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Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« on: September 08, 2010, 08:38:57 AM »
September 8th, 2010

Everyone has seen the famous Revolution video that NewTek gave away for free to launch the Video Toaster but most don't know about it's sequel "Freedom". This video heralded the release of the Amiga Flyer card that gave the Video Toaster it's tapeless video editing features. This rare and relativity unknown video is now available for your viewing pleasure on openvideotoaster.org.

This video features many famous celebrities like Dick Van Dyke, Walter Wiliams (Mr Bill) and Ron Thornton promoting the Amiga Video Toaster Flyer and LightWave 3D.

It helps launch the new openvideotoaster.org that looks more modern and now fits into the same theme as DiscreetFX.com.

Open Video Toaster started in 2004 with a basic crappy looking website that did what was intended, make the source code to the Amiga Video Toaster available to Amiga fans on the web.  Here is what it looked like back then.

http://web.archive.org/web/20040523151211/www.openvideotoaster.org/

In 2007 thanks to a volunteer Tom Richardi it got a face lift and looked better.

Now in the next two weeks a new look and feel will be rolled out for the site. Most of it is already done. Unfortunately the source-code to the Amiga version of LightWave 3D was not included with the Amiga Video Toaster code. But now you have the option to buy Aladdin 4D which supports both the Amiga Video Toaster 4000 and the Flyer.

To celebrate the new site the Open Video Toaster Bonus CD will only be a 1 Euro Instant Download for a limited time. Please enjoy and spread the word. Most have never seen this unavailable video until today. We hope you like the higher tech and easier to use OVT site.

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http://www.openvideotoaster.org


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Offline kolla

Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 03:53:41 PM »
Nice video :)

Toaster and Flyer were always NTSC-only, and these days neither NTSC nor PAL make much sense anymore. Is there any work done on Toaster software to make it suited for current video resolutions?

What is the availability for old Amiga Lightwave today?
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Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 04:25:25 PM »
nice to see the guys from Area 51 - we worked with them on some projects. and Ken Wilder was president of the Toster User Group in LA

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Offline Crom00

Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 04:33:26 PM »
It'd be nice seeing all this ported to one of those $100 Android tablet thingies...
A flyer pad. Pretty cool.
 

Offline orb85750

Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 05:35:40 PM »
I hope the original promo actually had the audio more in sync than this one does.
 

Offline Pyromania

Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 11:27:18 PM »
Quote from: kolla;578358
Nice video :)

Toaster and Flyer were always NTSC-only, and these days neither NTSC nor PAL make much sense anymore. Is there any work done on Toaster software to make it suited for current video resolutions?

What is the availability for old Amiga Lightwave today?



The code could be updated to support HD or any number of other resolutions. If you need Amiga LightWave 3D eBay is your friend since it has not been sold for many many years. Or you could buy Aladdin 4D which supports both the Amiga Video Toaster and the Flyer.
 

Offline Trev

Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 01:36:25 AM »
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If you need Amiga LightWave 3D eBay is your friend since it has not been sold for many many years.

Many, many years? NewTek sent me my Video Toaster "4.3" Bundle Pack (with LightWave 5) in December 2007 (just after I bought a VT4000 from you, in fact ;-)). Did they run out?
 

Offline Plaz

Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 01:58:17 AM »
Quote from: Trev;578419
Many, many years? NewTek sent me my Video Toaster "4.3" Bundle Pack (with LightWave 5) in December 2007 (just after I bought a VT4000 from you, in fact ;-)). Did they run out?


They were getting low when I bought my 4.3 the end of 2008.

Nice video. Makes me feel bad I haven't done more with my toaster/flyer.

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Offline Pyromania

Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 02:13:50 AM »
@Trev

I'm pretty sure kolla was talking about stand alone LightWave 3D Amiga, not the one that you use that requires a Video Toaster card to function.
 

Offline Trev

Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2010, 02:37:17 AM »
I think you need a Video Toaster s/n to buy the disc, but isn't the version of LightWave included free of the dongle code? EDIT: Or am I thinking of folks patching LightWave to run it under UAE? If NewTek has finally run out of dongles as well (they were still doing repairs the last time I checked), then anyone with a legal copy of LightWave can patch it under current DMCA exemptions.

@Plaz

I don't have a Flyer, unfortunately, but I'm thinking I can be just as productive in iMovie. Of course, products like iMovie might not exist if it weren't for NewTek paving the way.
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Offline Pyromania

Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010, 02:52:00 AM »
@Trev

Or you could get a Flyer and link it to iMovie. Best of both worlds since iMovie is not a 4 input realtime production switcher. It's not a switcher at all in fact.
 

Offline Trev

Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010, 03:00:24 AM »
I'd need four things to hook to it first. ;-) That, or the Flyer would need to start magically supporting consumer digital video interconnects.
 

Offline hardlink

Re: Rare NewTek Video "Freedom"Now Available on Open Video Toaster.org
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2010, 05:24:33 PM »
Quote from: Trev;578423
I think you need a Video Toaster s/n to buy the disc, but isn't the version of LightWave included free of the dongle code?


Oh, then you need LightRave!

And if you know what that is, you belong in the 'You know you are old when ..' thread :)