PlayBox Technology reports that NAB in Las Vegas, USA was a great success. Visitors to the booth were a record high for the company, and they were impressed with the products on offer.
The Ampex Corporation’s invention of the videotape recorder in 1956 changed the television industry. Videotape, in various formats, was the industry’s only large-scale recoding medium for programme delivery into the 21 Century. It survived for 50 years – an amazingly long time. Unlike the hard disc drives that have now largely replaced videotape, it was designed specifically to meet the needs of the industry it served. It recorded television in real time and linearly. Indeed the first VTR format, Quadruplex, the 2-inch wide tape could be cut-edited like film.