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Old 02-08-2019, 12:47 PM
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I'm sure that by 1971 CBS TV City in Hollywood had been using Norelco color cameras for some time. I believe that NBC was still using RCA TK-41 Cameras on many of their live/taped shows during this same period.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:20 PM
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This was taken from Get-TV recently. I find this image and the other shots I took to look artificial/unnatural. Can’t put my finger on it.
It's most likely due to digital compression when it is broadcast. I'm in the A/V business and we refer to this as the "soap opera effect", it's most noticeable on LED TVs unless you change settings in the TV to get rid of it. Artificial lighting effects and no depth of field is the result.

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Old 02-09-2019, 11:49 PM
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TK-41 and Norelco Plumbicon comparison.

Everything was analog in 1971 except the transmission methods broadcast today.

Another shot from the same show. The image looks flat and shiny like plastic with the Plumbicon camera in this particular CBS studio.

Here is a NBC studio shot with a TK-41. 1973. I think there is more depth and range in the facial tones.

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