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Offline Pentad

Commodore Tour Video
« on: April 15, 2013, 04:42:36 AM »
I was stumbling around on YouTube today and came across this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvUE6aLJRF4


It is a walking tour of Commodore by Dan Schein and shows Commodore when they were still operational.  It was shot for the Amiga Developer's Conference so it is mostly about CATS and related but it is interesting.

Now, I apologize if others have seen this but some how I missed it.  I thought it was fascinating because the only other video of Commodore I have is the Death Bed Vigil.

I just found it fascinating...

Enjoy!
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Offline Matt_H

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 06:19:36 PM »
Nice find, thanks! I was not aware of this. Will watch later :)
 

Offline TheBilgeRat

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 06:33:59 PM »
Wow - sounds like Rich McIntyre wasn't so keen on his Amiga: "Can you guys make it compatible please?"
 

Offline Jpan1

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 07:33:30 PM »
Looks like Michael Moore got to Commodore HQ before he got to Bush...
 

Offline ajlwalker

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 08:58:40 PM »
Years ago when I was still on dial up I came across a video (not on youtube) of a Commodore factory producing C64s. Since I was on dial up I bookmarked it for the day I had more bandwidth.

Well I never found that bookmark again, and I've never found the video again.

My memory tells me the video was of a German factory, and the video was hosted on an Italian website. I'd love to watch it if anyone knows what I am referring to or are able to find it themselves.
 

Offline Domi73

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 09:33:55 PM »
Thanks for sharing ;)
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 12:11:10 AM »
In the video, Jeff Porter mentions a board called the 2350 PVA. I don't think that ever made it out the door. Does anyone know what a PVA would have been in 1988? It has something to do with video.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2013, 12:13:56 AM by Matt_H »
 

Offline nicholas

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 05:41:14 AM »
Fantastic find, thanks for sharing! :)
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Offline mingle

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013, 09:56:57 AM »
Great video - worth viewing if for no other reason than to see Dotty's monolithic hair-do!
 

Offline psxphill

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2013, 11:52:22 AM »
Quote from: Matt_H;732103
In the video, Jeff Porter mentions a board called the 2350 PVA. I don't think that ever made it out the door. Does anyone know what a PVA would have been in 1988? It has something to do with video.

You can find some info about it if you google for: commodore a2350 pva
 
A brochure in german http://www.richardlagendijk.nl/cip/brochure/item/amiga_a2350_01/en
 
From info issue 21
 
A2350 Professional Video Adapter.
This board set occupies the A2000
video slot plus one of the internal Zorro
11 slots. It is essentially a digital video
effects studio, similar in its claimed ca-
pabilities to NewTek's Video Toaster, It
genlocks, and freczeframes and
framegrabs in 1/60 second. There are 2
RCA composite inputs, and one RCA
composite and one RGB output.
Switching and effects are all under soft-
ware control.
 
It looks like they killed the product when the Video Toaster was launched.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2013, 11:58:18 AM by psxphill »
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2013, 03:55:42 AM »
@ psxphil

Thanks for the info. I wonder if this thing is actually the prototype - a hacked up 2300.
 

Offline RobertB

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2013, 11:17:37 PM »
Interesting video.  I hope those good people at CBM found employment when the company folded.

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
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Offline paul1981

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2013, 12:37:57 PM »
I really enjoyed this. Thanks a lot!
 

Offline mrmoonlight

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2013, 06:24:45 AM »
I too really enjoyed this video but was rather surprised at the lack of things to say and how laid back it all seems ,after all give a uk personal a mic and point a camera in his face and they would talk you under the table ,or bore you to death lol .
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Offline mechy

Re: Commodore Tour Video
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 06:36:35 PM »
Quote from: ajlwalker;732091
Years ago when I was still on dial up I came across a video (not on youtube) of a Commodore factory producing C64s. Since I was on dial up I bookmarked it for the day I had more bandwidth.

Well I never found that bookmark again, and I've never found the video again.

My memory tells me the video was of a German factory, and the video was hosted on an Italian website. I'd love to watch it if anyone knows what I am referring to or are able to find it themselves.

is this the video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-69Vhf1FMnM&list=FLNDDTPOTozSuFdoiK9hynHg&index=19

They show the actual building of the commodore chips at MOS technologies factory and such.
its all in german but well worth watching, the cool parts are later into the video.
Some good stuff on how the old hmos nmos process chips were made.