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December 7, 2016

IEEE Milestone dedication ceremony video online

A video recording of the 2016 ceremony in Stanford’s Green Library dedicating the Ampex videotape recorder as an IEEE Milestone is available at Engineering and Technology History Wiki, which states: “In 1956, Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, California, introduced the first practical videotape recorder for television stations and networks to produce and time-shift broadcasts, replacing impractical ‘kinescope’ movie film previously used to record TV.

The Emmy-award-winning Ampex ‘VTR’ analog-video standard ruled broadcasting and video production worldwide for twenty years.”  The dedication plaque and an original Ampex VRX-1000 are currently on display in the lobby of Green Library.