The man himself, George Blood, showcases the quad format. It was surprisingly heavy!
Quad playback equipment. George is constantly on the hunt for playback equipment from old studios that he can purchase and incorporate into digitization workflows.
National Be Kind to Video Tape Technicians Week.
Physical storage (Ampex 196 1″ Master Video Tapes).
Head cleaners are often rarer than playback equipment.
Quadruple styluses! (Styli?) There are analog considerations when it comes to digitizing grooved disks. How well the stylus fits into the groove can impact the digital capture, so audio engineers at George Blood Audio and Video hacked a device that places four styluses on the disk at once. Then, within their software environment, they can switch between the channels associated with each stylus in order to decide which channel to digitize.
George Blood pretzels.