• Jon Protagonist
    Jon Protagonist
    Comments: 429

    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
    Prodigy Pet Gym Leader
    Comments: 124

    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.

  • Memeforce Zwei
    Memeforce Zwei
    Comments: 455

    This video makes me glad that we have mostly moved away from cassettes as a storage medium…..