Looking for an Ampex ADO or similar Vintage DVE system

va-vid

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I know that no one in this forum is much interested in vintage analog equipment, but I bet there are some old timers like me around. I'm a video artist in need of a functional DVE system with target frame store capability, to make "trails." These are typically large, heavy multi-box systems (the very definition of obsolete). I know that there must be a few that missed the trip to the dump hiding in closets and collecting dust. I'm looking for suggestions for how to find one. Ebay is a joke. Periodically a console interface box shows up, but it is useless without the rest.
 
If I still had the NEC DVE (I bought used from Osmond Studios around 1988) I'd be happy to let you have it for free . . . if you could afford the shipping. If I recall, the operator's console weighed about 30 lbs. and the rack-mount guts of thing was probably over 50 lbs. It gave me some great capabilities for it's day, but now my iPhone has 100x more power. How times have changed.

I hadn't thought about that DVE for years. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Also brings up memories of my old Quanta CG, Chyron, Video Toaster, VideoCube, Strataspehere, Paltex Abner, Pyxis, and tons more obsolete stuff. But it all earned good money, so no regrets.
 
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I know that no one in this forum is much interested in vintage analog equipment, but I bet there are some old timers like me around. I'm a video artist in need of a functional DVE system with target frame store capability, to make "trails." These are typically large, heavy multi-box systems (the very definition of obsolete). I know that there must be a few that missed the trip to the dump hiding in closets and collecting dust. I'm looking for suggestions for how to find one. Ebay is a joke. Periodically a console interface box shows up, but it is useless without the rest.

WOW! An ADO. Ampex's ground braking DVE. Down here, it was AU$110.000 for a single channel of ADO-100. Add another $90K if you wanted a second channel. Everybody was doing page-turns and page-rolls to death. But back then we were getting $800 an hour for editing on an online three 'C' format 1" machine CMX based suite.

In fact, my first major online NLE was a discreet edit* suite running a Targa RTX card with a real-time 3D Abekas Dveous card, which was basically an ADO-100 in an NLE environment.

Your post got me curious. I see a linear suite one sold here for $86.00. Good luck in finding one!

Chris Young

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...08&acctid=1581

 
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