Some day I may try to hook the camera up to a TV, VCR, or something. The cables/plugs are not familiar to me, so I need to do some homework first. I'm not too optimistic, and won't loose any sleep over it. We'll see.
As per the picture towards the bottom of your article, this sort of camera was used plugged into a portable, battery powered video recorder (which would have normal video outputs) in a shoulder case.
I have a couple of Canon's and a JVC-they're pretty much the same setup as you have, (Not sure quite what the Camera Control Unit does...) The plugs you illustrate also look familiar.
My Canon VCRs came with the optional TV tuner unit (as big as the VCR itself)
BTW is the view finder a small CRT (like later camcorders) or is it like an SLR?
Have just read about the view finder on the Nikon site-that's a novel arrangement-not sure that I've seen another consumer video camera that lets you see directly through the lens SLR style. The sensor is what was known as a 'Saticon Tube' (this might be a JVC trademark-it's not used on the Nikon site) It was sort of like a CRT in reverse, and suffered from burnout if left pointed at a very bright light. They were physically quite long & pretty soon gave out to CCD's.
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