Broadcast video (U-matic
, Betacam, digital Betacam)--independent and television documentary
The department's collection of about 1,000 U-matic
recordings fell victim to rapid deterioration and consequent failure of the U-matic
tapes and playback equipment.
But I sensed there may be long-term appeal in one lower-cost production medium--video tape, at that time available in VHS and U-matic
3/4" formats--so I took summer classes in video production to learn how to "crash edit" cuts-only video projects.
In No, Larrain integrates actual ads from both the Yes and No campaigns, and matches the look of '80s video by shooting the entire film with rebuilt U-matic
cameras on 3/4-inch magnetic tape, the default format for TV news shows at the time.
With doses of dark humor and witty criticism, as well as a remarkably raw look--imparted by the obsolete U-matic
cameras on which the film was shot--Larrain finishes his triptych on Chilean recent history with his most complex and elaborate film to date.
A Sony VP-9000 plays a 3/4-inch U-Matic
1971 Sony launches the first video cassette, the U-matic
Stored in multiple sites around the United Kingdom are over 600,000 hours of complete television programs, stockshots, and unedited or untransmitted material held on film, 2-inch and 1-inch videotape, and U-Matic
and Beta formats.
When they took me into their vault, I discovered that the titles were on 3/4 inch (u-matic
) NTSC TV standard masters.
Pic's crunchy visual texture is made up of an assortment of footage, including 35mm, 16mm and Super8 Sound stocks, plus Betacam, U-Matic
and Portapack footage.
The cable from the video camera was inserted into a Sony U-matic
3/4-inch video recorder and a Pioneer Elite DVR-7000 DVD recorder, producing both video and DVD recordings.