|LabGuy's World: 1968 Shibaden
HV-14 General Purpose Vidicon Camera
1968 Shibaden HV-14 General Purpose Vidicon Camera
Here is a nice video camera from the late 1960's. It uses a one inch vidicon tube for image pickup. The lens is a standard C-mount 25 mm f 1. 9. The unit contains two UHF (output) connectors. One for direct video out and one for RF output on an unused VHF TV channel. Electrical controls consist of an On/Off switch, a switch to select either Manual or ALC (Auomatic Light Control), a control for vidicon (electrical) focus, a control for vidicon beam level, a control for vidicon target voltage (when in Manual level mode), a control for VHF channel tuning and finally a mechanical focus control. This last control "racks" the vidicon and its deflection assembly back and forth behind the lens allowing for the proper setting of the lens "back focus" point. Highly useful, especially if a zoom lens were installed. This unit is very primitive relative to many in this collection. This Shibaden HV-14 is in very good and clean physical condition. The operational condition of this camera is unknown and it is untested at this time. [1968 HV-14 Sales Flyer]
NEEDED: Service manual and other general information for this camera.
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