[Tig] Old EDL Files on 8-Inch Floppy Disks

Paul Chapman pchapman at fotokem.com
Wed Mar 5 18:40:32 GMT 2008


Unitel LA was ISC/GVG house, running on PDP platforms. The 8" disks were
undoubtedly RT11 format.

Paul Chapman
Unitel alumni.


> From: Bill Topazio <BTopazio at company3.com>
> Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 11:58:09 -0500
> To: Christian Palmer <dental.demolition at gmail.com>, <tig at tig.colorist.org>
> Conversation: [Tig] Old EDL Files on 8-Inch Floppy Disks
> Subject: Re: [Tig] Old EDL Files on 8-Inch Floppy Disks
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> Last time I had to read an 8" disk, it was a CP/M disk.  I used an old
> Kaypro that was hacked to have 8" shugarts, then managed to xfer the
> files to one of the kaypro 5.25 (still no HD) then took the 5.25 to a PC
> and found some brilliant CP/M-DOS reader utility.  That was back wound
> 1998 or so.
> 
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> On Behalf Of Christian Palmer
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> Subject: [Tig] Old EDL Files on 8-Inch Floppy Disks
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> 
> I've got a set of 8" floppies containing EDL files, which were created
> in
> 1987.  I believe that the files came from The Post Group or UNITEL.
> Does
> anybody know what logging/online editing system would have been in use
> around this time?  Was the EDL format proprietary to the system?  Does
> anybody have the hardware/software available to read these files?
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