The EMI 203 was a 4 1/2" image orthicon camera used in the UK by BBC Television and ITV. European broadcasters included RAI(Italy)and MTV(Hungary). The camera had a four-lens mechanical turret with a blanking plate which could be removed. This enabled the camera image tube to be inserted. A special plate could hold also a fifth lens or diascope. Larger picture shows camera rear with functioning viewfinder and cue light.
The EMI 2001 was a late-1960s four-tube colour tv camera used by most British tv broadcasters-and in particular-for over twenty years by BBC Television. This camera was used in studios and on outside broadcasts. Integral zoom lens. Liked by cameramen.
EMI produced in the early 1950s a battery operated portable tape recorder referred to as the 'Reporter'. This machine had three record speeds. The original models had valves. Much used by BBC documentary makers and news, the picture shows also an STC 4032G moving coil hand mic (ca:1955). Recorder non operating.
The CPS (Cathode Potential Stabilised) EMITRON 10764 was an Orthicon-type monochrome low velocity imaging tube devised originally by RCA in the mid 1930s. A forerunner of the Image Orthicon, the Orthicon design first saw US tv service in 1941. The UK-built EMI CPS 10764 was installed at the BBC's Lime Grove studios in 1956.(Earlier CPS Emitron Orthicon types had been used by the BBC since 1948). The CPS 10764 image quality was much admired in the production gallery although on the home receiver the picture always looked 'soft'.
The EMI 201 was a 'low cost' broadcast camera using a Vidicon type b/w imaging tube. Not intended for main production use, the EMI 201 could be found in news studios and educational establishments. The pedestal is a Vinten 459 'lightweight' model. Rig is suitable for theatre use