ActionMedia/2 Configuration under OS/2 or Warp Installing the ActionMedia under Warp 4

ActionMedia/2 Configuration under OS/2 or Warp Installing the ActionMedia under Warp 4

Post by Louis Ohla » Fri, 22 Dec 2006 03:22:14


AM/2 Kernal Device Driver loaded sucessfully. AM/2 Utilities folder now
on desktop. One item in folder, AM/2 Configuration program.

AM/2 Configuration program:
File, Configuration, Help [!]

Configuration:
IO Base Address
VRAM Window
AM/2 Video Cable Installed? Y/N
Display Alignment
Horizontal and Vertical
System Monitor
640x480 @ 60 Hz (Standard)
640x480 @ 72Hz (VESA)
640x480 @ 75Hz (IBM)
1024x768 @ 43.5Hz
DVI Monitor
NTSC (Studio monitor)
PAL (ditto)
640x480 @ 60 Hz (Standard)
640x480 @ 72Hz (VESA)
640x480 @ 75Hz (IBM)
1024x768 @ 43.5Hz
Left Channel (0-100%)
Right Channel (0%-100%)
Input device (it lets you choose only one)
Microphone
Line
Microphone
Capture Source
None
Composite (VCR or camera on Comp Input 1 on AM/2)
YC (S-Video)
RGB with Sync on Green (Video cam)
RGB with Separate Sync (Video cam)
Video Standard
PAL or NTSC
Device Type
VCR or "Not a VCR"
 
 
 

ActionMedia/2 Configuration under OS/2 or Warp Installing the ActionMedia under Warp 4

Post by Louis Ohla » Fri, 22 Dec 2006 03:32:23

umber of Displays Supported:
o Main system display - on-planar or Base Video card.
o Seperate display - AM/II Display Adapter HDD-15.
o A TV or VCR - auxiliary video (YC) output of AM/II.

Use BVE Video: The Base Video is passed over the BVE / AVE connectors
on the microchannel bus. This method [called Digital Keying] is not
preferred because the Base Video is limited to 256 colors [BVE / AVE can
only pass 8 bits].
Use overlay video cable: Allows the AM/II output to be mixed onto the
base video [requires the Y cable]. This method [called Analog Keying] is
recommended since it allows the base video to use >256 colors.

The auxiliary connector always shows the current AM/II video output,
in the currently selected video standard.

System Monitor Supported Resolutions: [Base Video]
640 x 480 (60Hz) Normal 640x480 interlaced VGA / XGA1 / XGA2
640 x 480 (72Hz) VESA 640x480 non-interlaced VGA / XGA2?
640 x 480 (75Hz) IBM 640x480 non-interlaced XGA2
1024 x 768 (43.5Hz) High res 1024x768 interlaced XGA1 w/1MB, XGA2

DVI Monitor Supported Resolutions: [AM/2 video cable output connector]
NTSC US TV standard. (Never The Same Color?)
PAL European TV standard.
640 x 480 (60Hz) Normal 640x480 interlaced resolution display.
640 x 480 (72Hz) VESA 640x480 non-interlaced resolution display.
640 x 480 (75Hz) IBM 640x480 non-interlaced resolution display.
1024 x 768 (43.5Hz) High res 1024x768 interlaced resolution display.

The (YC) video output connector always outputs a TV signal with the
AM/II output regardless of the DVI Monitor choice [ed. SWAG... YMMD...]

Display Alignment: adjusts position of AM/II video output with respect
to Base Video (VGA or XGA) output.
Horizontal: Negative moves AM/II output left, positive moves it right.
Vertical: Negative moves AM/II output up, positive moves it down.

AM/II audio settings.
o Default volumes for each stereo playback channels (0% to 100%)
o Signal level of any audio input device (microphone or CD player).

Video capture source.
None No capture source present.
Composite VCR or camera, on AM/II comp. input 1
YC S-VIDEO device VCRs and cameras use this format.
RGB w/ sync on green Video cameras and video cards (3 BNC cables)
RGB w/ separate sync Video cameras and video cards (5 BNC cables)

When you have selected the capture source, you must tell AM/II what
video standard is
being used. The choices are:
PAL A common TV standard used in Europe.
NTSC A common TV standard used in the US. (Never The Same Color?)

Whichever capture source you select, you must also specify the
video standard being output by the capture source, using the Video
Standard options, and whether or not is a video tape player (VCR), using
the Device Type options.

Louis Ohland wrote: