VR (Virtual Recorder)

The VR was introduced by ASC Audio Video Corporation in the mid-1990s, and was one of the first examples of a hard-disk recorder being used in television broadcast for replays, simple edits, etc.

The VR uses a proprietary video codec and comes assembled in a rack-mounted case with SCSI drives and standard x86 PC components. The standard distribution includes very basic record and playback functions (more options are available as add-on software). Control can be via a qwerty keyboard, mouse, and/or external controller through RS-422 serial port.

Features include simple VCR-style controls, timing and configuration windows, playlist and editing functions.

Manufacturer Details:
ASC Audio Video Corporation
3816 Burbank Boulevard
Burbank, CA. 91505

Illustrations

VR
CPU

VR With Cover Removed
With Cover Removed

Screenshot 1
VR and Audio Windows, with Video Configuration and Playlist underneath

Screenshot 2
Preferences Window

Screenshot 3
Time Code Options

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