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1956 March 14

Ampex VTR demonstration

Ampex VTR demonstration
Photo: Ampex

The public demonstration of Ampex two-inch quadruplex videotape recording and playback at the Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago during the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters convention. Within a year, all three US networks and many foreign broadcasters ordered the new machines.

 

Ampex team
Photo: Ampex

The team that built the Ampex VTR with the Emmy Award presented to the company for its technical achievement: (from the left) Charles E Anderson, Ray Dolby, Alex Maxey, Shelby Henderson, Charles Ginsburg and Fred Pfost.

 

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