|LabGuy's World: 1979 Technicolor
412D Single Tube Hand Held Color Camera
1979 Technicolor 412D Single Tube Hand Held Color Camera
Vintage: 1979? One tube hand held color camera. This camera is the mate to the Technicolor CVC format VCR's shown previously on the Quarter Inch VTR Museum page.
The camera head has a built in 1. 5 inch B/W CRT viewfinder and a motorized zoom lens. This camera head has no hand grip, though one was available originally. The pick up tube is a striped target vidicon using a frequency separation system to dissect color. Various lighting conditions and manual color balance can be accommodated with a single control on the side of the camera. There are three operator switches located on the rear of the camera. The first selects normal or high sensitivity. The second switch enables a very unique feature, a rear mounted microphone which allows the operator to record his or her own voice. The third switch selects the viewfinder source, either camera video or VCR playback video. Apparently, this is not an automatic function like on most other video cameras. The unit shown is fully functional and actually works rather well. It produces very accurate color and it is moderately sensitive with just a little bit of image lag under low light conditions.
WANTED: Service and or Users manuals and or the other missing accessories for this camera.
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Last updated: January 06, 2005