Video Cassettes — Boom or Bust?

Author(s): Gordon B. Thompson
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 October 1971
Conference Location: Montreal
Conference Date: 7 October 1971
Page(s): 24 - 29
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-904-1
DOI: 10.5594/M00179



In order to set the analysis that follows in perspective, let us divide the field of video cassettes, etc., into three classes: the prerecorded sort of thing that emulates today's phonograph and audio cassette business, the "do-it-yourself" kind of business that is typified by the Port-a-Pac video-tape recorder and resembles the present day audio tape recorder, and finally an electronic delivery system.