Quantel Paintbox, et cetera.

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Anonymous

Hello,

   I was watching a demonstration of Quantel's Paintbox, but I was unable to find any for sale. I'm assuming if I came across one, then it would be extremely expensive. Are there any other dedicated graphics generators from the 80's/90's that you can still find on eBay? I'm not interested in anything involving Windows or Adobe. I'm looking to do on screen hand drawn graphics, animation, wireframe, et cetera. Any help is very much appreciated!

If you have five spare minutes, then here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwO4LP0wLbY

Regards,
Demeter

DAVE M
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Re: Quantel Paintbox, et cetera.

you could investigate Amiga driven software through a genlock to give you a similar effect.

 I chucked out loads of old kit around 3-4 years ago.

it only has value to those who NEED it, and the availability of spares if something goes wrong is marginal.

I bought loads of the amiga stuff from Martin at Zen computing in manchester, who are still going AFAIK but doubt they have anything that old.

DemeterOphelia (not verified)
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Thanks, Dave. I've looked into it and it seems like exactly what I was looking for. In your experience, is the Commodore 500 perfectly capable, or would I need to look into the 600, 1000, 2000, et cetera?

DemeterOphelia (not verified)
Re: Quantel Paintbox, et cetera.

I guess my previous response didn't go through. Anyways, thank you, Dave. I think an Amiga with Deluxe Paint, Proton Paint, and a Summagraphics tablet will be perfect. Do you think the 500 would be sufficient, or would you suggest a higher model?

DAVE M
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We used to use an Amiga 500 at first but eventually used quite a few 1200's with some kind of accelerator boards inside.
It  was along time ago!

didn't do any paint pro type stuff but we ran  a Zen written subtitling system that was brilliant, plus an "autocue"

I can't even remember the titling package that we used.

protitler? something like that

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We used various flavours of Amiga's, right up to a A4000 with a Rendale Genlock, seem to remember a very good titling package called "Video Studio" also had deluxe paint! The rest have disappeared through the mists of time. We also had a Syntronix "Editman" that would pull in Amiga generated GFX and Anims, the guy who ran Syntronix I think was called Jerry Jara but we won`t discus him :-(

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DemeterOphelia (not verified)
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Which genlock would be useful with the 500? Thank you for any help.

Barry Hunter
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A Rendale one!

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DemeterOphelia (not verified)
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I think they're a little more rare to come by. It looks like the SuperGen SX goes for under $20 when you can find them on eBay.

DAVE M
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I used only Rendales.

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Yes, the Paintboxes are incredibly rare.  I have what is believed to be the last surviving, complete 7001 from the bbc.  It's actually the one that worked on Dr Who but even that is not fully working after over 12 months of work lol.  As for value, well as they say, if you have to ask............. lol  You can see the work that's been done on mine on my youtube channel (RetroGamerVX)    Regards,  Steve