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PHOTO CAPTION (NEW COLLEGE) New video tape recording unit, given to New College by the General Electric Company, is tried out by an undergraduate. At right on the tripod is th camera, and underne th th monitor being adjusted by the student is the cabin t for the taping equipment. Faculty and students anticipate many uses for the new unit.
NEWS RELEASE NEw CoLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 1 40 -10/31/67 813 / 355-7131 Ref.: Furman C. Arthur FOR l}WffiDIATE RELEASE: SARASOTA--A unified television system, tvhich can store visual impressions on tape, has been given to Netv College by the General Electric CompAny. The compact video tape equipment, t-1hich includes a camera, recording unit and has many uses for an educational institution and is the fitst such equipment in College's audio-visual laboratory. General Electric made the gift under its Educational Support Program, which regularly assists all levels of education. Introduction of the equipment immediately made available to faculty and students a number of netv possibilities for classroom and individual Since it is completely contained in itw own console, the equipment may be moved from one location to another, making its use feasible on any part of the campus. The camera itself, almost completely solid state, is only slightly larger than a cigar box and automatically makes exposure and lighting adjustments. more -
NEW COLLEGE Page 2 The camera may be used either to store visual impressions on tape, or to bypass the tape and send the signal directly to the monitor, creating a closed circuit television system. Important lectures, events, or occasions may be saved on tape. Students may study their own performances in work or student debaters may compare their effectiveness by watching themselves on tape. Faculty may study their own effectiveness in the classroom or may tape lectures in advance if they are forced to miss a class. One of the first uses made of the equipment t-7as to film a special television musical program for later replay. President John Elmendorf said "Net-T College is very appreciative of this gift by General Electric of a video tape recorder. Its flexibility adds another dimension to our own program. "Since we encourage students to develop their own creative instincts, I think that it is quite possible that we shall find many interesting and rewarding ways to make this video tape recorder an effective instrument throughout the structure of the college." The General Electric gift equipment is housed in the audio-visual laboratory at the college and it is anticipated that it will eventually be-tied in with a planned campus-wide closed circuit television system. 30 -