Quality is one of many characteristics that can be used to gauge a rough estimate of when a piece of media was captured. In rare instances, like the clip above, quality can be deceiving.
The Verge spotted this clip on YouTube featuring footage recorded around New York City in 1993. What’s compelling about the footage is the fact that it was shot in 1080p quality at 60 frames per second, a standard that was unprecedented in the early ‘90s.
Matt from Techmoan says the video was likely shot with an HDVS camera – perhaps Sony’s HDC-500 attached to a HDV-10 portable recorder that recorded on UniHi ¾” tape.
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