Originally Posted by pipdixel
Gawd, a sync generator. I recall having to buy one of those along with blackburst to do my toaster video editing......yack
BTW , I have an SGI O2 sitting in my garage, anything I do do with the thing these days
Thats the way it was back in the day. With a system that had a single 40MB hard drive you rarely rendered to disk unless you had Bournoulli disks, CDC drives, or a Winchester drive.The solution for most folks was to render hot to tape.That required sync, ecoders, decoders, transcoders, etc. In our case we rendered to 1 inch tape.
I used Sgi until about 2006. And I am nostalgic about that. We had Octane 2 and Onyxs, and while they were very slow cpu wise, I've yet to experience the networking and data access ease of use on the PC that we had when everything was IRIX and SUN. I was in broadcast TV before 3D so the whole genlock/blackburst/sync thing never bothered me.