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Re: How Perl Saved BayCon TV

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 21, 2007 at 22:29 UTC ( #622687=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How Perl Saved BayCon TV

Great job, Stephen! But what I don't understand is why BayCon abandoned the procedure that worked perfectly for us from '83 through '86: We made 8-hour master tapes (on the highest quality videotape we could find) IN ADVANCE OF THE CON that required the BCTV supervisor to change a tape ONLY three times a day. The entire process for each day's program took about 15 minutes, total, including cueing stuff up, etc. -- no one was a prisoner in their room. Early VHS tapes made at the 8-hour speed weren't great, but with the advent of S-VHS, even at the 8-hour speed, the overall quality of the image was pretty good. Besides, we didn't want to encourage video piracy (ask me about AnimeCon '91 some time!), just give the fans a default setting for their televisions while they were attending BayCon. --John McLaughlin (BayCon Co-Founder)


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