Another artifact from International Video Corporation. Introduced in the
mid 1970's, this is a stand alone full color VTR. A second feature is slow
motion playback capability. The first photo shows the top of the transport,
the second photo is a close up shot of the scanner assembly and the last
photo is of an actual video tape head. The one inch wide tape is wrapped
completely around the head drum, traveling in a counter clockwise direction,
entering at the lower left and exiting at the lower right (of the image).
Since the feed reel sits lower than the take up reel, tape travels "upwards",
in a helix, as it traverses the circumference of the drum. This scanner
has only one video head, which protrudes a minute distance from the drum,
and contacts the tape. When running, the scanner spins the head around
60 times a second in B/W mode and 59. 94 times per second in
||color. The rear portion of the
video head is visible inside the drum at about the "9 O'clock" position.
also has two audio tracks, one of which (channel two) can be re-recorded
after the fact. There are controls to set both audio and video input and
output levels and meters to monitor those. There is a separate control
for color lock and another for variable speed slow motion playback. Additional
controls are provided for tracking and tape tension adjustments as well.
The connector panel contains jacks for video input, color (corrected) video
output, raw (unprocessed) video output, audio inputs and outputs, AC power
and remote control. This machine is heavy, weighing around 75 pounds (34
WANTED: Vintage magazine articles or any other information
on this and any other IVC machines.