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What Are the SGI Video Devices

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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 consult this page: 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 consult this page: 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 consult this page: ev3 and cosmo2

  • cosmo2: Compression board architecture used for these products:
    • Impact Compression For Indigo2
    • Octane Compression

    For more information consult this page: 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 consult this page: Notes on Video Input for O2 Systems (mvp)
  • divo: Next-Generation high-end video product to replace Sirius. Announced but not yet shipping.

The Lurker's Guide currently does not discuss Octane Personal Video, an

announced but unreleased lower cost video option for Octane.