From: Nicky Hamlyn (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jan 13 2008 - 03:47:27 PST
I worked at the BBC in the early 1980s, when an increasing amount of
sport and current affairs material was being shot on video, but the
main form of editing was still 16mm film , so a lot of stuff used to
be transferred from tape to to black and white 16mm with burnt-in
time code: In the UK it's called "Film Recording". The 1 inch video
masters would then be conformed to the edited 16mm work-print.
The BBC had 120 cutting rooms in 1983, but that was the year they
started to edit short news items, sport etc on two-machine tape systems.
On 12 Jan 2008, at 22:20, jason livingston wrote:
> hi fellow frameworkers
> I'm currently researching a title from the early 1970s that was
> produced on open-reel b/w video and then transferred to 16mm for
> exhibition and distribution.
> It strikes me that this was an unusual practice. It was a smart
> thing to do in the sense that it allowed community groups,
> teachers, activists (the audience) to see the piece. But, am I
> wrong, wasn't this an atypical thing to do?
> I'm curious to hear of anyone who worked in labs, or maybe had
> their own work transfered, or who perhaps have researched this
> area. The focus is on the late 60s/early 70s, specifically and
> only dealing with open-reel going to 16mm. Any memories, stories,
> notions, speculations welcome, on or off list, and, as always,
> thank you!
> happy new year
> Jason Livingston
> Ithaca, NY
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