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Moving Media Storage Technologies by Karl Paulsen

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DIGITAL DISK RECORDING

 

 

Videotape has remained the predominant form of recording and storage for moving images dating back to the 1950s when Ampex Corporation developed what would be the first commercial form of television recording. Within a decade following that introduction, alternative means of capturing and playing back media on formats other than videotape and film would start to emerge.

Those who worked in the broadcast industry during the late 1960s may remember the earliest form of commercial disk recorders—camouflaged under the hood as the “instant replay” device. Like what the analog videotape recorder of its day did for television programming and broadcasting, this analog video disk recorder with its stunt features of forward, ...

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