Chapter 3. Configuring the video output

Pressing the TV icon or pressing ALT + 1 on Windows and Linux or CMD + 1 in MacOs we will access the video configuration panel

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Preconfigured settings

Using the "presets" dropdown You can choose between the different preset settings.

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The different preconfigured settings are:

  • LCD-HDMI 240p: This preset has all the effects turned off.
  • LCD-HDMI 576i: This preset has all the effects turned off except the interlaced blending. The previous and current frames are mixed to form the final image (as many LCD's do today)
  • LCD-Composite: Simulate an LCD screen connected via composite video.
  • CRT-Flat: Simulates a CRT monitor but without screen curvature.
  • CRT-Curved: Simulates a full CRT monitor (default value)
  • CRT-Curved Unmasked: Same as the previous one but without the mask effect.
  • CRT-Composite: Simulates a CRT screen connected via composite video.
  • CRT-B&W: Simulates an old TV in black and white.
  • Amstrad-GT65: Simulates a green phosphorus monitor.

Choosing a setting will autoconfigure all the options below

Custom settings

If we want to personalize the video output we can use the following controls:

  • Screen type: Here we can choose the type of screen between monochrome and color
  • Saturation: This is the only control that changes according to the type of screen that we have selected in the Screen Type option
    • For color displays: Selects the level of color saturation of the image
    • For monochrome displays: Select the phospor color
  • Contrast: With this slide control we can select the contrast level of the image
  • Brightness: With this slide control we can select the brightness level of the image
  • Interlace Blending: Here we can select how much the current frame is mixed with the previous one. On the left there would be no mixture, to the right of all, the two frames will be mixed completelly
  • Scanlines: With this we can select the level of the Scanlines
  • Mask: With this control we can select the mask level
  • Noise: Here we can select the signal noise level
  • Random offset: With this option we select the amount of random displacement of each line
  • Ghost Offset: This option controls the amount of displacement of the "ghost" image
  • Ghost intensity: Controls the strength of the "ghost" image
  • Ghost angle: Controls the angle of the "ghost" image
  • Sharpness: Using this option we can blur the image
  • Screen Curvature: With this option we can select the amount of curvature of the screen
  • Vignette amplitude: With this control we can select the amplitude of the "vignette" effect
  • Vignette Flicker: With this option we can select the amount of flicker of the "vignette" effect
  • Beam intensity: With this option we can select the strength of the TV beam.
  • Beam speed: With this option we can select the speed of the TV beam

Visible area size

Clicking on the button Overscan will access a pop-up box where we can select the screen area shown on the virtual monitor

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  • Image size
  • Horizontal offset
  • Vertical offset