Electronic Journalism Editing at NBC

Author(s): Robert Mausler
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): 114 - 122
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-905-8
DOI: 10.5594/M00560



A small lightweight, battery powered, portable tape recorder is the heart of Electronic Journalism at NBC. The Video Tape Recorder (VTR), Sony type V03800, uses 20 minute 3/4ʺ cassettes. The helical scan format is commonly known as U-Matic, under the SONY trade name. The cassette feature of this equipment has proved to be particularly suitable for the highly mobile fast moving use that Electronic Journalism demands. The Edit Rooms at the studios are equipped with Sony V02850 Video Tape Recorders which are used both for direct playback to air and for editing.