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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.
1974. JVC PV-4800U portable reel to reel colour video recorder.
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 1974 JVC Color Video Camera GC-4800U
Power supply and Color Unit were designed to accompany this recorder.
1975. Sony AV 5000 reel to reel colour video recorder.
Sony AV-5000A (non-standard) Colour EIAJ reel to reel video recorder. 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.
Estimated 1978. Panasonic NV-3160 colour reel to reel
Panasonic NV-3160 Colour Editing EIAJ reel to reel video recorder. Recording was possible with
black and white or colour footage. This unit has input selection for two cameras and a TV receiver
monitor. Big heavy and no doubt expensive but a very high quality piece of kit.
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 first 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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