LabGuy's Wolrd: Extinct Fairchild
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||(Model Unknown): New!
A prototype of a new (longitudinal) video tape recorder is shown here with
its developer, Wayne R. Johnson, Technical Director of Winston Research
Corp., a subsidiary of Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp. The
tape transport and the solid state electronics circuitry occupies less
than half the volume of the right hand portion of the console cabinet.
A conventional TV receiver occupies most of the voulume of the left hand
portion. A regular high quality closed-circuit TV camera, which can be
used with the recorder, is shown just behind the console. Text and photo:
Electronics World Magazine, June 1964.
||Top panel of the transport mechanism. Spec's: Bandwidth:
2Mhz, Tape Width: 1/4", Tape Length: 9000 feet, Reel Size: 10-1/2 Inches,
Tape Speed: 120 IPS, Tape Type: Instrumentation grade, Number of
Tracks: 4, Recording Time: 60 minutes in 4 passes, Number of Heads:
1, Head Gap: 1 Micron. Photo: Electronics World Magazine, June 1964.
Last updated: January 09, 2005