IVC9000 slant track 2″ VT machine

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Photo by John Burkill no reproduction without permission.

This photo from 1976 is of a 2″ videotape machine, a IVC9000 machine.

Ray Lee added the following information: ‘I believe this was the IVC9000 slant track which was used extensively on Pebble Mill at One. Unfortunately as we only ever had the one machine, much time was spent transferring clips to the Ampex VR2000 format and back again, as although both used 2″ tapes, the formats were completely incompatible.
None of the early VT’s had pictures in shuttle. It was not until the 1″ C format VPR2′s came into use around 1976-77 that it was possible to see pictures while cueing.’

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3 Comments

  • That’s a slant track not a Quad 2″ VTR isn’t it?

  • They were a nightmare – you couldn’t spool forwards or back in vision so finding clips took forever :o(

  • Yes I believe this was the IVC9000 slant track which was used extensively on “Pebble Mill at One”. Unfortunately as we only ever had the one machine, much time was spent transferring clips to the Ampex VR2000 format and back again, as although both used 2″ tapes, the formats were completely incompatible.
    None of the early VT’s had pictures in shuttle. It was not until the 1″ C format VPR2’s came into use around 1976-77 that it was possible to see pictures while cueing.

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