Ampex VR-1200 Quadruplex VTRs
DDQ for many years had two VR-1200 2 inch quad machines for 'on air' playback duties.  These were great machines when well maintained and were the work-horses of presentation.  They played nearly all of the quad tape programmes to air, and with the right tech on duty, could be made to lock up in 3 to 4 seconds.  Still clearly remember shouting across telecine to the Co-ord.....
"FF & V on 2!    8 second pre-roll!    Days of our Lives on 3!    8 second pre-roll,  You have remote!

David King
Another pic of the VR-1200s can be viewed in the 'Ampex VPR-7903' Helical section.
Dave Powell - 25/09/2012 Add a comment