LabGuy's World: Extinct Technicolor
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|Technicolor (Funai) CVC format Video Recorders
||Model 212D: Japan's Funai joined forces with
Technicolor to create the Compact Video Cassette (CVC) system in the early
1980's. This was the lightest and most portable recording system of it's
time. Widely known as the "Technicolor Format," it used quarter-inch cassettes
that were generally only available in a 30-minute length - a factor that
contributed to the format's downfall. In the late 80's, a few desperate
retailers stuck with large inventories of unsold CVC units tried to unload
them as 8mm VCR's." Picture quality was better than some VHS models of
the same period. Photo: www.ebay.com.
||Model 335E: New!
This model included a small color TV monitor (no TV receiver) along with
the 1/4" VCR. The "E" suffix stands for "European". That means it uses
the PAL color system. Does anyone know what the "D" suffix on the other
models means? Photo: Brono Merlier.
||Model 412D: This model included a small color
TV receiver and monitor combo for off air recording or for on the spot
video presentations. Photo: Labguy.
Last updated: January 09, 2005