|Source||Fairlight Instruments, Sydney, Australia (undated)|
Fairlight Computer Video Instrument Operator Manual Revision 5. Approx. 90 page booklet illustrated with block diagrams, connection diagrams, and seperate preset guide illustated with screen shots. "The CVI is a digital live image processor and graphics generator with paintbox facilities. These two main characteristics are interrelated, so that you can combine live video and painted images in a multitude of ways; using painted images as backgrounds, foregrounds, or both, capturing live images and combining them for a video photo-montage, drawing directly on live video images and so on. The CVI has been designed to embody a high degree of flexibility, allowing users to develop their own style of use. It is a powerful visual instrument, the key to its simple control console being a "menu" driven system. Menus provide a series of choices, the decisions therein determinng particular effects."