Thursday, March 11, 2010

Don't forget in the early days we needed a standards converter to play tapes in Europe & South America. Red was quite a guy, he did a lot of tape to film transfers. He transferred a cassette tape for me to 16mm which I was able to project at the Imax theater onto a screen & the picture was acceptaby clean, beautiful. There was a B/W film recorder which Red had that you could take the film & go right to a projector & play. It was pre-tape & as I understand was used mostly for news. Unfortunately Stan Greene in his infinite wisdom gave it away & according to Steiger, cost CBS a number of paying clients. Was that what was called a Kinescope recording? Red knew the value of film & worked everyday to bring in more inside/outside work for his department.