This page lists our Studio Cameras by date, qty, capability and historical significance
If you want to see photos, click the Studio Camera page or the blue link below
RJR Props has over 50 Studio Cameras spanning the history of Television Cameras from 1940's to Present. Virtually all of our Studio Cameras are working! Our older tube cameras (1940's thru late 1970's) have been restored & upgraded to HD quality. They can provide an image on the viewfinder, and they have working red tally lights.
Our Sony SD cameras (1980s-1990s) are restored and working as well, providing SD video viatriax connection. They provide SD quality. However the SD cameras require that you rent our Studio Rack (with CCUs) in order to make the cameras work. Without the CCU (Camera Control Unit), they cannot give an image on the viewfinder or remotely. We added splitters to all the HD models, so your director can see exactly what the camera is seeing! Some productions use the video output from our cameras for their final product! Please call us if you need any help choosing the right cameras to rent for your production (404) 349-7600
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CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS and RESEARCHED DATES OF USE:
Brand & Model _Qty Date in Use Working _ Color Historic Background: Y/N
Norelco PC-60 Cameras 3 1964-1980s YES: HD Output** Color YES:*** Dick Clark's American Bandstand, Lawrence Welk,
Family Feud, Barney Miller, Soap, The Newlywed Game,
Let's Make A Deal, The Dating Game, many more shows.
Used at ABC TV Network in Hollywood Mid 60's - late 70's
Chuck Pharis confirmed that one camera came from
Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Chuck was the camera
man on every show through every season. Chuck was
given the cameras when the show closed as a gift for his
work, and because the cameras were considered "old".
Chuck sold one to cameras to us. Bobby Ellerbee sold
us our other two PC-60s. Bobby said they came from
WNEW in New York.
RCA TK44 Studio Camera 3 1968-1989 YES: HD Output** Color YES***: NBC Burbank Studios Tonight Show,
Cameras were also shared with other shows shot there
Two of our TK44's came from NBC Burbank Studios
The third TK44 came from another source.
Source #2:**** Confirmed by Bobby Ellerbee 8/19/2019
RCA TK46 Studio Camera 2 1976-1990s YES: HD Output** Color Source: **** TV Station in Alabama according to Bobby Ellerbee
RCA TK47 Studio Camera 10* 1976-2000 YES: HD Output** Color Source:*** Various TV stations nationwide
RCA TK60 Studio Camera 3 1958-1970s YES: HD Output** Color Possible WWJ Detroit, WXYZ Detroit, NBC Detroit Lansing
Source:*** 2 cameras came from ABC TV Network 1960s Hollywood
Source: **** WCVE TV Richmond VA, a PBS Station
General Electric PE-250 3 1966-1980s YES: HD Output** Color We are researching
RCA TK76 2 1976-1990 No: original cond Color Not known
Sony BVP-270 Studio Cameras 8 1980-2000s YES: SD Output Color TV Evangelical Station (4 working, 4 non-working)
**** Bobby Ellerbee says that some came from
WXIA Atlanta, and others came from a TV Station in
Ikegami HK-312 Studio Camera 3 1980-2000s Untested Color Source:*** ABC TV Network in NY. Must confirm with Bobby Ellerbee
YES: **** From Regis & Kathy Lee Show in NY 1980s
Ikegami HK-377 Studio Camera 1 1990-2000s Untested Color We are researching
Philips LDK6A Studio Camera 4 1984-2000s Untested Color Source:*** Original ESPN Studio in CT. Then sold to
Home Shopping Network.
Network in Kansas. Purchased by Chuck Pharis in 2015.
Sold to RJR in 2019.
Philips LDK10 Studio Camera 2 1990-2000s YES: SD Output Color We are researching
Other Studio Cameras are also Available (they are not yet listed!)
.....................................TOTAL 48 Studio Cameras
Brand Model Qty Date Used Working Color:Y/N Historic:Y/N__
TRIPODS AND PEDESTALS:
RCA Houston Fearless Tirpod 1 Late 1940's - 1980s YES N/A YES: **** Bobby Ellerby verified the Tripod came from Studio 3H NY. Studio 3H is the most historic studio in the world. It's where TV started.
The Howdy Doody Show and many others began there. The Tripod was
presented with a TK30 camera as a gift to Paty Weaver from NBC
STUDIO RACKS FOR RENT:
TV Studio Racks 8 1980-2000s YES: SD and HD Color From various Television Studios
CAMERA CONTROLS FOR RENT:
(Camera Control Room Equipment)
RCA TM-6C Camera Monitor 8 1954-1970s No:Orig condition Color Source:*** Unknown TV Station in TX mid 1950s-1960s.
(4 of the 8 are in slant racks) Then they were donated to a small Texas TV Museum.
(for use with TK31, TK40, TK41) Sold to Chuck Pharis in 1995. Sold to RJR on 2019.
RCA "Bathtub Racks" 3 1954-1970s No: Orig condition Color Source:*** Most came from NBC and CBS TV Networks in
in Hollywood CA. A few were originally used in NY,
then moved to Hollywood by the Networks.
* We have 10 RCA TK47 Cameras total, 3 are fully restored
** Cameras are fully restored, with upgraded HD electronics, and working tally lights
HD 1080p Upgraded Camera, Working View Finder, and HD Output for Playback
*** Historically Verified by Chuck Pharis 8/19/2019
**** Historically Verified by Bobby Ellerbee 8/19/2019