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When was the video recorder invented?

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05/18/2008

The first video recorder was made in 1956 by Ampex. It weighed about 1 ton because of all the vacuum tube electronics, equipment racks and the recorder base. It was of course, a black and white recorder, using 2" wide video tape on open reels and could only record for one hour with helical scan video heads.