Videotape Program Production at CBS Studio Center

Author(s): William G. Connolly
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 February 1978
Conference Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Conference Date: 3 February 1978
Page(s): 88 - 96
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-906-5
DOI: 10.5594/M00581



In February of 1975, CBS issued target specifications for the design of a videotape recorder with improved editing capabilities. The thrust of these specifications was for a recorder with vastly improved transport characteristics, coupled with a tape format which would permit the display of viewable pictures at a variety of speeds in both forward and reverse. The intended application was for off-line editing systems from which a work copy would be produced. The camera originals would later be conformed through automatic assembly in an on-line editing system.