Optimization of a High-Quality Color Camera for ENG/EFP Purposes

Author(s): Ad Franken ; Vasanth Rao
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 February 1982
Conference Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Conference Date: 5 February 1982
Page(s): 60 - 65
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-912-6
DOI: 10.5594/M00623



In 1975 Philips and Amperex introduced a 2/3-in Plumbicon tube that was specially designed to fulfil the requirements which then applied to portable ENG cameras. The concept of this tube was largely based on that of the existing 1 1/4-in and 1-in Plumbicon tubes which had already proved their worth in studio cameras throughout the entire world for many years. The technology which formed the basis for the diode tubes introduced a few years later was in fact not very different from that employed in the types already in common use.