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Restoring old David “Kid” Jensen DJ interview

Restoring and digitally archiving a 1978 Sony Half-inch EIAJ High Density videotape interview with the former BBC Radio One DJ. The Sony half-inch EIAJ black & white format videotape reel contains an interview I did with BBC Radio One DJ … 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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Transferring MICROMV – the last videocassette format

Back in 2001, when I was a freelance writer for camcorder magazines like Camcorder User and Video Camera, I reviewed the first of a revolutionary new digital tape format called MICROMV called the Sony DCR-IP1. This was one of the … Continue reading

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Giving our heads a good clean!

The big problem with any reliance upon so many obsolete and temperamental video recorders and players is that they require constant maintenance if they’re to continue to function at their best. Next time you’re having problems playing back full-HD video … Continue reading

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