Amiga 4000 Titanic

This Amiga 4000 was found by the Youtuber Peri Fractic of Retro Recipes. He thought it would contain data from the film Apollo 13.

The Amiga 4000 was used as a video recorder to film the special effects. The movie Titanic, as well as True Lies and Apollo 13 were filmed completely analog. It is therefore quite difficult to see how the special effects turned out. This Amiga 4000 was used for that.

Another, even more important function, was that this Amiga 4000 controlled the cameras to make the special effects. Videos have also been found on this Amiga of the scene that a small submarine dives down in the beginning of the movie Titanic. This was a (small) model and it didn't move, but the cameras moved up, creating the illusion that a descent is taking place. This camera movement was programmed on the Amiga and it controlled everything.

When finding it there was a lot of damage from the battery and Peri Fractic also accidentally put 240v on a 110v power supply. The heavily damaged mainboard was eventually repaired by the Dutchman Martijn Wieland and is back in working form in the museum.

This computer is made available by: Marvin Droogsma

Catalog type
Speciale editie
Release Date
Operation System
AmigaOS 3.x

Museum Collection

Set up in the Spacebar area.


The Titanic Amiga presentation


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