Monday, December 10, 2007

Cal Marotta

I remember the Marconi cameras very well. We used them on the Ed Sullivan show and two other game shows. I think they were the finest cameras around at the time .
The four channels (red ,blue ,green and b&w) allowed you to balance the colors to an infinite level by way of a level cancellation system which used micrometer adjustments
They were the only cameras that could be balanced without the encoders in the system. The encoders were balanced separately also to an infinite degree.
They were the finest cameras I ever worked on.The pictures had the quality of 35mm film.

Cal Marotta