The Service

WHAT before HOW — CONTENT before TECHNIQUE

In Commerce, in Industry, in Institutions — whatever the applications — interactive video is only as good as its software.

That is why THORN EMI VIDEODISC is making available a comprehensive service you can draw on, ranging from the development of the initial idea right through to the delivery of the system — and beyond.

Consultancy

Consideration of a videodisc system may involve major investment decisions by a company. Careful planning of both software and hardware requirements is needed.

THORN EMI Videodisc can provide it full consultancy and advisory’ service to translate these needs into decisions, and then actions.

Programme Design

THORN EMI has the videodisc design experience. This experience is available to your team to assist in the development and design of your interactive programmes. Help can be given with the new conceptual approach, flow-charting and with technical requirements.

Production

Our Software Advice Centre is available to work with your own in-house video or film unit, or with your chosen production and facility companies, keeping a close liaison with both creative and technical teams.

Post Production

We will monitor progress during this important phase and ensure that the programme design, programme material and videodisc technical capabilities are correctly integrated.

Premastering

We will supervise this final post-production stage where the video and audio information is committed to 1″C Format video tape.

Our associate company THORN EMI Video Facilities is able to quote favourable rates for this stage of the work. They are one of London’s leading video facilities companies and have gained unique experience in videodisc pre-mastering.

Making the Disc

Our own factory at Swindon is dedicated to the mastering and pressing of VHD videodiscs for the commercial, industrial and institutional markets.

Installation

The VHD videodisc players will be delivered and installed by trained THORN EMI personnel. Demonstrations will be given to familiarise staff with the system.

The Service Continues

Apart from maintenance and warranty arrangements, we offer to monitor — with the user — the effectiveness of this new form of communication and will advise on future applications.

WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT TECHNOLOGY IS NOT USED FOR ITS OWN SAKE.

Author: Thorn EMI Videodisc

Thorn EMI was formed in 1979 from the merger of Thorn Electrical Industries, manufacturers of lightbulbs, radios and televisions, and Electric and Musical Industries, with interests in film distribution, television and music. The two demerged in 1996.

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