The Hybrid Video Processor is the core piece of equipment we use for
automated video editing. It is basically an edit controller, but with
many more features than commercially available products offer. Among these
is the ability to control up to 24 VCRs, read as well as encode time codes,
closed captions, and complete frames of digital data (for data archiving).
A hybrid processor, in computer terms, is one which incorporates both digital and analog technologies. The HVP3 uses a computer to control everything, but the video never leaves the analog domain.
Shown here is the model 3, which is now obsolete, but still demonstrates many useful techniques. Explanations of the various sections will be added later, just getting the CAD drawings to reflect the true state of the machine took quite a while this month. So, for now, just poke around the various drawings.
Having difficulty reading the drawings? The complete collection of drawings in scalable PIC format should help.