What's New, LabGuy?
The first part of a site rebuild has been uploaded tonight. This is my first essay called, "What is a video tape recorder". Please check it out and notify me of all the typos and factual errors within. Be kind, this is the first rough draft. It will eventually be amended to include source references. A first for me.
Apologies for the lack of updates to this site for some time now. It has come to the point where a complete rebuild is once again in order. As you humble Labguy evolves personally, new ideas begin to flow through his mind. The site's size is so subsatantial it becomes quite a formidable project. I am considering a new look or style as well as improved writing and a better, more detailed, presentation of the subject matter. A site rebuild is under way.
Will be posting some updated history about the earliest days of Dage. An early Amercian video company that did great things starting in the late 1940s and persisting through the 1960s and beyond. Thanks go to Roy Foerster for the wonderful insights.
Back on topic now, most of my recently produced "extinct video" subjects have actually been videos that are posted to my [videolabguy YouTube] channel. Be sure to check them out. More videos are to be added later today.
On a final note to myself, I repaired a brokn bit of code on the manuals for sale page.
Attended the 2011 Early Television Foundation convention, visited Paul Beck, John Turner and Dave Sica,on the U.S. east coast, along with my pal from Cannes France, Bruno Merlier. What a vactaion! Traveled 8,400 miles in total and visited many video/tv museums and private collections. I gave a presentation at ETF on the subject of AT&T picturephones. That was fun! Showed my Sony prototype CV-2000 and AT&T Picturephone in public for the first time. This is the first Labguy artifacts to ever be shown in public! In fact, these devices remain on display in Hilliard, Ohio (Columbus), at the Early Television Foundation, for the time being. Get out there and see them if you can.
Continuing to produce HD videos with my new Canon camcorder. Been
editing and uploading these videos to YouTube like a maniac since
returning home a bit over a week ago. Just rebuilt the "Actual Videos Page"
on this site this evening, to include the YouTube embedded versions of
my YouTube page. Can't access these from too many portals, can we now?
Bought an HD camcorder. Finally. Installed the video editing software on the new computer. Managed to make a first video that would make a night school drop-out proud. I followed the "Keep it simple, stupid!" rule. You be the judge. See it here: [VIDEO: 1964 Sony CV-2000 Prototype Videocorder].
Read about the CV-2000 and three other remarkable rare videocorders here: [Four Prototype Sony Videocorders].
Added Panasonic WV-41P and WV-361P small studio cameras service manual to the [SERVICE MANUALS FOR SALE PAGE]. Available by regular post or electronic down load delivery.
There will be a new section on Labguy's World soon. [PICTUREPHONE PAGE] I have been restoring some original AT&T Western Electric Picturephones to operation. Got first light one week ago. With problems, of course. Stay tuned.
Happy New Year again! 2010 was
a great year for LGW. Let's hope the economy picks up so I can continue
to add insane historical facts to this site in 2011.
To see years 2007 to 2010 What's New pages, [CLICK HERE].
Created: January 2, 2011, Last updated: June 18, 2011