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Beeb Video Digitiser


The Watford Beeb Video Digitiser converts an image from a camera into a graphics screen on the BBC Micro. It uses the full graphics capability of the BBC Micro in modes 0, 1 or 2. The video source can be a camera, video recorder or television and is connected via the video output socket at the back. The controlling software is in a sideways ROM.

The features offered include:

Adding of pictures or written text to typed documents
Unattended recording of scientific data
Entry of real images into graphics programs
Generation of computer images
Slow scan television: sending images via a modem or radio
Input from any video 1v video source
Full resolution in modes 0, 1 or 2
1.6 seconds scan time
Up to 8 grey levels
Connects to user port
Serial number M1107255

The Watford Electronics Beeb Video Digitiser Operations Manual is available at http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/docs/Watford/WE_BeebVideoDigitiserOM.pdf

Date : 1983

Manufacturer : Watford Electronics

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH30958. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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