New Developments in Electronic News Gathering Equipment

Author(s): David K. MacDonald
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 January 1976
Conference Location: Detroit, MI, USA
Conference Date: 23 January 1976
Page(s): 68 - 73
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-905-8
DOI: 10.5594/M00554



Industrial and educational users associated with helical scan recording techniques are familiar with the extremely rapid rate manufacturers have been able to develop new products to meet non-broadcast applications. In fact, the technology in the helical scan market has moved so fast in the last ten years that some criticism has been voiced by users that technological obsolescence is assured within a year or two for industrial buyers. As an ex-product manager, I can empathize with the industrial user who has recently made a large cash outlay for video equipment only to find that newer and better equipment is in the offing a short time later. On the other hand, there is no doubt that the free enterprise pursuit of customers has benefited the industrial user tremendously through the development of a high quality, more reliable, and less expensive bevy of video products.