Times Sure Have Changed

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F/ 11.0, 1/60, ISO 200.

Day 328 / 365

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.

Interesting Fact: After several attempts by other companies, the first commercially successful VTR, the Ampex VRX-1000, was introduced in 1956 by Ampex Corporation.[17] At a price of US$50,000 in 1956, and US$300 for a 90-minute reel of tape, it was intended only for the professional market.  ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHS#History )

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21 Comments

  1. I never messed with video tapes, but audio tape is another story. I started with reel to reel in the late 60’s moved to 8-track then cassette tapes in the 70’s, to CDs in the 80’s to digital tapes in the 90’s, and then to computer, DVDs and iPod after the turn of the century. Since then its been computer, various generations of iPods to the iPhone and The Cloud.

  2. Great retrospective. The ugly question is how many people/organizations still have video on the older media (to include Betamax) that they never moved over and are at risk of losing totally as the machines that read them reach a point where they cannot be repaired. What a tangled web we weave when in transfers we do not believe.

    • I am sure still a lot of people have them and never move them to digital. It’s a shame losing all those old memories. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing. 🙂

  3. I still remember these castes – used to watch Donnie Darko in those :*

    • I do too, but I don’t miss rewinding them. 🙂 Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. 🙂

      • Lol, rewinding is never going to be missed – it is only a symbol, which reminds me of old times and how fast good things fly away :(.

      • Yeah I know, sometimes I wonder how much i do miss the simple times. Even though I don’t miss the rewinding, I think I was more excited back in the day to watch VHS tape then a digital now. 🙂

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