Category Archives: Technology

End of the line for VCR production in Japan

As the last VHS video recorder rolls off the line in Japan, we have to consider the implication for those millions of video recordings that will soon be unplayable. With the decline of VHS home video recorders now having been … Continue reading

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More Broadcast TV specification equipment added

Some of our competitors will transfer your home video very, very cheaply. But ask yourself how – and why! Believe it or not, there are people who will facilitate the transfer of your home video recordings to DVD for much … Continue reading

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Latest acquisition: a 1971 Sony CV-2100ACE videotape recorder

In order to meet at increasing demand for digitally archiving very early low-guage video formats we need old technology! Our latest acquisition is a Sony CV-2100ACE 1/2″ Helical Helical Scan B&W EIAJ VTR (Video Tape Recorder) dating from 1971. This … Continue reading

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Keeping our heads clean

The trouble with old, obsolete video tape formats is that they tend to deteriorate after many years of storage. This 1977 Scotch 3/4″ U-Matic tape containing a video recording from the University of California has dropout problems and an edge … Continue reading

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