Chromagnon
Video Synthesizer

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We’re proud to announce the beginning of our third generation of analogue video synthesizers with the LZX Automata series. The Automata series instruments continue the precedent set forth by Vidiot as a holistic video synthesis instrument. Beginning with our first release, Chromagnon, each device will be capable of both standalone use or immediate integration into your EuroRack modular.

  • Standalone and EuroRack out of the box. Includes an injection molded shell enclosure for standalone use. Power from EuroRack power header or any 12V DC wall wart.
  • A holistic visual instrument or core module for EuroRack video synthesis. Includes video sync generation, video input w/frame synchronizer, video output interface, complex cartesian processor and quad waveform generators.
  • Multi format visuals. Chromagnon supports several complete workflows within a simple interface: colorization, chroma keying, quadrilateral figure generation, and arbitrary raster generation for scan processing with ILDA lasers and XY displays.
  • Third generation LZX analogue circuitry. High performance discrete wideband circuitry based on a decade of incremental research and development.
  • Analog HD Video Interfaces. Video and sync generation up to 1080i60. Bring your existing LZX video synthesis system into a high resolution era.

Included Items: 52HP EuroRack module with standalone enclosure and 12V DC wall wart power adapter, lab exercise manual, 5ft composite video cable, 2x 3.5mm patch cables, 12V DC power jumper cable, EuroRack power cable, club.

Frontpanel artwork and enclosure renders are a work in progress and may change. The rear face of the instrument will also include trimmable adjustments for the XY monitor and ILDA interfaces.

Promotional painting of "Chromagnonfolk with Gary" by Jason Wayne Barnett.

Dimensions

Width, 52HP
Mounting Depth, 55mm

Video Sync

Rear RCA Sync Input Jack
Rear RCA Sync Output Jack

Power Consumption

+12V @ 1500mA

Power Entry

Rear DC Barrel Jack
Rear EuroRack 16 Pin Header

Legend

J1
J10
J11
J12
J13
J14
J15
J16
J17
J18
J19
J2
J20
J21
J22
J23
J24
J25
J26
J27
J28
J29
J3
J30
J31
J32
J33
J34
J35
J4
J5
J6
J7
J8
J9
P1
P10
P11
P12
P13
P14
P15
P16
P17
P18
P19
P2
P3
P4
P5
P6
P7
P8
P9
S1
S10
S11
S12
S13
S14
S15
S16
S17
S2
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
S9

Connectors

J1
ILDA Input
J10
X Input
J11
Y Input
J12
Key Input
J13
Motion Output
J14
Mod Distance CV Input
J15
X Position CV Input
J16
Y Position CV Input
J17
Mod Angle CV Input
J18
Edge CV Input
J19
Rotation CV Input
J2
CVBS Input
J20
Size CV Input
J21
Skew CV Input
J22
Curve CV Input
J23
X Output
J24
Y Output
J25
Shape Output
J26
H Output
J27
R Output
J28
G Output
J29
B Output
J3
Y Input
J30
V Output
J31
CVBS Output
J32
Y Output
J33
Pb Output
J34
Pr Output
J35
ILDA Output
J4
Pb Input
J5
Pr Input
J6
R Input
J7
G Input
J8
B Input
J9
Luma Output

Controls

P1
X Position
P10
Skew CV Depth
P11
Speed
P12
Mod Distance CV Depth
P13
Mod Angle CV Depth
P14
Rotation CV Depth
P15
Curve CV Depth
P16
Mod Distance
P17
Mod Angle
P18
Rotation
P19
Curve
P2
Y Position
P3
Edge
P4
Size
P5
Skew
P6
X Position CV Depth
P7
Y Position CV Depth
P8
Edge CV Depth
P9
Size CV Depth
S1
Source Select
S10
Curve Mod
S11
Mod Spin
S12
Rotation Spin
S13
HV Mode
S14
XY Mode
S15
Luma Mode
S16
Chroma Mode
S17
Composite Mode
S2
Flip
S3
Cycle
S4
Fold
S5
Split
S6
Position Mod
S7
Size Mod
S8
Edge Mod
S9
Rotation Mod