Hook your Apple/Mac to your TV, VCR/DVD player and record everything on your monitor.

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With this equipment you can record everything on your monitor. It's great for presentations or video art. I have brandnew Apple multi media adapters for Apple/Mac computers. Box includes Video Converter, Necessary Cables, Power Adapter, Software and Users Guide. I am asking $20.00 +$8.00 shipping

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video converter

Will this work on an iBook clamshell?

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no it won't

work on the iBook. This is for Old-World pre-G3 desktop Macintosh's. I fits in an internal Proprietary slot. It also will not any PowerBooks, even the Old-world one's. Old-World mac's are 604ev Processors and earlier.

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Not to bicker . . .

. . . I thought the definition of "Old World" by Apple meant a machine that isn't USB native. There are Old World G3s. The beige desktop is a perfect example.

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Furthermore,

AFAIK, it doesn't work on just any pre-G3 Mac. Like the seller stated this is for Macs with a proprieatary slot for it. I think this is for 6400/6500 and some other Performa models (some of the 63XX or 6200 maybe?).

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That TV thang

Hey,

It looks like there's some confusion between the Apple tuner card for the 6200-type machines and the Apple Presentation System. This:

http://www.welovemacs.com/presentation.html

is not the TV tuner card which I had on a 6200. Unfortunately, google.com/mac.html does spit much else up.

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It's just a Mac monitor signa

It's just a Mac monitor signal (keep forgetting what the old Apple monitor connections are called) to video adapter. The adapter itself is made by Focus. The screen squeeze software that site mentions changes the display on your monitor to match a TV aspect ratio so that bits aren't cut off.

I found mine was handy to record quick videos for class presentations. Then it became common for schools to have projectors with a computer hooked right up, and Powerpoint could do the same job. It's a fun toy.

It's not a TV Tuner for your computer.

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Video converter

This converter is not an expansion card, but an external device that can be used on any Apple computer with a video out port. It is simply a device that converts and transfers computer imaging to TV or VCR/DVD. The device has both RCA jacks and S-Video out jacks.
Additionally this self powered device also has image swithes that control vertical shift, horozontal squeeze, flicker filtering, image stabalizer, Apple CPU adjuatment.
This technology was originally developed for Macintosh, Power Mac and Powerbook. It should work fine on any Apple computer with a video out port.
What this device is not, is a video capture device. In other words it does not capture video images from Cable or TV Antenna's to display on the computer. This device works only the other way around.

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Video yes it will

this device will work on a Powerbook, it was made for the PowerBook originally. This device is not an expansion card. There is no internal requirements that must be met before this device can be used. You only need a video out port for Mac or Apple.

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sorry i jumped to conclusions

I Thought that was how it worked. I should've taken a closer look. My apologies. the problem with hooking it up to the more modern macs is that you would need an adapter to go from VGA to DB-15 (I think that is the correct code for apple's Monitor connector) In all, you might as well get the correct adapter for the newer machine. For the iBook (it will have to be the SE) you can get a Composite out that fits into the stereo out of the iBook. It has to be a special plug. the way the plug works is that it looks like a headphone jack, but is a little bit longer and has 1 extra contact on it. So to use it on an iBook, it would be better getting the correct adapter

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I used to own one of those an

I used to own one of those and it definitely wasn't self powered.

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This one is

This model I have is self powered and comes with a power adapter

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Conversion Adapters

I do not have display adapters for the latest Apple monitors, I do however have Applevision display adapter cables. These will work fine with the video presentation adapters.AGP to DVI if you happen to have a DVI monitor.

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Any left? Will these output

Any left? Will these output PAL as well as NTSC?

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Will they out put?

I think the following will help answer your question:

NTSC:
Short for National Television System Committee. The NTSC is responsible for setting television and video standards in the United States (in Europe and the rest of the world, the dominant television standards are PAL and SECAM). The NTSC standard for television defines a composite video signal with a refresh rate of 60 half-frames (interlaced) per second. Each frame contains 525 lines and can contain 16 million different colors.
The NTSC standard is incompatible with most computer video standards, which generally use RGB video signals. However, you can insert special video adapters into your computer that convert NTSC signals into computer video signals and vice versa.

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Oh by the way....

Yes, I have a few left.

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Re: Any left? Will these output

DrBunsen wrote:

Any left? Will these output PAL as well as NTSC?

I was asking about these:

SPIRITGLOVE wrote:

... an external device that can be used on any Apple computer with a video out port. ... The device has both RCA jacks and S-Video out jacks. ... It should work fine on any Apple computer with a video out port.

... and whether they were switchable (in soft- or hardware) between PAL and NTSC. I know the difference between the two formats and RGB/VGA, thanks

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PAL or NTSC

These devices are made for use in Central and North America. These regions are predominately NTSC. So they are NTSC compliant. They were not made for use in Europe were you will find the PAL format, so if you intend to use this device in Europe it probably will not work. In China and Japan, both NTSC and PAL are used so it may work for you there. Sorry it took so long to get back to you about this, I have been very busy and did not have time to do the research.

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Works with Apple ][ GS?

Does the Apple Presentation System work with the Apple2 GS? It seems like it should, but it'd be nice to know before I buy one.

I recently bought an Apple II GS at Goodwill, but don't have an analog RGB monitor for it. Although the GS has a standard DB15 RGB output, its 15kHz horizontal sync is too low for modern Macintosh monitors.

The GS also has built-in composite video, but it looks pretty grotty; I'd much rather use S-Video. (According to "VideoTurtle" advertisements, an S-Video TV is superior to the monitor that came with the GS; unfortunately, you can't buy a VideoTurtle these days).

So, can the Apple Presentation System sync to a 15kHz signal?

Thanks,

--B9