[Tig] Fun with sugar cubes, cabbages and kings and Quads

Jeff Booth jeff.booth
Tue Sep 24 09:52:46 BST 2002

The best one I ever did was as an April Fool joke. We copied a programme to
a gash 2" tape, recording 250Hz tone on the audio track.
We then rewound the tape oxide out.
In order to make the gag work, we arranged a playback on an Ampex AVR1 with
the most senior VT operator in the department booked on the job.
The look on his face when the colour bars and clock played back mirrored was
Bearing in mind that an AVR1 plays back almost anything (the 250Hz tone
looked to the machine like a control track).
Jeff (ex BBC VT) Booth
Soho Images

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Chiolis [mailto:mchiolis at ix.netcom.com]
Sent: 24 September 2002 00:51
To: tig at tig.alegria.com
Subject: Re: [Tig] Fun with sugar cubes, cabbages and kings and Quads

Anyone load up 2" tape upside down on an Ampex 1200B?  That was my first
"DVE" effect flip back in '79.
Mark Chiolis
ex tape operator!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: DCFWTX at aol.com <mailto:DCFWTX at aol.com>  
To: tig at tig.alegria.com <mailto:tig at tig.alegria.com>  
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Tig] Fun with sugar cubes, cabbages and kings?

In a message dated 9/23/2002 4:19:11 PM Pacific Standard Time,
btopazio at company3.com <mailto:btopazio at company3.com>  writes:

Why, I was just about to relate to the group when I was 
> demonstrating RCA 
> TH-200As (prize to anyone who knows what it is) to a UHF station in 
> Phoenix. We set up a 2 VTR delay, supply reel on the left, 
> takeup on the 
> right (machine, that is.)

You should have seen the two TR 70 B's (2" quad) at NBC Burbank, on the
several second delay for "Real People" around 1979. Now that was impressive.
The tape loop when up and down the face of a rack. But, it worked! 

David Crosthwait

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