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SuperMac VideoSpigot - no video capture, just a blank blue screen

slomacuser

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I got this SuperMac VideoSpigot card off @toples50 but looks like the card is not working. Do anybody have idea what could be wrong? The card is recognised by system and all extensions load correctly. When I first open ScreenPlay it shows a video for a second and then goes to blue screen. Everything else is working, the cables the video source is all the same and works with Rasterops 24STV card without problem.

supermac-video-spigot.jpg
 

Phipli

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Have you tried more than one source? The first thing I tried with mine didn't work. It worked with an Acorn Electron.

Gratuitous Acorn crossover for @cheesestraws

 

Unknown_K

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Unknown_K

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Q: What is the current software suite for a VideoSpigot?

A: The following is a list of current software that is needed for the VideoSpigot to function properly in supported systems: ScreenPlay v1.2.2 (application), QuickTime v1.6.x (resides in the Extensions Folder), Sound Manager v3.0 (resides in the Extensions Folder), and the Sound control panel v8.0.1 (resides in the Control Panels Folder.)

Q: Is VideoSpigot compatible with QuickTime 2.0?

A: At the time of this update, VideoSpigot software is not compatible with QuickTime 2.0. Until an update is released, we recommend the use of QuickTime 1.6.1 or 1.6.2.
 

mikes-macs

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I couldn't get mine to work with System 7. Supposidly if you put SpigotVDIG extension in the Extensions Folder it allows you to use other apps to play/capture video. Apple Video Player for one. If you take it out then the ScreenPlay App should work. That's how it worked on mine. I had better luck with System 6.0.8 though. I still used Quicktime 1.6.2 and ScreenPlay 1.2.2.
 

CircuitBored

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Are you running your monitor through internal graphics or a Nubus graphics card?

In the Q650 my Spigot works perfectly with internal graphics but it absolutely hates my BUG Pickles. After some faff with QuickTime I was able to get video input working but trying to record anything either results in a corrupt file or a complete system crash.
 

Phipli

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The ROM was an odd one, I could read it ok, but it failed the pin check in my EEPROM writer. I flashed a new one to be sure.

Have fun with it :)
 
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