Thanks go out to TapeWorks Recording
Studio for the wonderful bargain. I have had this baby listed
as my number one desire on LabGuy's Wish List page from the very first
day that I started this site. Well, here it is! This is a late production
model of the famous 1" type C format portable field production VTR manufactured
in 1986. Stereo sound tracks of unequaled quality, full time code support,
5 MHz flat bandwidth direct recording at 1,008 inches per second! This
example is absolutely fully functional, almost a first for LabGuy's World!
The first photo shows the large 60 minute reel arrangement and the second
photo shows the smaller 20 minute reels. The hub/motor assemblies can actually
be rotated into two separate positions to accommodate the different size
reels. (Unfortunately, I've got them in the wrong position in the second
photo!) Tension control automatically adjusts itself according to these
configurations as well!
For more information than I can provide here, visit: THE
(Unofficial) AMPEX/NAGRA VPR-5 WEB SITE in the mean time to read a
brilliantly written description of this work of art. ~ Stay tuned for continuing
acquired an Ampex TBC-2B, direct color and/or heterodyne color, Time Base
Corrector to go with my Ampex and IVC VTR's. It may work some of my other
misc. VTR's too. Stay tuned for more info and photos on that project.
The one who dies with the most VPR-5's wins! [CLICK
Coming Soon: LabGuy's TBC Museum Page!