Robin Stonestreet has been in touch with us with a list of BBC CMCRs (Colour Mobile Control Rooms). This draws on earlier work by Jerry Clegg with extra input from Brian Summers and Richard Harris.Continue reading “BBC CMCR list”
ITV Central News have posted another video to YouTube, this one is a follow-up item about the event at BCU.
It includes interviews with Chris Perry of Kaleidoscope, Michael Steele and Dr Paul Marshall of BECG.
A recent addition to the website, but a vehicle we have been involved with for a few years is EHX86V, one of The BBC Type 5 units, designated LO6 or CMCR20.
See the project page for more details.
One of the problems that we have always noted with Southern is the lack of space for distribution amplifiers, for both video (VDAs) and pulses (PDAs). Rack space is in very short supply after accommodating four Marconi MkVII camera control units with power supplies, aperture correctors and coders, plus the space required for monitors and the mixer electronics, so we had only fitted one set of distribution amplifiers.
Dicky Howett charts a few colour tv experiments and returns to the fervid days of early British colour tv.