This is a simple way to quickly check or set the coarse mechanical alignment between the tonewheel notch and head #3 on an RCA 2 inch quadruplex video head assembly.
This was part of a tape collection I worked on during 2019 for a University Archive in Alabama. This video presented here is condensed down from about 3 months of work. I love a challenge, and this certainly was a good one!
Playing back and digitizing a 2 inch quad video tape recorded in 1958. This tape is part of a collection held at a prominent Midwest University Archive. It was originally produced at a Network in New York City. It is mechanical splice edited, total of 28 splices thru the 1 hour length. This tape survived intact and is among the very earliest quadruplex videotape recordings in existence.
This is my day job. Digitizing a 2 inch tape on the Ampex VR-1200-C. I was a tape op at a local TV station for a while in the early-mid 1980s. Spent a lifetime in TV(beginning in 1977). Always liked working with tape. Not many of these old dinosaurs are in operation nowdays.
Using the Ampex tape winder to manually unwind the inner supply tape spool from an ACR 2 inch quad cart onto an open 2 inch plastic spot reel for playback on a standard quad VTR.
The long and laborious process of removing blobs of glue from the oxide layer by hand by soaking the glue with eucalyptus oil and gently scrubbing and wiping until all traces are gone.