Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Sep 2 1983, Page 14

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 2, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 14 Pacific stars and stripes audio video september 1983 lightest color video camera Sony will begin marketing in Japan what it says is the worlds smallest and lightest Home use color video camera on the ccdg5 uses a device cd which transforms Light into electrical replacing the conventional camera the camera weighs paddles or trackball by Myron Berger Tribune company paddle controllers and As any video gamer Are the tools of in those same de vices Are being used As tools of strictly these three game controllers Are actually computer input devices they transmit instructions or information to the other input devices include tape decks and disc each of the three game devices operate somewhat so Are useful for different computer Joysticks can direct the move ment of an image on the computer Monitor in any of eight these eight tacks Are identical to the bearings on a Compass As a Joystick is pulled in one of these the screen image follows As Long As the stick is the image will continue to move along that paddle which look like rotary dials set into a move in Only one they Are available As a pair in most one will move the image horizontally and the the trackball is the latest form of game popular in Arcade machines for some these de vices resemble a free floating Cue Ball imbedded in a Box with part of the balls surface to operate the the Palm of the hand is used to Roll the Ball in the desired unlike Joysticks and paddle con trackballs Are not restricted in the number of directions they May move they operate Over a full 360 but unlike the other two the Ball must be spun one unit for every unit of distance moved on the just pointing the Ball in the direction is not sufficient the Ball must be continually rotated As Long As movement is the trackball is very similar to the electronic mice that Are used on some computers most apples a mouse in a trackball held rather than using a Palm to move the the device is rested on a Flat surface and rolled in the desired the mouse must be rolled As Long As movement is those with crowded desktops might find the trackball More Pratti since the Palm of the hand is used to control no Clear desktop is moving the Ball re quires wrist while drag Ging the mouse Means major Arm paddle controllers could prove very useful where straight lines must be a professional craftsman would want More sophisticated input but the at Home user might find paddle controllers Handy for planning out the rows of a redesigning the living room layout or sketching a new House but remember that Diagonal lines Are very difficult to draw with paddle Joysticks could prove very Handy in word bookkeeping and other applications where Quick and Broad cursor movement is the cursor is a Marker on the video screen that indicates your place on the in most the cursor moves one space at a but it can be moved rapidly by keeping a Button with a the movement might be made More fluid and take less Milton Bradys Max peripheral for Texas instruments Home computer mates a Joystick with a Headset microphone that lets the user device this new applications for Call the shots on any of six games available for the times game controllers should be

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