This is the Ampex TV Equipment Section of
The Broadcast Archive

Maintained by:
Barry Mishkind - The Eclectic Engineer
With the kind assistance of Xen Scott
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Xen Scott recalls:  This image shows a rare modification done at KYW-TV to create a videotape delay system using VPR-2B's. This is not easy because the reels are servoed and provide tape tension.





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