“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, April 2, 2012

That Toni Basil Video

Thanks guys but I already know about color separation overlay (“chroma key”). What I want to know is, what is the computer platform that is producing the colors and other graphics in the videos (see the previous post)?

1 comment:

mawty said...

Hey Tim,

It was probably something like The Grass Valley Systems Video Switcher. These were introduced in 1969 an included a number of built in wipes/effects/chroma key abilities. The following website has some photos from a dallas TV station. Lots of TV stations and schools use these. We used an early 70's one at my high school.