Originally Posted by lordsmurf
Interesting! What was used to capture video? Does it only work in OS9?
Thanks for sharing.
Yes, it only have MacOS 9 software. OS X does support its video out capabilities though. ATI provided its own ATI TV software for viewing and capturing video. The capture portion may have also been exposed via a Quicktime driver to get video into something like Final Cut Pro. The card itself had an arrangement similar to my Matrox card in that the TV tuner was in an outboard box with all the inputs and outputs. I have the box, but not the (relatively standard) 9-pin DIN cable that connects it to the computer. The manual states it can do 320x240 @ 30fps capture, but its likely a limit of the machines from that time period, not the capture chip.
Odd that it came in this beige PowerMac G3, the machine also came with Apple's "Wings" AV personality card that added video capture and output to the motherboard. Eventually I'll get samples up on the big videohelp capture comparison thread. I also have a few older Powermac 8600s that came with video capture and output built into the motherboard that I can try.