Information 

Hardware

 

The video hardware comes from the 80s / 90s . Most of it comes in a pretty good condition and  looks rearly used, but please allow minor cratch marks on the enclosure ( condition can vary ). Everything we buy is from the european second hand market and is build for the PAL region. Most video enhancer like the Rusty or Carena works for NTSC too, just color corrector like Synthwave Killah works for PAL 220V only. 

To work with these you need a NTSC to PAL  and power step up converter.

 

Designs

 

Mezkalin is known for the high level of hand made designs with quallity paint. The interplay of function and design is a very important part and we take great care to a clean processing. We always try offer a large scale off different  colors,  just let us know if you are looking for something specific.

 

 

Audio reactivity/CV control

 

Audio and CV IN can be added to each model. Some have this function included, others can be added with this extra feature. 

 

Glitch Tools

 

Glitch tools are not regular effect devices. Glitches are incorrect information goes to the output (monitor). How glitches gets displayed, depends on which monitor is used, because they all "interprets" is a little different. First and for most, our gear is made to use with a CRT. A good old CRT TV delivers the most stable and beautiful glitch signals, older flat TV models can also work, but deliver different results and heavy glitch effects can lead to drop outs (blue screening).

We prefer to plug glitch gear direcly to a CRT and film it directly from the screen, so you get the best out of it. Deep glitches and Lo-Fi textures in HD or 4K quallity.

 

If you want work with flat screen TVs, projector or it goes into a PC/capture card, you often can’t get around to use an additional TBC ( Time Base Corrector )

While standalone TBC are often rare and very expensive, there are videomixer with built in TBC that makes the job for an affordable budget like the PANASONIC AVE-5 or MX12.

If you are looking for one, we also sell these along with the glitch gear.

 

 

 

 

 

Example of a signal chain:

 

digital signal to hdmi-av converter

hdmi-av converter to glitch device

glitch device to videomixer/TBC

videomixer/TBC to av-hdmi converter

av-hdmi converter / pc / flat screen

 

You're entering a large field of possibilities, when it comes to analog video and there isn't always a right or wrong, it just needs to fit to your setup.

 

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.