|LabGuy's World: 1968 Hitachi
EA-103U "Effects Amplifier" or B/W Video Switcher
1968 Hitachi EA-103U "Effects Amplifier" or B/W Video Switcher
I obtained this item along with the Shibaden FPC-1000 three tube camera. It is actually a B/W video switcher with simple wipe effects and an A/B fader. It has six inputs plus a keyer input. The upper portion of the photo shows the rear connector panel and the lower portion is the frontal view of the unit. Classic Shiba' / Hitachi gray color scheme to accent any serious small format TV studio of the time!
It is either very late 60s or early 70s vintage technology. It requires an external sync generator, not shown, model SG-108U. The U suffix on all of the Hitachi and Shibaden equipment identifies it as EIA/NTSC format. European CCIR/PAL equipment would have an "E" suffix. The units are all untested at this time. However, they are in excellent physical condition and are probably fully functional.
WANTED: Service manuals or operator's manuals for this item.
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Last updated: January 06, 2005