Category Archives: The Old Days

A collection of memories from the earlier years of video production.

Completely Confidential

Before the huge advances in computer technology, the internet and the ability to easily stream video online, DVD (and previously VHS) duplication played a much larger role in the daily activity of a video production company. The machines in our … Continue reading

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Mobile Video

Some of our guys have been working in this television and video production industry for almost thirty years now so it’s hardly surprising that conversation often drifts onto a reminisce about the good old days of video. Or the not … Continue reading

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Autocue

With the death of Huber “Hub” Schlafly this week, our thoughts turn to the invention of a piece of kit which became the marvel of the broadcasting industry. Our first autocue was a primitive system andrequired little actual physical setting … Continue reading

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Jewel Case Mountain

In the good old days of video production, the music library was a visible feature of any edit suite. Cabinets were dedicated to housing CD upon hundreds of CDs each in their colourful and space-consuming jewel case. There was something … Continue reading

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Letraset

Back in the old days of television and video production, before the days of graphic generators and non-linear editing systems, caption cards were used to create any on-screen text. These caption cards were produced using Letraset, which was a sheet … Continue reading

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