Video Toaster 4000

All 45 installation disks

The Toaster 4000 is a newer version of the popular Toaster 2000 which is better suited for installation in an A4000s video slot. The Video Toaster is an extremely powerful piece of kit and helped make the Amiga famous in video production circles. An Amiga with a Video Toaster was capable of producing effects comparable to dedicated systems costing many times as much. The Video Toaster helped produce many TV programs and films including Babylon 5, Seaquest DSV and Terminator II. The Video Toaster contains a genlock with a 24bit display framebuffer and video capture facilities. Unfortunately the Video Toaster is NTSC only and a PAL version, although considered was never made.


1 x Multipin Video Connector (used for 3rd party addons to access video signals)
4 x BNC NTSC Video Inputs, Channels 1 -4
2 x BNC NTSC Video Outputs (1 preview, 1 program)

General Features

4 Input Switcher
Preview and Program outputs
Dual Frame Stores
24bit, 8 fields realtime frame capture
Character Generation
Realtime transitional effects including Dissolve, 2-D Wipes, Colour Amimation Wipes, Covers, Slides, Oragnic Effects, Digital Effects
Audio Effects
24 bit painting
3D Renderwing with Lightwave 3D
Arexx Control
Chroma Effects
Colour Correction

This board can also be used in an A2000 and A3000, including related models. However without the AGA video slots, some features are not available. In order to use the Video Toaster it is recommended that you have at least an 030@25Mhz, RGB Monitor, Composite Monitor, 2 Composite Monitors for preview and program, 10MB RAM (2MB Chip + 8MB Fast) and video signals must be time base corrected.

Thanks to Ed Joseph, CLS2086 and Dominik S.