[78-L] No film at 11, was Re: Well, it's 6pm Eastern Daylight Time.. ^

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Sun May 22 14:07:55 PDT 2011

Some folk are late to deal with any kind of change..the CBC was still using 16" 
transcription discs as first choice for archiving programs as late as 1967.


On 5/22/2011 5:02 PM, David Breneman wrote:
> Here in the Seattle area, stations were using both Auricons
> and Portapacks in the late 70s.  I visited two network
> affiliates in 1977 for a report I wrote on television
> news gathering and that's what I saw.  They might have
> only started using U-matic that year. One Tacoma station
> used a "portable" Ampex/Nagra 2" VTR for sound-sync pickups
> and film for silent, but they switched to Auricons for
> sound work before they went all-video.   I think the CBS
> series "60 Minutes" was still using film for their
> segments until some time in the mid-late 80s.  They
> seemed to be the last to go to video.
> _______________________________________________
On 5/22/2011 9:19 AM, David Lennick wrote:
> The CBC in the early 80s was just beginning to convert to ENG so I'd say it
> wasn't quite that early..and they have to process all the film in "China Syndrome".
> dl
> On 5/22/2011 7:34 AM, Robert M. Bratcher Jr. wrote:
>> Quite a number of years. I'd say since the middle to late 1970's or so.
>> ________________________________
>> From: David Lennick<dlennick at sympatico.ca>
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>> Subject: Re: [78-L] Well, it's 6pm Eastern Daylight Time.. ^
>> The world didn't end. No film at 11.
>> (How long has it been since any news organization has actually used film?)
>> dl

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