An obscure and rare item found on Ebay February 2011. I needed a genlock and found this as advertised. But Google didn't bring back many results for it and about the only hits that were effective was to the Big Book of Amiga Hardware, again listed as a Genlock.
My page here exists to see that error corrected!
It is *NOT* an genlock. It is a Framegrabber / Digitizer / Framestore device. SuperPic is the Framegrabber / Digitizer AND a genlock into one unit.
The "ColourPic" was cheaper and without the genlock. Both the "SuperPic" and "ColourPic Plus" had genlock apparantly. So. Statement said and Google will pick it up. It was manufactured by "JCL Business Systems" probably somewhere in 1989-1991. On my model, specifically the RF box it do say HongKong 8926D. Which stands probably for 1989, week 26.
To provide all the details I can manage to track down from internet and my own archives (Aminet SET CD's, random disks, magazines etc.) I'll post everything I find on my webpage. Useful for those out there that also finds or has this obscure and seldom reviewed item. When I find some reviews or advertisement, hopefully manual and software it will be posted here too for archival purposes.
I received this item without any power supply, manual or disks. I managed to find a AC 19VAC supply however and it did power on with +4 extra volts, probably not a problem. Having no technical data, reviews or manuals of this item it is very hard to figure out how to use it. Since there existed no good photos of this on the internet, I shall provide a full set of pictures here in high res. Enjoy!
This projects also shows how you can find stuff on internet if you really spend time digging into a wealth of information. It took me about 1 week of heavy searching through internet, lists, adf disk images, text inside adf disk images, pdf manuals, pdf magazines and my entire collection of Fish, Aminet and several thousands of other Amiga related disks!
All high-res pictures linked at the bottom is taken by me. You may use them for whatever reason you want. No problem for me.