One inch video recorder

Sony BVH-3100PS

This is our one inch recorder – it is about 30 years old. We keep it running in A1 condition.

 

Sony BVH 3100
The main-stay of broadcasters in the 1970’s to 1980’s.
Sony BVH 3100
These machines weigh 67 kg. They work a bit like a tape recorder.
Sony BVH 3100
It was normal it use two tracks for stereo. A third track is used for time code. Sometimes the 4th track was used for alternative audio.
Sony BVH 3100
You might think it looks a little primitive, but they produce a good quality picture and were generally reliable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We use it mainly to make digital copies, either onto tape or capture as a digital file.