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Old 09-11-2008, 00:07
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Anyone know what VT actually stands for
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Old 09-11-2008, 00:11
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Anyone know what VT actually stands for
video tape

as in Run VT

I guess most reports are digital now but the name sticks
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Old 09-11-2008, 00:12
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ok, thanks tellyaddict
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:29
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video tape

as in Run VT

I guess most reports are digital now but the name sticks
Also referred to as VTR. A lot of Americans used to call it Ampex after the manufacturer. Interestingly it tends to be VT in most languages as it does not translate easily into Mandarin or Japanese.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:09
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I imagine the term VT will stick long after anyone even remembers what videotape was.

It's one of those archaic technical terms like dialling a phone number. When's the last time you actually did that rather than pushing buttons?
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Old 09-11-2008, 13:13
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Also referred to as VTR. A lot of Americans used to call it Ampex after the manufacturer. Interestingly it tends to be VT in most languages as it does not translate easily into Mandarin or Japanese.
VTR stands for Video Tape Recorder...
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Old 09-11-2008, 13:17
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I imagine the term VT will stick long after anyone even remembers what videotape was.

It's one of those archaic technical terms like dialling a phone number. When's the last time you actually did that rather than pushing buttons?
Hardly archaic, video tape is still a very widely used medium in television production - and likely to be so for many years to come.

.. and I'm sitting beside my rather nice dial telephone.
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Old 09-11-2008, 13:19
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Hardly archaic, video tape is still a very widely used medium in television production - and likely to be so for many years to come.
Indeed. We still uses miles and miles of the stuff. The term is still in current use to describe a 'VT package' too - as in "we'll go to the interview after that last VT"...
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Old 09-11-2008, 13:20
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Indeed. We still uses miles and miles of the stuff. The term is still in current use to describe a 'VT package' too - as in "we'll go to the interview after that last VT"...
.. and 'we' do too.
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