The Television VT Operator
The job of the VT (video tape) operator is to record and playback video material on a tape machine, disk recorder or computer-based system. This can be in a live production setting or post-production editing session.
In some situations this job can be as easy as pressing record, rewind and play. In other situations it can be very demanding, requiring a high level of coordination, fast hands and quick thinking.
For more information see VT Operations.
The VT operator must:
- Have a good working knowledge of video recording systems.
- Be able to use a variety of record/playback systems, including edit controllers, jog/shuttle dials, editing software, etc.
- Understand the program requirements related to their position.
- Be able to think and act quickly.