[Tig] Tape Formats

mburton mburton
Thu Jun 6 09:50:02 BST 2002


Showing your age Richo. 
Youngsters like myself came in during the magic era of "cue pips" for quad editing, Marconi MkVIII video cameras and cut our eye teeth on the introduction of the wonderful Ampex C format 1" (sigh). The edit controller was you and a mate in videotapes who you could rely on to hit the play button at the right time (is that go on 3 or after 3).
Back then the fun was in the product and the technology and not a beancounter in sight (double sigh)

Michael Burton
Cutting Edge Post
Brisbane, Australia

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Ian Richardson <ianr at isisbroadcastmedia.com.au>
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 18:34:19 +1000

>I still have my Ampex 'Smith Television Magnetic Tape Splicer'
>from Swenco Manufacturing, Inc.
>9581 Ninth street  Cucamonga, California
>This is a mechanical video tape splicer for 2" Quadraplex [Mono]
>including the 'Ampex' stainless steel flakes [p/n 50910-01] and the
>'Ediview Diluent' [p/n 51705-07] to 'develop' the tape so we edit [cut]
>in the vertical interval. Maintainance was tapping valves with a screwdriver
>on VR1000.
>So lets say most formats including the IVC 1" and 2" now to HD-Cam
>and Data........
>
>My First Telecine was a Vidicon B/W 'Amalgamated Wireless Australia [AWA]
>nee RCA rebadged. First Color Telecine an AWA optical multiplex 
>16/35/slides with a 4 tube [Plumbicon, RGB+lum] EMI camera for the image capture.
>
>Now Thats old......remember the 'Image Orthicon'.....
>Where has all the 'Fun' gone....murdered by the mighty dollar I suspect.
>
>
>Ian Richardson
>Kotij-HD
>Sydney
>Downunder.
>
>ps. disclaimer......Inspite of many financial remittances [declined] from 
>Swenco for even having their diadolical device near at hand I have no
>affiliation with them or AWA or RCA.....let them rest in peace.
>
>
>Bill Hogan wrote:
>> 
>> How many of the following tape formats have you used?  This is the real criteria
>> of how long you have been in the industry.  How many of these formats have you
>> threaded?
>> 
>> See: (quite a list)
>> http://www.ultimatewebdesigning.com/articles/formats.html
>> 
>> Bill Hogan
>> 
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