Ampex DR-10 videodisk

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Title

Ampex DR-10 videodisk

Description

Ampex DR-10 videodisk. The video disk provides storage for over 600 separate TV frames. Video sync is governed by an optical tachometer mechanically coupled to the disk. During loading, a gated oscillator is locked to the horizontal sync pulses and determines the rate and starting time for emptying the fast core registers onto the disk. Playback for display is completely compatible with standard TV, permitting use of the entire range of industry technology available as off-the-shelf hardware. Interfacing to a TV station is also possible for transmission of the satellite images and other interpretive material to the general public.

Subject

Videodiscs

Publisher

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center.

Rights

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

Identifier

SL0651

Date

1972

Source

Image appears on page 37 in McIDAS: An interim report on the development of the Man-computer Interactive Data Access System. SSEC Publication No.72.11.M3. See also SL0411-SL0418 and SL0645-SL0651 for photographs of related equipment taken at the same time.

Files

SL0651.jpg

Citation

“Ampex DR-10 videodisk,” Schwerdtfeger Library Digital Collections, accessed October 17, 2021, https://schwerdtfegerlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/6.

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