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Millipede Prisma3 (front)
Millipede Prisma3 (right side)
Millipede Prisma3 (back)
Millipede Prisma3 with top cover removed
Millipede Prisma3 main board
Millipede Prisma3 and podule
Millipede Prisma3 podule (top)
Millipede Prisma3 podule (bottom)
Millipede Prisma3 podule (back)
Millipede Prisma 3 Graphics system was almost the ultimate TV graphics add on for use, originally with the BBC B and later, for A300 / A400 / Risc PC series computers running RISC OS 3. The system is an 8 bit RGB 768 pixel x 574 lines interlaced display which is fully broadcast genlockable. It is supplied as an external mains powered system box, with a podule control card connected by 50 way ribbon cable. The system had a 64 bit internal graphics bus for high speed graphics processingand a Hitachi HD63484P98 9.8MHz Advanced CRFT controller, the large IC on the right of the motherboard. It has 6 MB RAM which could be used to provide up to 14 frames worth of animation.
I bought this system from Paul Middleton of Uniqueway who said that the system was one of a number used to provide graphics for the 1992 General Election coverage on BBC Wales / S4C.
The podule interface software is not compatible with RISC OS 4, though later versions of the software may be available may be available from Millipede.
I do not have any application software for the Prisma3.
I do not have any documentation for the Prisma3.
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