Pioneering CNN/TBS Pre-Computer animation

Before PC’s there was the 1-channel Ampex Digital Optics unit. Each plane in this animation is a tape machine, sometimes 4-8 videotape machines syncd together. Compostiting is cascaded luminance keys. Jay Cordova, Ga Tech student, created these in week-long overnight sessions in TBS Control A in Atlanta. This was his mid-80s composite demo.


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