Industrial Applications of Videoplayer Systems

Author(s): Thomas R. Shepherd
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 October 1971
Conference Location: Montreal
Conference Date: 7 October 1971
Page(s): 115 - 126
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-904-1
DOI: 10.5594/M00188



For several years the subject of video player systems and their applications has been receiving a rising crescendo of attention from all quarters. Their potential as a new industry, their threat to existing industries, and the societal changes with which their introduction coincide give this new medium a special fascination. Our discussion focuses on industrial applications of video player systems, and includes observations on the questions of the potential in industry of these systems, their threat to existing products such as 16 millimeter films, and some of the ways in which their use relates to changes currently occurring in industry as well as the rest of society.