We have added some new articles recently:
Jeffrey and Paul have followed up their BVWS article with a new one looking at Vivat in particular: Carry On Trucking Long Live Vivat! Trevor Brown has kindly sent us some more articles from CQ-DATV: looks at the rise of Electronic News Gathering. The Lightweight Revolution recalls an earlier life when we took a RCA TR70-B VTR and a Marconi Mk VII camera to IBC in Amsterdam – we billed it as “the world’s largest camcorder”! Five go to Amsterdam Dan Cranefield continues his reminiscences with , which dovetails with Richard’s Early Location Drama in Colour article as it also discusses the conversion of Roving Eye 5 into the LMCR. Roving Eye
Long live Vivat! –
Jeffrey Borinsky and Paul Marshall
When we wrote about some of our outside broadcast (OB) trucks in the Winter 2019 Bulletin, we said a little about
Vivat, our oldest truck, but this fascinating project deserves a closer look. It is a re-creation, as near as is technically possible, of an OB truck that was used at the Queen’s coronation on 2 June 1953. Continue reading “Long Live Vivat!”
By Trevor Brown.
Trevor takes a journey through TV news gathering, from film to modern digital formats.
Continue reading “The Lightweight Revolution”
By Dan Cranefield, Senior Engineering Manager, BBC Tel OBs.
“Survivors” on location. Photo: Dan Cranefield.
Dan Cranefield looks into the beginnings of location drama shot on videotape instead of film.
Continue reading “Early Location Drama in Colour”
By Trevor Brown.
Trevor recalls the time that we took a 2″ Quadruplex VTR and a Marconi MkVII camera to the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
Continue reading “Five go to Amsterdam”