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is a video processing peripheral for a workstation or PC. This document
describes the model of Pandora's internal workings which is exposed
to this host computer. The host sends requests to Pandora, and receives
a reply to each one before sending the next request. Pandora can
asynchronous events to the host independently of these request-reply
interactions. Pandora and the host can also asynchronously exchange
data such as bit-map images and digitised audio.
not be a silver bullet for prior art, but it does show what experts
in the field were doing at the time, which goes towards nonobviousness.)
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Envisionment (July 1989) (found by Squirt)
Video [Amiga] (1986-1989)
True video created
by an Amiga video editing program. Files were downloadable from
their company BBS and other BBS. (found by gateway)
Audio [DOS] (1988)
program that would play back digitized words and phrases. Found
a SYSOP that still runs the BBS since 1988 to verify the validity
of the datestamp. SYSOP willing to provide expert witness testimony
Audio/Video [DOS] (1988)
Found the owner
of a file format that had audio/video capabilities. The format was
widely used and available. Owner willing to provide testimony
Audio [MAC] (1988)
of sound player that was widely used on Mac. Developer willing to
(1977 - 1978)
an experimental system in which "voice messages" were
transmitted from an originating packet voice terminal in the form
of live, compressed, packet audio over the ARPAnet to a storage
system at CCA. The audio was stored in compressed form. These voice
messages could be later be retrieved by the intended recipient connecting
to the storage system and requesting real-time playback of the stored
audio across the ARPAnet to the recipient's packet voice terminal.
The packet voice terminal was based on a PDP11 minicomputer; the
personal computers of that era were 8080's with quite limited capabilities.
Digitized Video [Amiga, DOS]
that utilized digital images to create a movie presentation. (found
Video [Amiga] (1987)
reads up to 100 images (IFF format only) and allows you to display
them rapidly in succession, producing an effect similar to animation."