LabGuy's World: Extinct BBC Laboratories Video Equipment

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BBC's VERA - Vision Electronic Recording Apparatus VERA: Which stood for: Vision Electronic Recording Aperatus. Developed by BBC's Dr. Peter Axon in 1952. VERA ran half inch tape past fixed ferrite heads, which had 0.5 micron permalloy gaps, at 192 IPS. 21 inch diameter reels gave a playing time of 15 minutes. VERA was used, on the air for a hort while, in 1958.


Last updated: January 09, 2005