Derek Smith followed up his earlier posting on our
Facebook group with more details of the Marconi truck and a question about TVI…
This is one of those ‘what happened to’ posts plus a little trip (for me) down memory lane.
Continue reading “TREC OB Trucks Part 2”
Derek Smith posted this interesting reminiscence on our
In the late 70s I worked as unit manager for a TV facilities company named Trec. It was started by Alan English – an ex Intertel man.
Continue reading “TREC OB trucks Part 1”
The Guild of Television Camera Professionals (GTC) publishes a magazine for its members twice yearly.
The latest issue (No. 94) features an article written by our trustee Phil Nott – this was previously published on this site, in a longer form, as
London Weekend Television’s Pioneering Technology. Continue reading “Zerb publishes “World of Sport” article”
Richard Harris & Jeffrey Borinsky
What do you do at a television outside broadcast (OB) when you’re miles from the nearest mains supply? Or you have mains but nowhere near enough current for the heavy demands of an OB? The answer is a mobile generator.
Continue reading “P5 – The power of television”
By Ruth Slavid, Jeffrey Borinsky and Helen Casey.
Following on from Helen’s article
A Rural Surprise, the National Transport Trust magazine Transport Digest have published a follow-up article about our Vivat re-creation. Continue reading “Vivat!”
By Helen Casey.
Helen Casey, the widow of BECG friend Terry Casey, originally wrote this article for the National Transport Trust magazine
. Transport Digest Continue reading “A Rural Surprise”
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”