Author Topic: Apollo 16 footage played on Ampex Quadruplex video reel VR-2000B  (Read 312 times)

Offline apollo16uvc

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On my request, Zdenek digitized his 2 inch Ampex Quadruplex reel labled Apollo 16.

Thank you very much Zdenek for making this possible.



More might come from an other, much bigger +10inch reel that may contain Apollo 17 footage.

2 inch Ampex Quadruplex reel, labled Apollo 16 being played on restored Ampex VR-2000B. Contains AS 16 Launch, live footage and splashdown.

Raw unedited footage of the tape from 3:01

Source:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3ExkfhdI7Y


Uploads to internet made by me in case YT source goes down:

This video file has been downloaded from YT with 4kvideodownloader set to original resolution, MP4.

As long as the YT link is still up, it is preferred as it naturally has less compression than this download. That is the nature of YT video and lossy codexes, it is out of my hands.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxS3Nsrmk63eMnJpdndualJPNGM/view?usp=sharing
https://archive.org/details/AS16AMPEX1

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« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 02:13:50 PM by apollo16uvc »
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Re: Apollo 16 footage played on Ampex Quadruplex video reel VR-2000B
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 02:23:18 PM »
This is of course a punch in the nuts for anyone who claims NASA edited the live footage they put online, or made it recently for the internet.
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Re: Apollo 16 footage played on Ampex Quadruplex video reel VR-2000B
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 03:49:27 PM »
Pretty amazing footage that show just how mundane and "routine" Lunar surface operations were.
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Re: Apollo 16 footage played on Ampex Quadruplex video reel VR-2000B
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 08:50:03 AM »
Not being an electrical engineer, what is the black vertical bar in the monitor of the play back machine.  The right hand monitor doesn't have it so I'm guessing this is some sort of phase shift?
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Re: Apollo 16 footage played on Ampex Quadruplex video reel VR-2000B
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 09:18:10 AM »
Not being an electrical engineer, what is the black vertical bar in the monitor of the play back machine.  The right hand monitor doesn't have it so I'm guessing this is some sort of phase shift?
The monitor on the VR-2000B can display the video signal on different stages through the electronics. I am guessing at that moment it was displaying the video signal before it got phase corrected.
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Re: Apollo 16 footage played on Ampex Quadruplex video reel VR-2000B
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 01:52:31 PM »
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