February 23, 2010

Posted in: Camcorders

$42,000 Ampex VR-3000 Camcorder from 1967

Priced at $42,000 back in 1967, the Ampex VR-3000 camcorder backpack “changed TV forever, moving the entire broadcast television industry from film to video.”

The video format—invented by Redwood City-based Ampex in 1965—was called 2-inch Quadruplex, and used four magnetic heads to record both PAL and NTSC standards using different speeds.


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