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Colour Reel to Reel (open reel) Video
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reel to reel video is one of our
most important pages. Hope you find it interesting.
JVC PORTABLE VIDEO TAPE RECORDER PV-4800E / PV4800E
This was the last reel to reel portable ever made but it is arguably the first COLOUR domestic
portable reel to reel recorder. It is very light and indeed is muck lighter that the cassette
cassette based portables that came later.
The 1977 JVC Color Video Camera GC-4800U Power & Color Unit was designed to accompany this
VTR and can be found in more detail on our video cameras
1974 Sony dxc 1200 colour studio camera.
1974 Sony dxc 1200 colour studio camera. This large heavy camera is 700mm long.
1974 Panasonic NV-3085 portable reel to reel video
and WV-3085 camera. (Colour with optional adapter)
The camera is in it's original packaging. There is also a leather case
(not shown) for the VTR but the condition on the case is poor.
This would have been Panasonics colour capable portable - similar to
the JVC 4800 above - both units produced at about the same time.
Sony AV 5000 reel to reel colour video recorder.
Sony AV-5000A (non-standard) Color EIAJ reel to reel video recorder - mid 1970s
This could be classed as one of Sony's big mistakes!
Sony decided to release this unit using an early version of the EIAJ standard.
They were sure that their version of the standard would become an industry standard.
The final standard was different and owners of the 5000 could only use their tapes on
their own machine or other 5000s.
An AV 5000A was also released with some improvements but this is an original 5000.
It is a rare VTR and we are very pleased to have it in the museum.
See the black and white reel to reel video page
The first domestic reel to reel video recorder, the Sony CV-2000. This is part of a CV-2010 unit.
Also the fist ever portable reel to reel video recorder, the Sony Rover 2400 with case and camera.
The second portable reel to reel video recorder, the Sony Rover 3400 with leather case camera & power supply.
i.e. 1970 Sony reel to reel Model AV-3420CE with power supply AC – 3420CE & camera AVC – 3240CE EIAJ B/W
The third portable reel to reel video recorder, the Sony Rover 3600 with leather case camera & power supply.
Arguably the first mass produced domestic reel to reel video recorder, the Philips LD1002
Also the National (Panasonic) NV 3030 E1 reel to reel video recorder.
Popular Science Magazine 1971
An interesting new invention??
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