|LabGuy's World: 1970 Shibaden
FPC-1000 3 Tube Color Studio Camera
1970 Shibaden FPC-1000 3 Tube Color Studio Camera
Vintage: 1976? Three tube color studio camera and matching Camera Control Unit. What a neat camera! This is a classic three vidicon studio camera of the mid 70s period. The lens is a 20mm to 100mm, f1.8 cable drive zoom with electronic iris control. The viewfinder is a monochrome 5" CRT. Behind the rear door on the camera are the static registration controls. These allow the operator to make the separate red, green and blue images overlap perfectly. If they don't, edges in the image would have colored fringes. The camera control unit provides power, sync drive signals, intercom and other controls through a big fat 30 foot cable to the camera head. Inside the camera head, as seen in the last photo, there is a dichroich mirror color seperator block and three vidicon tubes, one for each of the primary colors. The top tube is the red channel, the middle is the green and the bottom is the blue channel. In the lower left portion of the last photo, you cna just see the red, green and blue beam and focus adjustments for each tube. Each vidicon and yoke assembly has mechanical adjustments to allow for racking (moving the tube in and out along its axis) and rotation to level all three images. These adjustments must be performed before electronic registration can be performed.
Operational condition unknown at this time. Stay Tuned!
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