Re: Difference in luma-chroma delay of C64/C128 compared to standard S-video

From: Mia Magnusson <>
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 00:09:05 +0200
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Den Sat, 2 Sep 2017 11:02:32 +0100 skrev smf <>:
> On 01/09/2017 20:51, Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> > Were there actually any SECAM outputting home computers, or were
> > they all RGB or RGBI through SCART? I wonder how/if the French
> > people used computer-generated graphics or title pages in their VHS
> > home videos. How would you record from a C64 or Amiga to SECAM VHS,
> > for example?
> The home grown computers (Thomson etc) used SCART. Imported computers 
> like the Oric and Amstrad output RGB already but anything designed 
> around composite had to be converted.
> Home movies wasn't really big in Europe in the 80's anyway. Some
> people drew title cards, others didn't bother. Eventually stand alone
> titlers came out and people used those. The Amiga didn't really catch
> on like it did in the US.

Isn't that rather due to that in the 80's many western european (and of
course all eastern european countries) had rather strict government
regulations of TV transmissions, i.e. either only state owned stations
or one or two private stations together with a few state owned
channels? But as I understand in the US there were several private
stations, enough to justify a market for Amiga in video production.

But I know for a fact that in the early 90's Amiga were used on Swedens
then only private ether broadcasted TV station (at the time we had that
private channel and two state owned channels) in one of their biggest
TV shows, "Bingolotto" (I guess that the name translates itself to
english). There is a famous clip where the host says "soon the Amiga
will come online again" after the show were delayed due to technical
problems. :)

But one station doesn't make a market...

AFAIK home produced videos in general, that actually were viewed
outside the nearest circles, caught on in the 90's when even not so
rich people could by a s-vhs camcorder and make their own movies.

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