Back In 1967, This Was Your Average Camcorder

Actually, the Ampex VR-3000 backpack - only $US42,000 for the basic recorder without accessories - with BC-300 BW Camera - just $US12,685 - was the only camcorder available. It changed TV forever, moving the entire broadcast television industry from film to video.

The video format - invented by Redwood City-based Ampex in 1965 - was called 2-inch Quadruplex, and used four magnetic heads to record both PAL and NTSC standards using different speeds. [Wikipedia]

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