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Old 27 April 2006, 06:45   #1
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An Aparently Non Existant Vidi Amiga...

Yesterday my mate Gav gave me a box full of his brothers old amiga stuff, anyway I cant sleep so ive started routing through it, most of it looks like crap, few descent mice etc and a Vidi Amiga which I can find out nothing about online:



I have a couple of standard Vidi Amiga 24RTs and aside from the black casing and label they look the same, although unlike any other Vidi Amiga I have I cannot open this unit, the two halves of the casing appear to be bonded togeather.
There is also a small label on the underside (about half the leangth of a floppy disk label) I assume this had something hand written on it but everything has been rubbed away.
I have tried this on my A1200 with the power supply from another Vidi and it does not seem to work with any of my existing VidiAmiga 12 or 24 software.
I have no box/manuals/disks for this unit

anyone know anything about this?

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Old 28 April 2006, 23:12   #2
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Guess this one might be a dead end then, Another bit for my drawer of misc hardware!
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Old 15 September 2017, 16:20   #3
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Came across this thing again today, still know nothing about it...



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Old 15 September 2017, 16:46   #4
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I have to admit, that first time I see this product. Are you sure it's not a non-working prototype of some sorts, never saw the light of day?
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There is info available about this on Amiga Resource here http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/vidi24.
The software .adf is also there.
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Old 15 September 2017, 17:51   #6
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There is info available about this on Amiga Resource here http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/vidi24.
The software .adf is also there.
Maybe you have to inspect the pics thoroughly.
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Just flick through the menu's, there's various iterations listed. If it's not there it must be a prototype!
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Old 15 September 2017, 18:29   #8
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It's not recognised by any editions of the software, I want to open it but it appears to be a sealed unit and I'm a bit worried about damaging the casing.
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try Vidi-AmigaRT+_v3.0.dms - in the zone.
orig filename on those scene images:
VIDI24PR.DMS P 523523 02-09-97 VIDI 24 RT SOFTWARE CONTROL
different size of the tool and v3.0 vs v1.10 (resource.cx)
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Old 15 September 2017, 19:09   #10
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I'll give it a go when I get home tonight
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Old 15 September 2017, 20:24   #11
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Yesterday my mate Gav gave me a box full of his brothers old amiga stuff, anyway I cant sleep so ive started routing through it, most of it looks like crap, few descent mice etc and a Vidi Amiga which I can find out nothing about online:



I have a couple of standard Vidi Amiga 24RTs and aside from the black casing and label they look the same, although unlike any other Vidi Amiga I have I cannot open this unit, the two halves of the casing appear to be bonded togeather.
I have tried this on my A1200 with the power supply from another Vidi and it does not seem to work with any of my existing VidiAmiga 12 or 24 software.
I have no box/manuals/disks for this unit

anyone know anything about this?
I had a Vidi Amiga 12 myself back in the day and it wasn't half bad. When I went looking, I was quite amazed to find an interesting webpage dedicated to Vidi Amiga digitisers here:

http://www.stone-oakvalley-studios.c...oard_index.php (main page)

http://www.stone-oakvalley-studios.c...26082014004817 (Vidi Amiga 24RT)

If you dig through the different entries you can unearth a few nice goodies, including different driver versions and a latter release of the manual in PDF.

http://www.stone-oakvalley-studios.c...iser_v2.00.pdf (Vidi Amiga RT Software Version 2.00+ manual)

http://www.stone-oakvalley-studios.c...gart_v1.02.zip (Vidi Amiga RT V1.02 software driver)

http://www.stone-oakvalley-studios.c...gart_v1.10.zip (Vidi Amiga RT V1.10 software driver)

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try Vidi-AmigaRT+_v3.0.dms - in the zone.
orig filename on those scene images:
VIDI24PR.DMS P 523523 02-09-97 VIDI 24 RT SOFTWARE CONTROL
different size of the tool and v3.0 vs v1.10 (resource.cx)
Yep, and here's a link to the Vidi Amiga RT+ V3.20 software driver. Both contain a Vidi Amiga RT2 config file, so hopefully your model is supported (fingers crossed!).

http://www.stone-oakvalley-studios.c...igart_v3.2.zip

There's even a hacked version of the V3.20 software for SECAM users!

http://aminet.net/package/gfx/misc/vidi-secam

http://www.stone-oakvalley-studios.c...29082014195028

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Yep, and here's a link to the Vidi Amiga RT+ V3.20 software
nice find
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I'll give it a go when I get home tonight
any news? does anything work now?
if so, you may capture some video with vidi, while you do some experiments with it.
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I've had no luck with it at all sadly

I'm wondering now if Phantom was correct about it being a non-working prototype or perhaps it's simply broken.
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not so good. :/

do you found a working power supply for it? those from your other vidi devices?
there are some big caps on the device, maybe they are rotten and need to be replaced.

I would try to open it. take some highres images, so we can look for some odd parts on the board.
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I have a couple of other Vidis so was using a power supply from a 24.

It looks like I'm going to have to cut it open as the black casing is completely sealed.
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I have a couple of other Vidis so was using a power supply from a 24.
ok. too bad, there are is no led or anything :/
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It looks like I'm going to have to cut it open as the black casing is completely sealed.
I could not find an image from to buttom side, so i was not sure about existing screws.
maybe some research on save opening of such glued things we should do first.

there is no visible slit/gap on the case?

#1) How to easy open laptop power supply or any other plastic glued power supply:
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Its two halves but they seem to be bonded together with something, I may hand this over to a friend to open up as I have very shaky hands.
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Its two halves but they seem to be bonded together with something, I may hand this over to a friend to open up as I have very shaky hands.
allright. show him the petrol trick, maybe it is worth a try.
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I would try to open it. take some highres images, so we can look for some odd parts on the board.
Bummer that it didn't work with the newer drivers! Yep, a peak at the insides is the next logical step. Good luck to you and your mate Mick in carefully cracking it open!
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