Ampex VTR Milestone

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The video presents the history of magnetic recording and the development of the first practical videotape recorder by Ampex in 1956. The milestone was presented at a ceremony at the library at Stanford University next to one of the earliest units.

In 1956, Ampex Corporation in Redwood City, California, introduced the first practical video tape recorder for television stations and networks to produce and time-shift broadcasts, replacing impractical “kinescope” movie film previously used to record TV, the Emmy-award-winning Ampex “VTR” analog-video standard ruled broadcasting and video production for twenty years.

The video includes the dedication ceremony for the Ampex videotape recorder (VTR) milestone along with the reflections of Fred Pfost, Pete Hammar, and others who were involved with the development of the VTR and its early history.

This video presents the history of magnetic recording and the development of the first practical videotape recorder by Ampex in 1956. The milestone was presented at a ceremony at the library at Stanford University next to one of the earliest units.

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