Here’s some vintage VHS booklets when the medium was new. Video the Better Way: A New Art for a New Age. JVC VHS. There are five booklets in here, Basics, Production, Enhancement, Applications, and Supplements. I’m going to be putting this on eBay unless one of my gentle readers contacts me today. I don’t remember seeing a copyright date, but it does mention the equipment lineup “as of December 1980.” I couldn’t scan it without damaging the binding, so I took photos as best as I could.
When I first saw this on the shelf, I thought it was an old tape, but when I was it was a set of booklets in a VHS-tape sized container, I thought, “How cool!”
I didn’t actually know anyone who owned a VCR until about 1985. Before that we had to rent the machine along with the movie, and it wasn’t cheap. It was cheaper to go out to eat or cruse around all night.
“Possibilities for introducing Video into your life.” I like how Video is capitalized.
Look at the size of those VCRs and cameras! VCRs with wired remotes!
Check out the map of the world’s color and black and white TV broadcasting systems.