"Set adapter settings" is unavailable on MCA.
The 4 pin DIN auxiliary connector [S-VHS or Y-C] always
shows the current AM/II video output in the currently selected video standard.
I found it a challenge to use OS/2, because only the resolution and colors
are shown, but NOT the refresh rate.
Note: If you use the XGA-2 under
Warp or OS/2, refer to these DMQS
screen resolutions on Peter's site in order to identify combinations
that will use the correct resolution and refresh rates.
Supported Resolutions: [Base Video]
640 x 480 (60Hz) Normal 640x480 interlaced VGA / XGA1 / XGA2
640 x 480 (72Hz) VESA 640x480 non-interlaced VGA / XGA2?
640 x 480 (75Hz) IBM 640x480 non-interlaced XGA2
1024 x 768 (43.5Hz) High res 1024x768 interlaced XGA1 w/1MB, XGA2
Supported Resolutions: [AM/2 video cable output connector]
NTSC US TV standard. (Never The Same Color?)
PAL European TV standard.
640 x 480 (60Hz) Normal 640x480 interlaced resolution display.
640 x 480 (72Hz) VESA 640x480 non-interlaced resolution display.
640 x 480 (75Hz) IBM 640x480 non-interlaced resolution display.
1024 x 768 (43.5Hz) High res 1024x768 interlaced resolution display.
NTSC and PAL are for TV, VCR, or studio monitors.
This adjusts position of AM/II video output with respect
to Base Video (VGA or XGA) output.
- Horizontal: Negative moves AM/II output left, positive
moves it right.
- Vertical: Negative moves AM/II output up,
positive moves it down.
Attach Video Source to ActionMedia/2
Plug the S-VHS cable into the FlexCam, the other end to
the S-VHS to YC adapter (use FRU 69F9736 from ebay), plug the S-VHS to
YC adapter into the 8 pin DIN video cable (red wire to red wire, green
wire to green wire), video cable into 8 pin DIN receptacle on AM/2. Don't
try using the S-VHS receptacle on the AM/2 for any video input, it's an
OS/2 sucks trying to find out the refresh rates, so I used
my LCD to find that in this configuration, 640x480x64k is at 72.9Hz, so
I used the 640x480 72Hz VESA screen setting. I used the Composite video,
I think, instead of YC. For XGA-2 users, check the DMQS screen resolutions
HERE to see
if the monitor.resolution/colors/refresh are supported by the AM/2. OS/2
does not show refresh... Why, I don't know.
Some contrast problems, but it does work. For the capture
application "Stills Capture" window size, use Alt-F10 to make the window
full sized. To size the capture window to match the video source, click
on the left upper corner of the Capture utility window. Choose "Natural
Size" and it will resize the window to match the video source.
Audio Settings Menu
- Default volumes for each stereo playback channels (0% to 100%)
- Signal level of any audio input device (microphone or CD player).
Capture Settings Menu
Video capture source
None No capture source
Composite VCR/camera, 4-pin DIN
YC S-VIDEO VCRs/cameras
RGB, sync on green Vidcams/cards (3 BNC)
RGB, separate sync Vidcams/cards (5 BNC)
When you select the capture source, you must tell AM/II
what video standard is being used.
- PAL: A common TV standard used in Europe
- NTSC: A common TV standard used in the US
Ed. 4-pin DIN or "composite input 1" is the
connector next to the HDD15.
Whichever capture source you select, you must
also specify the video standard being output by the capture source, using
the Video Standard options, and whether or not is a video tape player (VCR),
using the Device Type options.