Famicom Titler: A $400 NES That Edits Videos | Nostalgia Nerd

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Costing 43,000 Yen, or roughly $400 at the time (now approximately $800), this is the Sharp Famicom Titler. An NES/Famicom combined with a Genlock system, so that you can edit videos, or combine other input sources, 1989 STYLE.



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I'm not entirely sure why I say "Epic Pinball". It's clearly "Psycho Pinball". I guess I just love DOS games.

Author — Nostalgia Nerd

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It would be a heck of a fun to get like 8 of those machines, daisy chain em and run gradius on all the machines at once.

Author — Dan Loup

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The device is so strange I am left unable to render a coherent comment

Author — Greg McCarthy

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Plugging a Sega into a Nintendo seems vaguely perverted...

Author — hangonsnoop

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I’m kind of amazed there was no VHS/famicom hybrid game that ran on a timer system.

Author — GodsBurden

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Perhaps the NES hardware was used to control the genlock hardware and they figured. “why not stick cart slot on”

Author — FennecTECH

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Forget the PS2 with its DVD player; this is a real home media convenience package.

Author — tehFoxx0rz

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It's for the person in the extended family that edits wedding videos I'd assume.

Author — Zorbeltuss

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Where are the compliments for redrawing the Nostalgia Nerd Logo with a D-pad? Great Job!

Author — Sloppy Toons

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Sharp was really in love with Nintendo back in the 80s.

Author — Ravyn

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You know what, that's actually the first good use of the Famicom controller 2 microphone I've seen.

Author — Timmy Dirtyrat

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This is something like Alan Sugar would want to

Author — Edward Byard

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I can't wait to see the next episode, where our friends at Sharp combine a Famicom with a toaster.

Author — Steve Lovelace

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I think it could've been used in trade shows to point things out and to put text and animations while demoing a game.

Author — Pizza Cade

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Perhaps they were planning additional cartridges for different purposes? That would have been great for producing eg company videos.

Author — Informative

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Young whippersnapper doesn't realize that a Titler was an isolated task in TV production studios, and that Japanese didn't exactly use Amigas for their video editing due to an intense case of Not-Invented-Here syndrome.

Author — Global Medicinal Marijuana

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When you mentioned Friday Market quality video, I immediately thought of that "Pirate Videos: Daylight Robbery" public information film that used to play at the beginning of UK VHS tapes in the 90's.

Author — doublecontralto

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They made it for future speed runners, so they can play the game and record it and high-quality.

Author — George Anderson

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They asked Alan Sugar if he had any more bizarre tech mashup ideas.

Author — jaxtraw

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Sharp made a lot of interesting Famicom hardware. The red version of the Sharp TwinFami is still my favorite incarnation of the Famicom. <3

Author — Bakamoichigei