Vintage B/W Video Cameras
New Addition 010316
197?: Concord MTC-21 Small B/W Studio Camera.
This is also a very small
studio camera of the early to mid 1970's. Manual or automatic level controls
gave the operator some options of control. It uses a 1" vidicon tube preceded
here by my spare monster lens, a Fujinon 14 mm - 70 mm) f 2 zoom lens.
This is the only lens I have for 1" tube cameras. This camera is actually
two pieces. The actual camera and an (apparently) optional viewfinder monitor.
This unit will require a lot of TLC before it is working again.
The camera portion has
three switches ~ Power On & Off / ALC On & Off / Sync INT &
EXT. Three screwdriver adjustments are for vidicon beam, focus and target
voltage setup. Three jacks: Sync In, Sync Out & Video Output.
The viewfinder monitor
has the standard four operator controls (knobs) on the viewfinder; Contrast,
Brightness, H. Hold & V. Hold. A unique feature of this monitor is
that the AC power for the camera is routed through it to the camera.
Thus it has an AC input jack and a (switched) AC out jack for the camera.
Two other jacks on the viewfinder include VTR and Camera (In). There are
two switches. One for 75 ohms or Hi-Z termination of the camera video.
Hi-Z would be selected if a VTR were connected and 75 ohms for stand alone
operation. The other swithc is, of course, AC On & Off.
Another freaky thing
about the viewfinder is that it is labeled "Concord", plain as day, on
the front but, on the bottom it says it is manufactured by Javeline Electronics,
model 3-VM1. Go figure!
HIGHLY DESIRED: Service
manual, operator's manual. Anyone know the pin-outs for the DIN jack on
this little fellow?
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