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  • Jon Protagonist
    Jon Protagonist
    Thomas Megazord
    Comments: 301

    Wow, this is oddly nostalgia for me.

     

    I worked with those for years in video production. Betacam SP really was the professional video format for a long-long time. As someone that grew up as a kid recording and renting VHS and listening to audio tape before CDs, I just assumed tape was a garbage as a format.  I was wrong.

     

    Speaking of audio, that production house had an old Fisher Reel-to-Reel collecting dust that made a great conversation piece, but thankfully by the time I was working audio was being stored on CD or digital audio files on our editing machine hard drives.

     

    But those Betacam SP tapes lasted a lot longer than audio tape because of the quality image, cameras were a lot more expensive to replace or upgrade,  and optical storage like DVD wasn’t a viable recording format in the days leading up to fully Digital video capture formats.

  • Otaku World Order
    Otaku World Order
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 98

    It’s always neat to see odd bits of hardware like this, so this was definitely a fun video. It reminds me of the video editing hardware I used to use in high school, although all our stuff was Hi-8.