Artifact Details

Title

Historic film transfer to VHS, Monaco 1998-04-06

Catalog Number

102694974

Type

Moving Image

Publisher

Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Chemistry Department

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number 1008
Deprecated CHM identification number F 12.83

Duration

00:05:20

Format

VHS

Description

binary code, chem, core, DEC, Digital, intro, language, mass spectromet, PDP 8/I, programming, x/y plot Duplicate print, in worse condition (magenta). Do not transfer.Produced with a grant from DEC. Introduces basic computing principles, terms i.e. accumulator, buffer, logic circuit, ferrite core memory, origin of "bit," octal equivalents, program languages (Assembly), set/ask/type instructions, signal averaging. DEC hardware featured throughout incl. PDP 8/I (49k bit). 1520: "25 calculations in 5 minutes." Exlnt explanation of how binary switching works. Chemical apps introduced ~12 min in. Mass spectrometry. H-P curve follower. 27:00: IBM 360 shown.
Additional information written on outside of tape is: "16mm Film to tape transfer @ 24 FPS TC: 02:00 TC Windows 4/6/98."