It started with a workbench and some taperecorders on it - 'cause the R2R-machines (Revox, Teac Tandberg, Telefunken etc) were there first. This is great stuff, too.
And then there was a first professional-standard Sony, a DXC-1800 which was a dream when I was a boy. Great design, quite ergonomic and a cool, upright installed viewfinder! - So I bought it to let the young mans dream come true - lately.
Well than there was the DXC 1800s follow up, the 1820. The 1820 then got an Umatic recorder, the recorder was then attached to a BVP-330 (what a great camera that was!) and so forth..
Today, there are about 180 cams of various types that means: ENG- and Studio-Broadcast Cameras, professional and home stuff and even some film cameras from the super 8 and 16mm segment.
Together with that, the accessories came in, such as recorders (I have an Ampex VPR-5!), lens, monitors etc.
Amazing enough, most of that old equipment is still working fine. Sometimes some light adjustments are needed (registration, black, gamma, gain levels), sometimes it can be more (tube setup) and I am over challenged. - I'm just a technician not an repairman or an engineer..
To be prepared for the more easier jobs, a tektronix 601 and Kyoritsu Light Pattern Box are at my side and sometimes we get the old crap running again.
And you wouldn't believe how well an almost 30 years old Sony BVP-330P can perform!
For a good reason, Plumbicons, even after the introduction of the CCDs, stayed on the marked for a long time..
The beginning- as as a workplace more designed for open reel recorders
A Panasonic WV-890-P3 (rare!) gets it's first after shipping check
Checking gamma, kneeing, blacklevel, shading, dark current etc.
Grayscale chart in the light pattern box. There is also a registration chart