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The effort needed to dig back that far might be worth a article. That's not VHS. Possibly it was saved on film, but it looks more like video tape. Probably a standard that's in the dust bins of technical history. (Anyone remember U-matic?)
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RussellHltn wrote:The effort needed to dig back that far might be worth a article. That's not VHS. Possibly it was saved on film, but it looks more like video tape. Probably a standard that's in the dust bins of technical history. (Anyone remember U-matic?)

Throughout the 70s and 80s conference was recorded on 1" Type B Video Tape. Starting sometime in the early 90s the standard switched to Digital Betacam Tape. Due to the age of the 1" tape it has started to deteriorate which is one of the reasons this digitization effort was started.

It has been quite the process to digitize and encode all of the content for web delivery and many people have been involved. We're glad to hear that it is being used!
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RussellJD wrote:Throughout the 70s and early 80s conference was recorded on 1" Type B Video Tape.

I miss the 2" tapes from the 60s. Did any of them survive, or is early 70s as far back as conference is going to go online?
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RussellJD wrote:Starting sometime in the 80s the standard switched to Digital Betacam Tape.

According to the linked article, Digital Betacam wasn't introduced until 1993. Perhaps it started with a earlier Betacam format and then switched to Digital?
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RussellHltn wrote:According to the linked article, Digital Betacam wasn't introduced until 1993. Perhaps it started with a earlier Betacam format and then switched to Digital?

My bad--I thought DigiBeta started sooner. The format was 1" until the Digital Betacam era. I've edited my post to reflect the correct dates.
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lajackson wrote:I miss the 2" tapes from the 60s. Did any of them survive, or is early 70s as far back as conference is going to go online?

The church has preserved video of conference since the first televised conference in 1949. Currently the scope of the project that is currently being worked on will only publish back to 1970 online while digitizing back further for preservation purposes.
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Another weekly update

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1992/10
Saturday Afternoon

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1992/04

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1991/10
Sunday Afternoon

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1991/04
Saturday Morning
Saturday Afternoon

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1990/10
Sunday Afternoon
Happiness Is Homemade (File fixed.)

If there's a goal to have this all done by October, it sure looks like it'll be done in time!
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Another update.

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1987/04
Saturday Morning
Saturday Afternoon
Sunday Morning
Sunday Afternoon

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1982/04
Welfare Session
The Power of Family Prayer John H. Groberg
Let Us Go Up to the House of God L. Tom Perry
Sailing Safely the Seas of Life
Tithing: An Opportunity to Prove Our Faithfulness
Priesthood Marion G. Romney

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1982/10
Welfare Session - All but the first talk is new.

The Lord Expects Righteousness Spencer W. Kimball
What This Work Is All About Gordon B. Hinckley
The Priesthood of Aaron Gordon B. Hinckley
The Power of the Priesthood Marion G. Romney
The Meaning of Maturity Derek A. Cuthbert
Pure Religion Marvin J. Ashton
“Be of Good Cheer” Neal A. Maxwell
Be a Friend, a Servant, a Son of the Savior Robert E. Wells

If some one that's doing this reads this, it would be great to have the video of this talk....

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/1 ... y-of-jesus

This is where Bruce R. McConkie gives us his I Believe in Christ poem, that as we all know, got turned in to a hymn.
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Another update

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1989/10
Saturday Afternoon

Murmur Not
A Word of Benediction

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1989/04
Sunday Afternoon

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1988/10
What Think Ye of Christ?
Hallmarks of a Happy Home

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1988/04
The Aaronic Priesthood—a Gift from God
To the Single Adult Brethren of the Church

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1985/04
Pursuing Excellence

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1983/10
The Word Is Commitment
Let Us Go Forward!

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1983/04
A Principle with a Promise
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Another update today.

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/2001/10
Saturday Afternoon

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/2001/04
To Bear Testimony of Mine Only Begotten L. Aldin Porter

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1996/04
Saturday Morning

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1993/04
Cat’s Cradle of Kindness Chieko N. Okazaki
Back to Gospel Basics L. Tom Perry
“A Prophet’s Testimony” Gordon B. Hinckley

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1992/10
Sunday Afternoon

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1990/10
Sunday Afternoon

Plus

The Many Witnesses of Jesus Christ and His Work James M. Paramore
The Straight and Narrow Way Joseph B. Wirthlin
Days Never to Be Forgotten Thomas S. Monson
Happiness Is Homemade LeGrand R. Curtis

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1990/04
Blessed Are the Merciful Gordon B. Hinckley

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1984/10
Prepare for a Mission R. LaVell Edwards

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1983/10
Become a Star Thrower David B. Haight

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1983/04
Enriching Family Life James E. Faust

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/1982/10
Love All David B. Haight
“My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures” J. Richard Clarke
Believers and Doers Mark E. Petersen
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