Recorder from Polaroid you can relax. It’s right at your desk so you can make last minute changes. And, it’s easy to use. Both the CI-3000T“ and the 01-5000™ are compatible with all leading DOS Windows software packages. Plus, the CI-5000 works with the Mac to bring you an even broader imaging range and slides at 4000 lines of resolution. Besl of all, it's from Polaroid so you get award winning professional quality, sharp text and brilliant colors. For more information or a free demonstration, cail us at 1-800-225-1618. And take control of your next presentation. Nothing Works Like Polaroid Instant Presentation Solutions IHH is V j, i;'¦
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2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 512K RAM (Stars, Spectrum}; 1MR (Multimedia, Vocoder). Recommended system: 2MB RAM. Audio and visual effects for hobbyists and studios. Need some off-the-wall special effects? StarsFX, MultimediaFX, and Spec- tmmFX VocoderFX offer unique sound and graphic tricks. StarsFX generates an overscanned star field that’s backed by stereo spaceship sounds. As vou steer the mouse, the stars and sound sweep left or right. It’s a perfect background for science-fiction videos -just genlock in a spaceship. You can even customize star fields, save presets, and import IFF sounds. MultimediaFX combines 32 frames of 16-color lo-res animation (quarter-screen size) with four channels of sampled sound. You can manipulate the sound and animation via on-screen control panels or keyboard presets to produce anything from mood music for a horror film to annoyed neighbors. The F2 key blanks out the control panel, so you can send the animation to videotape. SpectrumFX transforms a sound sample into a 3-D image. You can then alter the sound (which in turn alters the picture) and change the viewing angle. Save the images as a sequence of IFF files for an interesting, abstract 3-D animation. Packaged with SpectrumFX, VocoderFX takes two samples and splices them into a third sound. For example, input a horn honking and a man yelling “Road- 11 ¦**riiw ¦
* i - . SpectrumFX creates a 3-D image from a sound sample. Hog,” and VocoderFX gives you a talking car horn. Until now such expensive effects were available only to big studios. My one gripe is that all documentation is provided on disk, instead of in manuals. Otherwise, these are powerful tools at bargain prices. Gene Hamm Video Music Box Digital Expressions, S109 Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Not 2.0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 1MB RAM. Recommended system: 3MB RAM, hard drive, MIDI interface and sound modules, external amplifier and speakers. Beginner’s sound-track generator for video or multimedia. In this age of shortcuts, tools for inexperienced users make it possible to produce complex results with little technical knowledge. The latest of these is Video Music Box (VMB), a utility program aimed at aiding sound-track composition for multimedia and video projects. The spirit is willing, but the code is weak. VMB generates musical sequences in either SMUS or MIDI format from styles and chord progressions. Styles are form- and-feel templates that produce more or less certain genres of music (blues, jazz, rock, and so on) by following the musical outlines of the designated chord progression. You can then combine up to five of these short riffs into sound tracks for longer pieces, controlling the length, volume, and instrumentation of each. Styles, progressions, sequences, and sound tracks can all be edited, as well. You can create new styles with an included utility that converts a SMUS or MIDI sequence of up to 12 measures into a style template. The system is quite flexible, and it gives you many generation options. With experimentation, you can produce some interesting variations. The fact, however, that only Five of these can be put together into a sound track needlessly limits the music's scope and movement. You can work around this by exporting sound tracks to an external sequencing program for editing and combination. Editing style and sound-track note data is a simple matter. Each of the four JhiMjoM JwfelUdtJ Airftlbdejf Video Music Box’s sound-track parameters control screen lets you play and alter your music. Parts is color coded, and you enter or alter note-pitch and duration data by clicking and dragging. The cursor location shows precise time and pitch, so the system works quite well for what it does. The playback controls seem quirky under 2.0 on A200Qs, both from the preview panel and the edit screens. The preview panel should allow for quick and easy playback of a sequence or sound track, but this works only after you depress the play button and hold down one of the mouse buttons. The Play Screen menu item seems to have no effect. (Even the clear and thorough manual was no help here.) Without being able to hear edits as they are done, I found this whole area of the program useless, even though it is well implemented. Mercifully, it appears to work fine under 1.3. Unfortunately, I have to rate Video Music Box with a “Not Ready for Prime Time” status. Beginners will find it an interesting and simple way to generate background pieces of very limited complexity, but will soon run up against the program’s limitations. The biggest overall problem is a shortage of the features necessary to generate music that moves and changes with expression. Video Music Box is on its way, but needs much more depth to be workable. By Michael Hanish ¦ ' ' p e'V A’'V°'
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Or, you can analyze the status of the ozone layer, average planetary temperature, pollution density, and other phenomena. When your opponent’s push develops into a military shove, you can fight back with missiles, boats, planes, and an antimissile defense system. All of these features are onlv a Play city planner, environmentalist, and military commander in Global Effect. Click away, thanks to Global Effect’s polished playing interface. The program is filled with other amenities, including hard- drive support, no 011-disk copy protection, support for two human players (via serial link), and a “snooze ’ option that pauses the game and returns to Workbench. Global El feci needs one megabyte of RAM to operate, and it runs flawlessly under Ami- gaDOS 1.3 and 2.04. Continued on j). 78. Okay, now where were we? Oh, yes...just about halfway through Out of This World [Interplay, S59.95) and next to a rather deep pool of water with a new code: ICAH. GRIB NOTES By Peter Olafson Don't stand there waiting for the pool to divide. You have a little sabotage to attend to at the bottom. Dive right in, and bear left at the bottom of the main shaft. Your air supply is limited, so be quick about it no detours, OK? And use the air pocket atop the second up shaft on the left for a breather. Then head down two levels, bear right, and when the opportunity comes to hop out of the water, take it. Nail the power line, and head back the way you came. Great. You've earned the code FIEI. Exit the pool to the left; things aren't quite done on this side. Head up through one of those odd teleport floors we've been seeing and left again, and give the guard what- for. Pretty straightforward. Heading right again puts you in a little puzzle some folks have been having trouble solving. There’s a set of automatic doors here, with a fireball-chucking guard on the other side, and let's just say he doesn't want to be your best friend. Here's the trick: Set up a shield to the left side of the doors. Now step forward just enough to trigger the doors open and for the guard to unload his hot cargo, and immediately step back to the left behind the protection of your shield. The doors will close, and the fireballs will bounce back and fry the guard but good. Well, it's his own fault, isn't it? You can now head right, where you'll need to blast through the doors, and then right and up again. (Take the opportunity here to recharge your pistol.) Down and to the right from the recharging chamber, you'll come upon another rather neat puzzle: three large glass balls reflecting a guard in the chamber below. (Nope, no new code words yet.) When you see and hear the guard stop, drop to one knee and fire on the largest of the glass halls. It'll fall and flatten him. Be careful: There's only one shot here, and if you miss, you'll only get the guard ticked off. (If you're successful, you'll get to see your handiwork close up in a bit.) Head back to the left, then down and right, swim across the pool, and keep going. All hell is about to break loose. (But at least you’ve picked up another code word: LAID.) Maybe that should have been SCALD, because when you drop down one level, you'll find you've gone from the frying pan into the fire. Don’t miss a beat here: Run to the right, blast your way through the door, and keep running. It's your only protection. (Fighting is utterly fruitless.) The close-call quality of these scenes is a lot of fun. Gulp! A dead-end? Nobody said anything about a dead-end. And the guards are coming. MOMMY! Well, you've probably noticed the trap door in the ceiling. Out of your reach currently, but not with a little boost. 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P. O. BOX 17802 Milwaukee, Wl 53217 HollfiMST MQN-FRI 9am-9pm SAT 11am-5pm VISA NO CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE (i A V E PRESERVE From p. 74. A complex game, Global Effect requires a considerable investment of time and effort for victory. If you usually dive into 0 J 0 a game without even a cursory glance at the manual, you’re in for a brief and bewildering playing experience here. Read the docs several times. If you're up to the challenge. Global Effect offers an enlightened, ecologically-conscious twist on simulated world domination. Guy Spy and the Crystals of Armageddon By Peter Olafson WHEN THE GLEAM wore off the animated spectacle that was ReadySoft’s Dragon’s Lair, it turned out that the gem had a little flaw. The gameplay was limited: You simply had to hit the li rebut ton or nudge the joystick in the right direction at the right time. Fun though DL and its sequels were, they didn't reward experimentation and were the same every time you played them. So the announcement of Guy Spy and the Crystals of Armageddon (ReadySoft, $ 49.95) was greeted warmly by many as an opportunity to extend the cartoon-quality animation to a more interactive setting. Well, it’s finally here, and it's not had. Unfortunately, neither is it the greatest thing since sliced HAM. You use the joystick to guide the squinty superagent looking very ’80s in his open-armpit shirt through 13 chained scenarios in search of German archvillain Von Max: from a shootout in the Berlin railway station to a sword fight with a J O mummy in Egypt to a final fists V knife light in Max's Doomsday Tower. 0 Sounds familiar, right? Sure enough, Guy Spy is very much a descendant of the quartet of Dragon’s Lairs and Space Aces that preceded it in ways good and had. The animation recalls the fluidity of the earlier games based on the work of animator Don Bluth. The graphics are dark and moody. The music is superb. There’s certainly more variety and challenge in the gameplay here than in your average Space Ace. There’s no preordained correct path except skillful play; in that station sequence, Guy can sidestep, roll, or aim and open lire. But while he’s more fully under the player's control, the range of action is still rather limited: fighting (albeit with mul- Guy Spy is your name; counterespionage is your game. Tiple weapons), dodging, and maze-exploring in various combinations all arcadish tasks familiar from the earlier games. There's no real interaction with the environment other than using it as cover, and there are no alternate paths. (Success is one scenario leads straight into the next.) The game is a step in the right direction, hut hardly the “breakthrough in adventure gaming” claimed on the box. In some respects, it's just standing still. The four disks can’t he installed on hard disk or even hacked up within the Ami- gaDOS environment. You have to play with the originals (and a save disk). At the same time that ReadySoft is upping playability with one hand, it seems to he sacrificing it with the other. (A ReadySoft representative did reveal plans to make future releases hard-drive installable.) And the title screens are ack! Phhhpt! Among the plug- ugliest I’ve seen on any Amiga game from a company with ReadySoft’s reputation. Of course, they’re just title screens, hut they don’t exactly put you in the mood for anything beyond the art-by-lhe-yard show at the local motel. This isn’t a slam. I’m just closing the door on Guy’s toes a little hard. If the earlier games captured your heart and wrist, Continued on p. 82. CRIB NOTES From p. 74. This is freedom? It's a change of pace, anyway the perspective switching to an exterior shot of the insect head in some sort of colosse- um under fire from every direction and an inset of your hand roaming over a set of controls. Which are utterly foreign to you. Great. Actually, this is fairly simple stuff. You just need to summon the batch of controls that includes the option to fire the escape pods (the only way out of here). To do so, you'll need to push the lower of the two buttons on the initial panel (which calls up another panel), then the lowest and left-most button (which calls up yet another array), and finally the top-left button. Whoosh. You're gone. Roll credits, right? Urn, no, not quite yet, though you do now have a new code word (LFEK) to make life a bit easier. The pod crashes into what appears to be a harem, and it's definitely scared 'em. The naked ladies, that is, who scatter. The guards just go about their usual business of immolating you with extreme prejudice. You'll want to run right one screen, set up a shield to the right, and concentrate your fire on the guards to the right reinforcing the shield every few shots. (Happily, you're immune to fire from the left.) After you've downed four guards, you'll be able to run right, where your large friend shows up again. Almost there. Almost. The walkway gets shot out from under you along the way. And you fall for it. Fortunately, someone catches you. Unfortunately, it's a guard. Fortunately, he doesn't kill you. Unfortunately, he cripples you. Fortunately, your friend shows up again and starts to fight with the guard. Unfortunately, the guard beats him. And, fortunately, you've been smart enough to crawl over to the levers at the right side of the screen and to hit one when the returning guard reaches the middle of the screen. Haven't you? The resulting laser blast from the device on the ceiling removes the problem nicely, don't you think? Another pull of a lever opens an exit in the ceiling. From here, you shouldn't have much trouble finding your way to the closing animation and an oblique reference to a sequel. Code word. Nice work. 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G A M E P R E S E R V E From p. 78. You’ll find this a modest improvement. Just don’t expect the earth to move. It didn't for me. Gods By Joe DiCara FAMOUS FOR GLOSSY graphics, crisp sound effects, and blockbuster play, the Bitmap Brothers have pushed the programming limits again with Gods (.Konami, $ 39.95). An eight-way scrolling arcade challenge. Gods casts you as Hercules, who has been challenged by the gods to free a legendary city from the rulers of darkness. If successful, you will he granted immortality and a seat among the gods. A worn out scenario? Maybe, hut four action-packed levels, each complete with three unique worlds, plus a vast array of new weapons and enemies, provide the hook to keep you coming hack for more. Every level is crawling with highly detailed, smoothly animated, and very colorful enemies that get meaner as you progress. Some come straight at you; cautious ones fly arouncl dodging your shots. Scattered throughout the levels are monsters that want to steal your possessions (or kill you if you’re empty handed). You can. However, trick them into helping you obtain objects normally out of your grasp. Let a thief steal the item that you can’t reach, then kill the goon and pick up the treasure. Many such tweaks make Gods more than just another superhero monster bash. In addition to monsters, locked doors also block your passage. You obtain keys by solving the clever traps and puzzles. Occasionally, the two interact: Escaping a trap might reveal a clue to some unsolvable puzzle. Keys also open chests of valuables, with which you can purchase better weapons, potions, and health. Is Gods easy? With only three lives, you’ll he hard-pressed to outlast all the monsters, avoid the sinister traps, defeat the four super-sized guardians at the end of each level, and solve the intricate puzzles. Is Gods fun? You bet! Napoleon I: The Campaigns 1805-1814 By Jeff James FORGING THE REVOLUTIONARY fervor of earlv 19th-cen- tun* France into a military force without equal, Napoleon Bonaparte soon had the nations of Europe at his feet. You can step into his shoes with Napoleon I: The Campaigns 1805-1814 (RAW Entertainment, $ 49.95). The four included scenarios span the hulk of Napoleon’s reign as Emperor of France and Napoleon I’s strategic map lets you monitor the movements of units from France, Russia, Prussia, and Austria. Let you assume control either of his elite Grand Armee or of the allied coalition’s combined forces. The action takes place on two levels of magnification: strategic and tactical. The strategic level displays a scrollable chunk of Europe, dotted with military units, towns, roads, and major geographical features. Combat takes place on the tactical level, where vou command individual brigade-level o groups from the units. The combat system is based upon the military- formulae presented in Col. Trevor Dupuy’s hook Numbers, Predictions and War, a tome revered by wargamers for its accuracy and detail. In determining the outcome of combat, Napoleon 1 considers such variables as morale, fatigue, supply, training, leadership ability, tenacity, weather, and terrain. For armchair generals, the quick-combat option rapidly decides the victor in armed engagements. Although the game has an admirable amount of detail including a facility to resolve combat by using tabletop miniatures it has an equal share of weaknesses. The maps and unit graphics arc crudely drawn, sound is nonexistent, and the interface although supporting pull-down mentis and other amenities is cumbersome. The program operated smoothly on all Ami gas running AmigaDOS 1.3, hut ran sluggishly under 2.0. even on an A3000. Filled with interesting background information, the manual is in dire need of a few screenshots and Amiga-specific details. 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V09: 24-Blt - Conta ns Rend?-* which allows you to proof Toaster generated 24 ton animations. A so contains uMs to convert iFF's to IBM VGA Windows readable formal Also contains latest release of JPEG>IFF converter. VOB: CompuGraphlc Fonts - Contains 2 ciiparj-style loots and 4 actual typetaces lor use with WB2.04 and it's Fountain utility. Great (or desktop publishing and or video protects. VO?: SlarTrek Ob|ects - Contains the USS Rc-flant. NCC-1701D = the Enterprise from Star Trek TNG) and a Ferengi Marauder ship Also contains a tuily detailed Porsche 911 and Apache Attack Helicopter. Imagine format. V06: Modelling Objects - Contains 20 vector objects in Imagine tormat Those are perfect (O’ use with V05 or your tavonje 30 modelling program Includes Amiga 3000 space station & many more1 V05: Modelling Vertex allows you to create 3 D objects without using the abstract X. Y ana Z views Loads Scu!pt-3D-'4D. Turbo Silver. Imagine. Lightwave. GEO anc Wavcfrom formats. MagicTween will matamorphasizo any two pictures by automatically animate the 'in-between' frames. V04: Video & Anim Video DB will catalog all oi your videotapes. Slate is a sharp graphic ol a s ate tor your productions CyroUt is splits, makes and gives into about ANIMs RTAP lets you play large ANIMs on small memory machines V03: Image Utils - let VideoTooisOnTap lot you tap into the video power of your Amiga for lades, color and greybars as well as a plethora ot other indo- spensable video functions TitteGon will do protessmnai crawling titles JPEG converts JPEG-> IFF wth amazing compression imageLab pertorms special ottects on IFFs. V02: Stillstore Used to create the 'over the shoulder" graphic inserts ala the 11 00 news V01: Graphics Picbase will let you view and track ALL oi your IFF pictures over ail of those floppies! Free paint is a Deluxe-Paint workalike Agrapn is a powerful utility to produce snazzy graphs FD82; Intrepid - In the Arctic ice. You control a Link on a mission to rescue hostages in this superbly crafted Amiga arigiona! FDB1: SuperGames • Some oi fhobest games Donkey Kong is be'ter than the original with an extra lever Frantic Freddio and TrmlBiazer are both last pased arcade games Maa Bomber is tho classic game of 'Kaboom' redone with an Amiga dare All of these games are excellent1 FD80: Technoban • It you like log c puzzles, this disk is tor you1 Create your own puzzles with the built-in editor or play the many pre-made ones. Requires Fat Agnus = tMB ol Chip memory) FD79: Addams Family Quiz - They're delightfully creepy and spooky and now they're in your Amiga! Classic digitized graphics and sound samples make this a real crowd pioaser. Wait till you "talk with Cousin lit'" FD78: Potpourri ¦ Lothian is a groat Ultima-type adventure game wth great graphics. Rocky is a remake ol tho classic Boulderdash FD77: Aicade Scries • Galaga'92 is a done ol the arcade game of the same name with several gamepfay enhancements- with smooooth. Sharp graphics, it’s better than the ongionaf! Pharaohs Curse is a done oi the original C64 classic. Diplomacy is a beautifully computerized version ot the Avalon Hill board game--conquer or be conquered! Galaga requires 68020* FD76: Catacomb is a lull graphic dungeon adventure game with beautiful graphics and a very slick sconmouse driven interlace FD75: Arcade Series Dosconder is a clone ot the classic arcade game "Tempest"; complete with vectorized graphics Tanx is the classic oattle of traiedonos and inertia between two tanks incredibly well done" Search is a maze game unlike any other included is a level editor too. (Tan* requires 1 meg chip memory-Fai Agnus) FD74; Arcade Series - RmgWar Is an Outer Limits' done with vectorized graphics MotherLode is a "Lode Runner" done with 50 levels! In BlitzTanks, they're coming at you from all directions!! Call in air strikes and use your heavy artillery to survive! FD73: Arcade Series • Inirudor Alert! Is a MULT! Level Berserk" clone Fenturos smoolh gameplay, groat graphics & digitized sound fl'x, FD72: Sword ol the Warlock - This is a demo version of a great public domain graphic dungeon adventure game The adventure spans three diskettes and allows two players to go adventuring The game has a Bards Tale' feel to it Three disk set. Counts as 2 Requires 1 meg ol RAM and 2 lloppy drives or HD. FD71A&B: Star Trek: TNG Trivia Challenge ¦ So you think you know The Nexi Generation, huh? Complete wilh fantastic samp’ed sounds and digitized images, this game oven looks and sounds like a genuine Star Trek terminal! VERY thorough and compete1 Counts as 2 disks. FD7Q; SpacoGames Contains AMIGAids. >iinally! An Asteroids game that Unbeatable Value! WB119ABCDE: Font Sot This collection contains over 100 typefaces for use with Professional Page 3.0 or PageStream 2,l+. These fonts will output to any laser printer or dot-matrix printer with no jaggies, thanks to out ine font technology. Very professional looking typefaces. 5 disk set. Counts as 4. New Disks WB120: Grinder * a complete graphics conversion package that suppods GIF’s, Jpog Atari ST (Neocnrome & Degas). PCX. Targa, TIFF. NAM E and IFF tormat pctures WBI18; Amiga Beginner - You asked tor it1 A tutorial for the beginner on usmg your Amiga! Covers the Ctl and Workbench, it's great for learning about the Amiga Also contains numerous beautiful 16-co!or icons for WB 2.0 WB117: Religion - Contains Scripture Mem (aids in memonzmg verses and passages) and in Pauls Journey, you are Paul of Tarsus exploring the Mediterranean and preaching Just as Paul did Req t MB RAM WB116: Databases • This is what you've been wading tor* Contains 5 uniquely specialized diabase programs for tracking: Videotapes. CD's. Magazine Anldes. Comte Books and Trading Cardsl WB115: Torm If you have AmigaDOS 2.04 and a modem, then this is THE program for you Term totally contorms to the User Interface Style Guide lor 2 04. Has an Aroxx port, and supports all popular file transter protocols through XPR libraries. We wish all programs were written to this caliber. WB114: Fonts 4 - Contains 36 b tmap System fonts WB113: Sid II - Why pay 40 bucks far a directory utility, when this one wif! Do H all plus much more! A truly pro;essional-caiiber program. Sid 1 was Our best, now completely rewritten. Sid 2 writ undoubtedly astound you. WB112: ProductivityBusiness • Stock Analysis allows automated downloading ol stock data with full analysis capabilities (requires modem). SubStoro will altow you to log magazines and articles with full search scan-punt capabilities WB111: Cellular Automa Straght from the pages of the January 1990 issue ot Scientific American, this electronic model will allow you to simulate cellular circuits. WB110: Electronic Baby Book Immoriatize your children on your Amiga! Tracks everything about your newborn first steps, words, tooth, birthdays. X-mas. Friends, etc even space for a digitized photo! WB1Q9: VerscWlso Display, search and output The New Testament to toxt files or your printer. OD86: The Programmer ¦ Includes GadToois and REQTools which will allow you to create your user interfaces and then the program will automatically generate "C* source code or Assembly code -sav ng you countless hours ol work! Requires, and writes code tor. AmigaDOS2 04 DD85: AnalytlRIM Tis incredible program is a combination ot a powerful spreadsheet and a Relational Inlormation Manager (database) Not for the taint of head, this is a heavy-duty package1 Req 1 MB RAM. DD84; Proteus BBS - This disk contains the full blown version ot the Proteus BBS software Totally configurable & ultimately powerful. Requires a hard drive. Arexx and at least a meg of memory. DD83: IBM Not one, but TWO IBM emulators fhai will alow tho running ol MS-DOS software with Amiga programs!!’ Comes complete with programs to turn your Amiga floppy rives into 720K IBM compalable drives. DD82: Unix Conlains a w kmg demo of Mini* - a Unix workalike Mimx is system call compatabie with V7 of Unix. Takes advantage of me Amiga totally configurable with great sound and grpahics. In Cosmostruction tho object ol the game is for each Cosmostruction team to acquire the most points while construction energy ducts between the space station ard planetoids F069: MindGames - Had enough cl shoot-em up games9 Relax and let these 21 games exercise your mmd instead ot your wr.st FD6B: Potpourri Eternal Rome is a strategic simulation of the Roman Empire inducing military, d.plomatic. political, economic and social factors. Lord of Hosts is a board strategy game for 2 players. In Moonshine, you've got to get the hootch across the state line a great rolling, scrolling driving game1 FD67: Arcade • Includes Llamatroi a well done Robotrcr done. Hate s a 'Jerrilic* commercial grade Zaxxon clone with multiple evelsrworlds and Smoolh diagonal Scrolling a 10* FD64: Games - Wizzy s Quest • a ‘great' 50 level game with groat graph cs. Cubus - a 3 dimensional Tetris type game (rotate and move rn 3 d mansions) Hu5ker Du - Colors and pattern rather than shape in this Tetns esque game 5 screens and 3 levels ol difficulty Requires Fat Agnus (t Meg o! Chip) FD62: PomPom Gunner. An extremely smooth and well done World War ll gunner simulation. Requires 1 megabyte of memory. Special Product! QT1: The AG4 Package - A very complete Commodore 64 emulator. Supports any CPU and is fully compalable with WB1.3 & 2.0. This version includes a special adaptor that will allow you to connect your 64's 1541 disk drive to your parallel port of your Amiga for total emulation. Two disk set. Counts as two. Special price $ 49.95 - including hardware. Fun Disks FD5: Tactical Games BullRun - a Civil war battle game, Metro you play tho role ot a city planner. Build wisely and your system will be a success, but poor ilanning will lead lo disaster and Imandal ruin. Very very habit lorminr FD6: GAMES! - This dsk is chock full of games including; Checkers, Clue, God A new side the pieces puzzle, Jeopard An ennancec version of Risk. RushHour Surpns ngly addicting, anc SpaceWar Best desenbed as a cross between Combat Tanks and asterods. FD7: Pacman - This dsk contains several pacman type games including: PacMan87, MazMan and Zonix. FD9: Moria This nas great graphic controls, multiple spells, similar to Lam and Hack. Play time several weeks1 FD10: HackLite A dungeon adventure game Considered a must-have classic. This is the second release of this game on the Amiga. Great graphic interface Piay time several weeks1 FD11: Las Vegas and Card Games Las Vegas Craps The best Las Vegas Craps simulation every written for any computer. Contains extensive HELP features. Also Thirty One.VdeoPoker and more. FQ12A.FD12B: Star Trek, The Game • This s by far the best Star Trek game ever wntten for ary computer. It features mouse control good graphics. Digitized sound effects anc great gamepiay. Counts as 2 disks Req. 1Mb and two drives (or he). FD13: Board Games - contains multiplayer Monopoly. Dominoes. Paranoids, and others. FD14: Dungeon Master Hints and Arcade Games DM maps, spells, item bcaton. And hints and more, also on ths d'Sk. Hbail - an arkano dbreakout type game, Tnx - a Qi« type clone FD17; Educational Games - This disk includes several games for the younger members including geography, math, soence. And word games, also includes Wheel of Fcrture. FD20: Tactical Games - MecnForce(3.72); A game that simulates comoat between two or more giant, rooot-fike machines. Simple words can't begin to give you the feel of piloting a 30 - 40 fCOI tall, fire breathing earth shaking colossus that obeys your every whim FD26:Arcade Games Marde_siide is a commercial quality game similar to a Lucas game named FipeDreams. Exce'ienf playability and entertainment Mutants a small version of the same arcade game SuperBreakout is a Pong Arkarcids type game FD27: Arcade Games This disk is loaded with seme great games. Incudes. Raceorama a great racing car game with ten dfferent courses. MiniBJast a helicopter gunship type clone. Shark in the same class as froger. And Sbreakout the original breakout with more. FD29: Shoot'em up's VYWII - you're the pilot o‘ a WV7II plane flying through enemy territory, you've just been sported, good luck on you mission. SoK.ller - try and penetrate enemy lines with this game, aid Retaliator - another great game. FQ31: Games! - Air Traffic Control - a good ATC Simulation Black Jack Lab ¦ a lull featured set Of card games. ChessTel ¦ play chess with your friend in distant and remote places with this game and a modem, labyrnth - a well done text adventure game (like an intocom game), and MouseTrap ¦ a 3d maze game, FD32: Flight Simulator - An instrument fight simulator for a DC10. FD33: Arcade Games Ffreddy a Mario Brothers type of game. Gerbils a targe! Practice game. PipeLme a German interpretation of P oe Dreams, Tron a 1 ght cycles version, and Wetro ds a wonderful version ot asteroids with a hilarious twsst FD35: Omega (v 1.3) A new outstanding dungeon and outdoors adventure game in a similar vein as hack, rouge, and mora Tnis version is consider ably faster and better that all previous versions. Play lime several weeks FD37A&B:Tactical Games Empire [2 2w) This greal game comes hghly recommended. With a fui! Graphic front end FD38: Games - Cnbbage Master - A great cri&bage game and tutor. Spades
- a well done card came. ChineseCiieckers - A computer version of this classic. Puzz - a slide piece puzzle game and construction set FD39A&B: Star Trek. The New Generation This is a. completely different version of Sfar Trek lhan that lound on FD12. This ore was created by the German author Tobias. Now wilh English instructions. Excellent!!1 Counts as two disks. Requires 512k FD44: Game Mechlqht is an out of thus world role playmg adventure com parable to hack and moria. The seiting. Interplanetary colonies anc space stations. In your quest to explore the world, take time out to liberate Dad guys ot their most valuable possessions, engage in 2 mortal combat or two against robots and alien life forms, pick up a new Amiga 9000. Most of ali. Oon't forge: to stay alive. . FD49:Chaos Cheats - This disk contains an everything you wanted to know about cheat set for Chaos Strikes Back, including lull maps, spells, ooject locations. Super characters and more. FD50: Submarine Game ¦ Sealance. One and a hall years in the making, this is an outstanding submarine tactical game Commercial quality, highly recommended FD52: Classics Games PetersQuest a well done Mario brothers type of game, Jymbc a two player missile command dene, and Vstank a Tank commander game. FD53: Great Arcade - On this dsk is a wonderful implementation of the ever popular classic arcade game Defender Also contain Air Race a WWII flying ace arcade game, and Psycoblast new creation idea game. FD56: Arcade - Includes SpaceVVar. HueyRad is a well done helicopter arcade game. PoworPong's a great expanded pong game FD57: Arcade Games - Includes 2 truly commercial quality games MegaBall. An Arkanoid-sh game, features 5 musical scores, multiple levels and addicting gameplay. Gravity Attack is a psychadehc tnp through several different worlds each d stinctly different. FD58: GAMES! - Includes Stemschlag; a great Tetris clone from Germany with music Scomoat: simulate battle between up to 40 players & monsters, impenum Romanum: Battle up to 4 players for control of the Mediterranean m this Risk-esque game FD59: Game Potpourri - Xenon III is an almost exact clone of the commercial game ot the same name a great shootemup Crossword will take ksts at words & automatically generate word search puzzles lor any Epson compat able printer FD60: Games In Nebula, race over a 3d world to destroy enemy installa-
• ions. Intederon; a great Dr Marib Cione. Enigma; is it a gameor a puzzle9 FD61: Games - Solitaire; great graphics, plays two versions Kide: an interesting piece of eye cancy. Extreme Violence: 2jpiayer kill or bekiiied game. YATC: A Tetns clone w th Artiflcal Intelligence Genesis: create realist c 3d Lact.ii world:', W84:Telecommumnication • This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs designed to get you on line quickly and easily. Access
(1. 42) ¦ A very nice ANSI term program. Comm (1-34) - Latest version ot one of the best public domain communications programs ever made on the Amiga, Handshake (2.12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52 100hi02 220 WB5: Fonts 41- Several fonts (35) for tne Amiga, also included are five PageStream fonts.and ShowFont - a font display program. WB6: Fonts 2 - ShowFoni(4.0) This program allows you to quickly and painlessly view all 255 characters in a typical font. Large AmlgaDos system fqnts (many up to 56pts). WB7: Clip Art - This disk is loaded with black and white clip art. Art includes, trees, watches, tools, US and State maps, and mote. WB9: Icons - Truly a multitude ot various types and kinds Also includes icpnMiester. IconLab, and others great utilities to help generate icons. WB10: Virus Killers - The latest and best VirusX(40). Kv(2.i), and ZeroVirus III WB11: Business - Clerk(4.0). finally a full featured business accounting PD program lor the small to medium company. Incudes receivables, payables, end at month and uch mare. Workbench Disks ¦ ' _ __ * _i_,. - _ __ . Please send me the following disks: Enter disk ID (Example: DD79, FD57, WB105) ea. = S
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f. vo disks) are some of the best animations that have been created over the last three years. Several examples ol ‘Movie" type animations some with spectacular rayiraccd reality (coolroby. Watch, spgot and egg) Also several european stylo or "Demo" animation with incredible graphics and outstanding electronic music (akri ight, copursme, doc. Dps20l0, impact, and logodo mo), These truly show off the creative edge of an Amiga1 WB5Q: Animation Seven of the best european style animations or 'Demos", including • scienptic 451. Subway (a U.S. entrant, also our lavonte), Sunndo. Thrstdemo, tnight, waves, and woow. WB53: Graphics ¦ Raytracing programs generate absolutely stunning realistic looking planes, rockets, buildings..,, and surreal images often consisting cf highly polished spheres and objects C-Light is the most powerful EASY- TO-USE ot it's kind wo have seen to date. This is easily better, and more full featured, than similar commercial programs costing in the hundreds ol dollars. Also. Smovio ¦ a full loaturod video text titler similar to ProVidoo, Broadcast Titler, Great video scrolling, wipes, special effects, and more V B54: Printing This disk contains several routines to help with the chore of printing. Includes Goth c Finally a Banner printer lor the PD1 PrintStudio ¦a well implemented all-pjrpose printer-utility with a very comfortable graphic interlace and many advanced features. Lila - with ease, print ASCII tiles to a PostScript printer, and many more. V B55: Application - xCopyllf • a lull featured disk cod er. Make backups ol copy protected disks. RoadRoule ¦ find the quickest routo trom one city to another, highway description included Diary • a diary program like "Dougy W012: Disk Utilities - This great disk is loaded with wondorlul utilities to-' everything including making disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, disk and tile recovery archive and organizing, and all sons ct tile manipula tion A must have1 WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator • over 70 drfferent drivers, and it these don't do It. With PrtDrvGen you can make your own. WB15: Business • This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database, a project time management program and financial analysis (stocks) WB16: Business This disk contains an inventory manager, a loan analysis program, a great caiendanschtxfuter. A roiode* program, and pennywiso a good Cash Book' accounting tor home or olfico WB18: Word Text Processors ¦ This disk contains the best editors includes.TextPius (v2 2e) a full featured word processor. Omo(vi.35) a great programmers edtor with strong macro loatufes.ToxED(v2 8} an enhanced Emacs type editor, and a spell checker. WB22: Fonts *3 Several more great fonts. These, like the other lont disks work great with Dpaint and WYSIWYG word processors WB23: Graphics and Plotting Plot 20b) a three dimens onal mathematical function plotter. Can plot any user dot red function, BezSurf2 - produce awesome pictures ol objects one cou'd turn on a lathe, Can also map iff image tiles onto any surface that it can craw Now compatible with most 3D packages and Vscreer • makes a virtual screen anywhere, great tor DTP' WB2S.Educational On this d sk are two programs that can generate maps of d tlenng types, World Data Base uses the ClA s data base to generate detailed maps of any entered user global coordinates Also Paradox a groat demonstration of Albert Einstein General Theory of Relativity WB26: Disk Utilities 2 - Mr0achup. KwckBackup two wel done utilities to do harddisk and tioppy disk backups. Fifel ast ¦ a D nary tile editor. Labeiprintor - Disk label printer with very powerful features. WB27: NageS - 26 Patrick Nagel pictures ol beautiful women WB29: Graphics and Sound This d sk has several different Mandelbrot KAO 3'Blank Diskettes DSDD 10 Tor $ 9.20 (.92 cents ca) 25 for $ 21.25 (.85 cents ea) 50 for $ 38.50 (-77 cents ea) 100 for $ 72.00 (.72 cents ea) No shipping charge cm USA blank disk order*. Canada and Mexico add S-15 each, other foreign add S.50 each. Howard M D", Cal ¦ a calendar program. Magman - a database tailored to mamtam records on abides and publications. W857: Animation This disk nas several 'Demo' style animations. Including. Blitter. Lolly. Sun5, vertigo, vortex, and xenmorpn. V B61: Intermediate Ullllttes ¦ Includes programs to help to drasticaiy decrease Acker in interlace and hi res modes (antiflick), an Atari-st emulator. An eorom programmer, turn your amiga into an eight channel digital data analyzer o' ocilloscope. And more. WB62: Midi Utilities Several useful midi utilities including orograms to transfer to and trom several music programs to midi a rmdi sysex handler, a midi recorder wrth timebase, display mdi into, file sequence player, and a few scores WB63: Disk Utilities »3 - Several highly recommended programs to 3d m removing duplicate files from your hard drive, performing tife backups Binary editing, fes! Formating, file recovery, disk track recovery, and fO'CCC DISK VALIDATION of corrupt d sks WB66: Icons A2 Let’s of neat icons. Also, several wonderful p'ogrems that to let you create your own icons, modify and manipulate iccns and info structures WB68;Music Utilities several good utilities for the Amiga music enthusiast includes. Noisetracker - a great music creation program. Sonix2MOD ¦ converts sonix to mod files which then can bo used by noisotracker, sound- traker. And MED. SpoakorSim ¦ a speaker design tool demo. Wonder sound is an additive harmonic instrument design tool with a separate envelope des-gn window and 16 relative harmonic strength and phase angle controls WB69: Music - This d sk has over 90 minutes ol class cal and modern electronic muS'C for you Amga. WB7Q; Desk Top Pub ¦ Atop ¦ transfer Macintosh screen fonts, Mac or IBM format AFM metric files, to Arnica screen fonts and Ppage metric fries With thi$ program, open the door To the libraries of Adobe and PostScript fonts' Calendar - month templates in PageStream torm Post ¦ a full featured postscript tile display and print utility. VVB75; Music - over 100 instruments filos (.inst) and sample sound tiles ( ss) for your music programs. WB76; Applications ¦ This dsk contains Shchery a often requested knitting design program. Lotto ¦ a rather complete lottery tracking and predict on utility. SSS - this screen capture program can grao almost any screen including games. Today - a personal calender, Taro: - fortune teller, ana Grammar • grammar checker. WB79: Home & Business Accounting Includes Ckoacct ¦ tne most complete checkbook accounting program going. LCDCaic - this well dene calculator has a very large display and operates from the keyboard or mouse. Mileage maste- • monitor your automobile mileage with this mileage log. Grammar ¦ a grammar checker, and WcrkJhme - find out what lime it is in up to 50 global cities. WBQl; Great Applications • DataEasy a very easy to use. Database program Don't let the ease of use fool you. This is a very full featured database program including fed printer control 'or address labels and mail merge applications. Also includes. TypeTut a coed typing tutor. RLC a full featured label printer. Banner, a multi-font banner maker, and Budget a home accounting m a program. Highfy recommended. WB82: Animations Four full length, well done "movie" style animaitonft Including, Coyote, Jugg'erll. GhostPool & Mecnanlx 2 dsks counts as t WBB3: Computer Art this dsk has some ol the best Amiga generated computer nd that we have collected in the past 5 years. WB95: Graphics Contains several programs for manipulating 24 Bit color images (ham-e) and a ratifer nice lit image processing package. WB86: Centurian Press - An electronic newspaper - requires Am gaVision. WB88ABC: The Complete Bible - A three disk set. With tne ert re text of the New Testament and Old Testament-Kmg James version. A great utifity. Three otsk set counts as three. WB90: Rippers, Strippers and Boats For the Amiga music enthusiast this disk contains many programs desgned strip music from your favorite games and programs Also contains Drums, a very nice drum machine. This disk roqu res some knowledge of the CLI VVB93: Workbench Extras 42 Tn s disk contains the utilities that Commodore should have shipped with the Amga; VirusX4.0, Snap. Fix Disk (recover corrupt-deleted files). Disk Optimizer (floppy & hard). Machlll (screen blanker, hotkey, mouse acceL macro, clock utility), GOMF (a gunj- buster)and PrintStudkj. WB95: Checkbook Accountant 2.1 - This is definitely commercial grade: we've seen many checkbook programs and this is absolutely the besf. Full budgeting, transaction recording and report generation WB96; Dupors - Contains Xcopylil & Nib which wilt backup copy protected programs. FreeCopy removes copy protection trom several programs, and SuperDuper will crarrc-oul last AmigaDOS copies. WB9B: Business - Includes Bbasoll a n ee powerful database QtzCaic a personal or mortgage loan calculator with amortization capabilities, Loop a flowchart maker. Formmaker - design professional forms on you- Epson 10- 2500 compatible printer. WB99: Lifestyles - Includes Agene family tree program that tracks up to 600 peopte maniages'etc. Landscape is a CAD program to create gardonsAarxjscapes. Loom simulates an 8 harness fcom; expgnmenl with pattern design in an instant feedback environment. WB10t: Chemasthetlcs is a program that displays moteculos as a calotte model This kind of display contains a certain esthetic attitude, even extremely poisonous molecules tike nicotine and diox me look quite nice. WB102: Telecommunications - Contains the programs Ncomm 2.0 and VT100 298. Zmodem protocols. XPR protocol support, lull VT10O emulation. Ncomm's scop! Language is so powerful it comes with a script fife that creates a full-featured BBS system WB103: Music - Contains 12 "great" SoundtrackemMED music MOQules...complete with programmab e shuftfe player. 8 bit audio never sounded so hot’ Two disk sot counts as two WB104: Grab Bag OKA Trivia [requires AmigaVision) is a trivia game for t 2 players...add your own questions to customize the diflculty level! Sysmfo is great lor telling you hew tastslow your computer is. What boards are installed, ch pse'.s, etc. AmiGazer will plot stars in the heaven from any DD45: AREXX Programs - This cisk contains several useful arexx programs and examples, PopCLM • The latest ol a must have utility. D047: Pascal - This disk contains everything needed to program m Pascal Includes, A68k (t 2) 68000 assembler. Blink Inking software and PCG (1.0) a modest Pascal sub set compiler. DD49: C Compiler contains zcfl.01) ful'y KSR. Zcc(t.O) front end, A68k('.2) assembler, Si nk Snfcer. DD5G: Arexx 2 - a must have set of tutorials on Arexx and several useful examples and utilities lor Arexx development DD51: Circuit Analysis - Aspice (2 3) A full featured program for electric circuit analysis DD52: Scientific • Includes Elements ¦ an incredibly we l done periodic table program with source. Scientific plotting ¦ over 600k ot Lattice C source routines that can be included in your own programs DD54: Compression • This disk is loaded with all ol ne best file compression programs ard aids tor the- Amiga Many of tne programs can be used by the new user. Inc'udes Arc. Lharc. Lhwarp. Pkax. BowerPacker a must have by ail, Zip. Warp, and Zoo. A so IFFcfunch an excellent compression for IFF files. DD55: ARP - On this disk you will find the complete ArpRel3 0 release including the lull user docs the lull Developers gu de. ARP is the official AmigaDOS Resource Project (ARPi retease 1-3, ARP makes many Improvements to AmigaDOS and makes your CLI more powerful. DD57: Advanced Utilities - Msh • tiko Cross-dos, copies (ilos to and from MS-DOS. Pai-NTSC convert any pal program to NTSC and wee versa, Also several boasts for your startup-sequence. Plus 25 more programs. DD62: Basic and Xscheme Cursor - a full featured Amiga Basic compiler, soasic and ftext - several wonderful routines to help in basic programers. And Xscheme an interpreted object oriented language 0066; Programming ToolBox - Many programs to help in your development efforts (mas. For C some For basic) Includes programs to generate requesters, an Incredible spritHmaker toolbox, to great y aid compiling, convert Dpain.t brushes to C structures, a great library manager, and many more wondertul time savers! DD69:Advanced Utilities - SerNei and ParNet • Connect two Amiga's and share resources. MemMonitor • Similar to Wfrag but greatly improved. Selector - put menus on your workbench screen, and more. DD71A&B:C Compiler - This disk contains DICE, Matthew Diilon's full featured, powerful C compiler and environment system. 2 Disks, counts as 2. DD77: Fortran Contains a fjll featured Fortran77 development system. Also contains EzAsm a strongly macro dependent 68000 assembler, DD79abcd: Amiga ,!C" Tutorial - This is the most comprehensive C language Amiga orientod--set of tutorials available. Includes full working examples, source code and an incredible set ot lessons Included are full discussions and examples lor Amiga programming 4 disk set. Counts as 3. Dealer inquiries and submissions welcome. , WBI05A&B: Workbench 2.0 Extras 2 , Ithis set contain* the program* that should have been included with WB10. I
• These powerful utilities lake full advantage of ihe many new capabilities! J that are available in Workbench 2.0. J I Tool Manager - a wonderful utility to add programs to your TOOL mcnu,| I create a collection of icons on the workbench to easily launch frequently | I used programs and much more! A (rnr must have utility! !!~.4if of our I
• Amiga* rely on this utility. (See the review in AmigaWorld-May'92)l J Virus Checker - Full virus protection can he yours by simply dropping thLsj I icon in your WBStartnp drawer. , j Degradvr • gives you Uxils lu try to make niwi-2.0 happy programs work!) I Icon - Enhance Workbench's "Show All" to display over -id distinct icons I
• for different types of files (text. IFFs. Source codes, libraries etc)! | Font Editor - Creaie edit bitmap fonts with full color support!j j Screen Biankers - ala fractals and spliners and swarming bees! No mort| jbormg black screen. Colorful, interesting and highly hypnotic effects!j I Requester Enhancers - no more stale "Please Insert Volume- requesters-1
• these are animated requesters for all of the system's requesters.! |CPUBUl - speeds up text displays for owner* of 68020+ CPU's.j IsureRfboot . Add*, j safe way to reboot your computer...can greatly reduce | (disk validation errors! | I TWO DISK SET, COUNTS AS TWO I I I position on earth complete with magnitudes and constellation identification. WB105: Home Manager - This is a great all-in-one acdress cook with an autodiaier,'notepad to-do list appointment scheduler home inventory database and phone number daler. WB107A&B: Educational - Drawmap is a program that generates representations such as hemisphencal views, and orbital views ot the Earth's surface. Complete with national boundaries Screens can be printed or saved to disk as standard IFF Ides Full user-configurable online help facility. 6802Qr version included. 2 disk set, counts as 1! WB108: OctaMED This breakthrough program doubles your Amiga's sound capabil ties from 4 channels to an ear-popping 8 channels! 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You’ll be thoroughly entertained as you absorb new animation techniques and ideas. $ 24.95 AWTMAV2 The Mind’s Eye A compelling look at the creation of the universe utilizing the talents of the world’s top computer animation artists with music composed by James Reynolds. 40 minutes of powerful imagery from over 300 of the leading talents in the field, $ 19.95 AWTMME DeluxePaint IV Video Guide In easy to follow, step by step fashion you’ll explore many of ?Paint’s features to fulfill your graph ics and animation needs. Includes the new Menu Structure, Metamorphosis, HAM color mode, the new Gradients and Cycle requesters, the advanced pailette mixer and much more! $ 24.95 awtmdpi Advanced Techniques With DeluxePaint IV Learn tips and tricks for combining Dpaint’s different tools to achieve spectacular effects with professional results. Create 3D text, drop shadows, textures, cycle color animation, professional titling technique and more. $ 24.95 AWTMDP2 Call toll free 1-800-824-5499 or see your local Amiga dealer for these videos. For Customer Service or Foreign Orders please call 410-546-0180 between 8 AM - 6 PM EDT. 6K2GV Add $ 2.95 per video lor shipping and handling. California & Maryland orders add appropriate tax Make check or money order payable to: Tech Med la Video, PO Box 2151, Salisbury, MD 21802 Available in VHS. Some titles available in PAL Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. TechMedia is the licensed North American distributor of AmigaWorld Videos. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga Inc. DeluxePaint IV is a registered trademark of Electronic Arts. DeluxePaint IV Video Guide and Advanced Techniques with Oeluxe- Paint IV are products of Saddleback Graphics. The Mind's Eye is a registered trademark ol Miramar. 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Box 129 58 Noble Street -- Kutztown, PA -- 19530 The AmigaWorld ToolChest is a line of quality, low-cost software that brings many uniquely powerful programs to your Amiga. By purchasing this software you receive unmatched versatility, usability, and best of all, you support the independent Amiga developer. The *‘TC" series disks are our potpourri series of disks that are available in our money-saving and convenient subscription offer. The "TSP" series are grouped together by theme for your convenience. Keep your eyes on our new HRK" series- these exciting programs are the hottest ’‘commercial userware" programs available, full featured and fully documented. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Disks Price 314-...... ....235 20-99 .... .....3.45 12-19..... ......3.95 6-11 . 4.95 | 1-5 .... .5.95 TSP42: 3D Master Explore the wcrkf ot 3D modelling with this high-powered safTwarn Cieal© realistic raytraceb 3D images. 3D Master is perfect to get your feet wet in 3D. It wilt require some experimentation to get the most out ot it. Req i MB TSP41: Seatanco Go on patrol m your nuclear Tndem submarine and dear the seas ot the vflrmen mat pollute it A complete simulation wtITi all tactical weapons and deten srve systems TSP40AB: Star Trek Trivia Test your knowledge cl "Tho Next Generation' identity scenes, sounds, characters and much more' Two disk sot. Counts as two T5P33A0: Catacomb A weU dona graphic dungeon adventure game Discover tho secrets A treasures ot the uderground maze ana try to slay air,©! TSP38: Virus Utilities VrmsX. KjHVitus. Vitus Memory kliter VK36Q and ZlfpVrmsill will lei you sleep at night knowing your Amiga is 1000% virus-hee TSP37: ChockBook Accountant Thrs program has full budgetingtransacton record ing capabilities Thts program turns Ihe chore ot balancing your checkbook into a 2 minute treall T5P36: Anlmallon Two beautotul animations SotQQT and Walsh. Both ol these were created wilh 30 animation programs and are truly beautiful and smooth TSP35: HnckLJto This is a dungeon adventure game ol the highest magnitude an absotulety hugo wood to explore that will task even tho most hardened dungeon mpter ijt lor weeks on orxt' TSP34: MachForce Any number ot players can contest up to 24 giant robots with lasers, missiles, |ump |0ts to get you airborne to do bathe m teams against each other or against the computer tughly addxstmg’ T5P33ABCD: Complete Guide to Programming the Amiga in ~C~ This four ask. Sei teaiures tutorials, sample programs and inside tips lo the specal pfogramm ng needs ol the Amiga Four disks counts as three. TSP32: Classic Arcade Games De!endet and Missle Command-need we say moroi Descender if- a clooo of rhe dassic Tempest TSP31: DataBases Coniains all tlavors of databases Bbasoll is a highly Anuqa tizod database, Dm a Easy is anoiher powerful dalnbase MagMan Is specially designed lo liefp you reference amdes in magazines TSP30: Educatlonnl This includes WgfaPAlaBdjtA DllmMaO which draws detair.d maps ol tounines WordGafhe. Uslric Gor.ibriC:. SodJZ-an ngemous spelling challenger, FastFar.ts -evervlhino you aiways wante J to know about our Solar System TSP29ABC: King James Bible The complete text cl ttie txtie is included on Ihe. 3 drsk set (counts as 3j with printing and searching capabilities TSP23: Bitmapped Fonts This d-sk contains 67 fonts for the Amiga, all under 25 points m size a lont lor every occasion’ TSP27: Octa-MED This remarkable program doubles lie sound capabilities of your Amiga trom 4 channels ol audio to 8* Almost completely kJontrcal to MED. This is a truly romarkablo program TSP26: Directory Utilities Contains a« of the bosi pubic domain and stiarowaro lito and d sk utiMteS nv.ulablo tor Ihe Amiga, including UfilMailtn. FileMten, M2DU. £kJ imi DlfMaslftf. TSP25: SpaceGames Contains MoonBaie a very graphically detailed lunar lander game RnaoeWar-a two player (either in person or over Ihe modem) space battle Nebula is a 3D wodd you must defend definitely ccmmercal quality T5P24: Printing Utilities This dsk contains a very mce Banner maker that will use any Am aDOS font wTth fijll-coor pnnfing RobsLabpiCteatDr wiit allow easy creating ot labels lor your diskettes PnrtStudo a!rows easy pnnttrg ol text graphic images wrttr total control over page numbering lifting etc TSP23AB: Tobins Star Trek A graphic space adventure where you're the captain ot your own starship Traval through the universe, stop tf>© Romutans and Klmgons and complete your missions Two disks, counts as Two TSP22: 3D Objects This disk contains 18 dfttweni vector objects for use with Sculpt and Imagine Scum ol Ihe objects include: train engine, synthesizer keyboard Amiga 30tX). Space station TSP21: Disk Duplicators This disk contains all the best utilities to backup diskettes Included are Xcopyill and tiiS which wdl backup copy protect programs. Also includes SunerQueer wtnch >S an incredibly fast ArmgaDOS eop.er Freecc-ov will remove copy protection Irom many popular commercial programs TSP20: Board Games includes Checkers. Dominoes. Clu-e. Jeooard ard Monopc-ly Throw away your die© and tel your Amiga take care of the details, hours and hours of tamify lun1 TSP 19: PacMan Classics Contains Mazem.Tn Zonrx and PacM.anfl?- afl great nr.pte mentations ot trie ongonal arcooe dasac. TSP18: MS-DOS Emulation Contains PCTask and two shateware IBM MS Dos emulators for your Amiga Also included are utilities to allow Amiga drives to readwrit© 720K lormai MS-DOS disks--Mulfidos and MSH TSP17: Printer Drivers This disk contains over 70 printer drivers tor many popular printers TSP16: Telecommunication This disk conlams Iwo first-class modem programs, Ncon-m and Access This d-.sk is for tho beginner or expert telecommunicate*, teafur- ing all tho popular commumcaton protocols, including X Y and Z-Modem Ncomm has very advanced s-cnpI capacities for performing automated teg-ms. Downleads and uploads 3D Master featured on TSP42 TSP15: MED This disk cantams the premier muste package. MED (Muscal ED ter) It will allow you to use dg fized sound samples as your instruments and use them m your own songs Its tremendous edilrng power makes MED more of a musical word processor An oxlromoiy well-done program Many commercial software companies use this packagu to create soundtracks for Ihelr entertainment programs TSP! 4: Plotters This disk conlams several of the bor.t mathematical plotting programs available for Ihe Amiga Includes AmiaaPlol-a 3-dimensional mathemaiical function plotter (pictured) Aplot2.Q and PlotXY TSP13: Telrls Games This disk contains 5 flavors cf the classic game "Terns." Some have artificial intetligsnc© others a variety ot play-stylos sxitt levels number cl ptaye s TSP12: Clip Art This disk contains several excellem bitmapped mages tor use in Desktop Publishing or sim.tar programs. TSPt 1: Operation Desert Storm: This is a complete Hyperbook typo apol-caiion that will take you through a guided to>jr ol the recent contlct in 'ti© Gull TSP10: Frnctnis Sconerv (pictured) will create realistic fractal landscapes Genesis allows the creation ol various landscapes with user-definable levels of complexity Also included ato various Mandelbrot generators, including Tmandel Mandei Mountains and FracGen. TSP9: Utilities *1 IconMoistei an Icon editor with a complete set of editing pa nting tools. TjFormjt a disk formatting program thal will tprmat disks that AmlgaDOS went Char'.Maslsr a graphing tool that allows you to generate and save different graphs in IFF formal qr&Pp'3Q lets you visualize complex data in 3-D and save Ihe results StrnrtGwrt lets you create gadgets, text, bitmaps and window structures and the program win automagicaSy wro© the "C" source cod© for you Lab©tM,Uf»r « a very easy to use full featured label pnmer DoublePfint fasolrates printing of text Was on bc'h sides of paper TSP8: Clipart Black A White and colorful (Apart for a vorory cf needs inducing desktop publishing video People. Holiday tested, school items, scrolls, lood, monsters, hsh. Lobsters. Symbols and lots more TSP7: 30 Vector Objects 2 Books. Early American telephone barrels gun spaceships. Lamps, trombone, bogle, skateboard Lego-Rovet, remote control glider and airplane. AH objects In Sculpt formal TSP6: 30 Vector Objects 1 Lamp minor. Bed chair lire hydrant, lamp post Street lamp, street sign, traffic light, cannon, cannon supplies rose fork, spoon knile and plate All objects in Sculpt format TSP5: Games 3 CtossCjcuil is a one or two-playor art ion tog ic game that requires last reflexes. WordSvaroh will allow you to generate your own word search puzzles In DrugBoste's you rid the streets ot c-garettes alcohol pits and needles In Cihcu you try to get live X s in a row belore your opponent GolorLoflic *5 an excellent MasterMind type game TSP4: Games 2 Dvno-Wars a strategic checker-style game. Koot es assemble a bug before the compuier beats you to it Block-Buster is a colorful, well done Tetris- type game Warrior is a fun shool'em-up ndvoniuro game MrCfoMan is a graphic maze game ptayod with a joystick Battte tho computer's armies to lake over the planet in CitCQ. TSP3: Games 1 Crystal Caverns is an adventure game w.lh randomly generated worlds-you'll never trash the same wotl-1 twice1 Dqf2Dot >s .an adaptation of the classic 2 player connect the bor game PtzzaDeli very Man has you running through the sheets to get those pres to your customers TinvBatl is the- world S smallest baseball game Surround Cvges ts a high speed arcade game based on I he tight cycle races from the Disney movie Tron TSP2: Sounds Animal sounds, musical instruments and many, many more *3 sound samples in all' TSP1: Maps of USA. Canada and Europe Hi-Res IFF brushes ol all SO US States, 10 Canadian Provinces and countries m Eutope. Each map has a 30 ©xttusion ottoct with cast shadow Special Eoiiioh Toolchest Rkl: Mega Ball • This disk contains the full-retans© version ol MegaBall, complete with the level editor to create your own challenging worlds to conquer. This game is quite similar to Arkanotd and allows two players with stereo sound and 5 soundtracks! 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R. J. de Graff Win nipeg, A la n ifoba Texture in Context For the most part, I have found Amiga- World to be both informative and accurate. However, in the article “Art in an Instant” (July, p. 34), the assessment of one product was a bit off. Geoffrey Williams stated that Pro Textures’ . I Triages are useful, but look somewhat washed out.” I was confused by this state- inent until I realized that Mr. Williams claims not to be an artist, and therefore he may not have understood the proper use of these textures. In the first place, the images are not a collection of backgrounds, and if used as such, the - may indeed look “washed out” compared to a “background” package. But when used to map objects in a 3-D program, as intended, the textures add life to your renderings. They are rich in both color and depth, and show a great sense of imagination. There are few products on the market that I use as faithfully as Pro Textures. Rayvon Hartzog Sydney, Florida A500 Power Discovery I just made a momentous discovery. My Amiga 500, which I had always thought to be somewhat slow and limited... is not! All that it needed was a hard drive. What a difference that makes on your perception of how fast a computer is and whether it’s worth the money. Commodore will never succeed in selling an A500 without a hard drive against any machine that has one. But CBM could team up with Great Valley Products and make a killing. It would be an unbeatable price performance combination. Yes, Virginia, there is a home small-business market for low- cost computers like the Amiga! Mike Robinson Scottsdale, A rizona Is your directory utility dull, weak, and generally unpleasant? Do Somelhing About It! You start out with this... then you use this... Gadget nane Function Stack size _] Text colour Q Shortcut key Joutput uindou Joutput to file Jworkbench to front ? £? _5kk_
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