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What Are the SGI Video Devices?

By Chris Pirazzi.

The video and compression devices we may mention in the lurker's guide are:

  • vino: "Video In No Out." Built-in video inputs shipped with every Indy.
  • ev1: Video board architecture used for these products:
    • Indigo Video
    • Indy Video
    • Indy Video 601
    • Indigo2 Video
    • Galileo Video
    • Indigo2 Video for Impact (not Impact Video for Indigo2)
    For more information, see ev1 and cosmo1.
  • cosmo1: Compression board architecture used for these products:
    • Cosmo Compress for Indigo
    • Cosmo Compress for Indy
    • Cosmo Compress for Indigo2
    For more information, see ev1 and cosmo1.
  • ev3: Name used only in the Lurker's Guide to describe these video products:
    • Impact Video For Indigo2 (not Indigo2 Video for Impact)
    • Octane Digital Video
    For more information, see ev3 and cosmo2.
  • cosmo2: Compression board architecture used for these products:
    • Impact Compression For Indigo2
    • Octane Compression
    For more information, see ev3 and cosmo2.
  • sirius: The Sirius Video option supported on Onyx and Challenge machines.
  • mvp: Built-in video input and output for the O2 workstation. Also called "O2 Video." For more information, see Notes on Video Input for O2 Systems (mvp).
  • divo: Onyx2/Origin video product to replace Sirius.

The Lurker's Guide currently does not discuss Octane Personal Video, a lower cost video option for Octane.

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