Year of Publication

1983

Date of Thesis

08-1983

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Communications (School)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the major problems in videodisc production and to answer questions about the difficulties related to these problems. A survey was mailed to a randomly selected sample of 490 people throughout the United States and Canada, who had attended either a symposium or workshop on videodisc technology at the University of Nebraska E-TV Center. A total of 213 people or 43.4% responded to the survey. Responses were calculated in simple numerical tabulations and by a simple content analysis procedure. Major results indicated that (1)the major difficulties in videodisc production were in the areas of computer programming, single frame edits, shooting and mastering; (2) the majority of videodiscs that were produced were interactive laser videodiscs for education and training; (3) 98% of the videodiscs that had been produced were "successful" and (4) major reasons why respondents who had not produced videodiscs included cost and lengthy time involved in videodisc production.

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