|The 1970s was the decade of consolidation and change for the BBC and Television Recording. It was the decade in which the growth of outside facilities houses began and, as a result, the exodus of Television Recording engineers and editors changed the face of the Department.
Timecode editing became the norm, offline editing grew from an experiment to become the way forward. VT reorganised with Senior Recording Engineers, record pairs and transmission suites. The Ampex HS100 video disc became the device for slow motion. By the end of the decade, the end was in site for the old quad format we had grown up with and the brave new world of helical scan was about to come to an edit suite near you. It was also the decade of the Christmas Tapes and Television Recording staff travelled to New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and Germany on foreign operations for Sports Department.