Monday, April 17, 2006

First VTR - 50 Years Ago

It's almost unfathomable to think of a time when television video images could never be recorded in their original format. Can you imagine shoving a film camera into a black tube and "filming" a video monitor as a means of recording the live broadcast? It was called the Kinetoscope. It's even harder to imagine that it took science twenty years to eventually replace the Kinetoscope with an actual VTR. It was 50 years ago this month that the VRX-1000 debuted.

The Videotape Recorder Turns 50

Thanks to FreshHDV for headsup.


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