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Originally posted by baphomet420
reply to post by kinda kurious
the video recorders that they use have a chip with a codec in it to "scramble or encrypt" the video because it is "classified information"
they also have players that they can view the tapes that have the decryption codec chip..
by lifting the video, i mean someone stole it... obviously the military did not release it...
and no, they do not rerecord over tapes to save cost...
The VSC-80B meets the next generation operation needs of the AH-64
Reliable operation in severe military environments, including explosive
2 hours recording time vs. 60 minutes
Scan-converted 525-line video recording with high-quality video imaging
Inexpensive and readily available Hi-8mm or 8mm videocassettes
Compatibility with low-cost commercial playback equipment
Minimum size and weight
High reliability, maintainability and supportability
the TEAC/Merlin system includes a standard 525-line V-80AB-F Hi-8mm and a scan converter that converts the 875-line RS-343 video signal to an RS-170 "standard" 525-line format prior to recording.