The Videotape Facility


The use and location of videotape recorders (VTRs) in a studio environment will vary according to the size and type of production facility. In a small setup it may be preferable to have the videotape machines actually in the production control area or at least in an adjacent room, remotely operated by the vision control staff. However, this means that any post-production using these machines has to be carried out when the studio area is not in use.

In a larger installation or if greater flexibility is required, a separate VT area should be installed, with a central routing position. Machines can then be set up in pairs and editing and recording with two machines is easily achieved.

As videotape is relatively ...

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