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Re: Movie Scopes (and other T&M-Props a little bit "out of place" :) )
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2018, 08:32:02 pm »
The "dish" had a lot of gear brought in for the shoot....older stuff, but some of the stuff in there is still used today.........for the record I have played Cricket on the dish.......back before the upgrade to small mesh on the reflective surface.......they got a bit fussy when the new aerial cabin went up and the better mesh......dents in the mesh dont go real well with the higher freq's.

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Re: Movie Scopes (and other T&M-Props a little bit "out of place" :) )
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2018, 02:17:47 pm »
I left the Area a few years back now........In Sydney these days.
 

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Re: Movie Scopes (and other T&M-Props a little bit "out of place" :) )
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2018, 08:58:59 am »
Not so much test-equipment, but I guess Philips did some "sponsoring" for Q-Division :)




And then there's this one:



Seems like a rare occasion where a scope is used correctly: It looks like it displays a FBAS-Signal, although it appears that the waveforms have been printed on foil and put on screen, as there's very little light coming from the screen :)

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Re: Movie Scopes (and other T&M-Props a little bit "out of place" :) )
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2018, 07:01:49 pm »
I've seen Tektronix equipment in Face/Off (also in the credits) and early in "The Core", but I am really wanting to know what movie where a LeCroy oscilloscope was depicted.
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Re: Movie Scopes (and other T&M-Props a little bit "out of place" :) )
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2018, 07:20:27 am »
Doctor Who Episode "Hide" have the highest number of scopes in a stage, that I remember seeing.
I could only find a clip on youtube (see at 0:13)


 

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Re: Movie Scopes (and other T&M-Props a little bit "out of place" :) )
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2018, 07:50:59 am »
I saw Westworld (the 1973 movie) the other day and noticed an old Tek scope on a cart in the lab. I didn't bother to figure out which model but it was one of the old vacuum tube mainframes.
 

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Re: Movie Scopes (and other T&M-Props a little bit "out of place" :) )
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2018, 12:00:17 pm »
At 6:57, there's what appears to be a frequency counter with a glowing cable connected to it. And it always seems to be displaying all zeros.
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Re: Movie Scopes (and other T&M-Props a little bit "out of place" :) )
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2019, 08:17:55 pm »
Not quite electronics, but this music video features Windows Task Manager and Netscape Navigator running some VR stuff.

 

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Re: Movie Scopes (and other T&M-Props a little bit "out of place" :) )
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2019, 09:01:38 am »
We have been watching this one on TV for months.  I can't figure out how a high class HP spectrum analyzer is useful for diagnosing pain... :popcorn:  At least he actually adjusts it to shift the spectrum.
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Re: Movie Scopes (and other T&M-Props a little bit "out of place" :) )
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2019, 09:28:21 am »
Not T&M gear, but in the original Robocop movie, the police force's main computer is actually a Northern Telecom DMS digital voice switch.  I watched the credits at the end and there was a credit to Bell Northern Research - I forget if it was their office in North Carolina or Texas.

 

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Re: Movie Scopes (and other T&M-Props a little bit "out of place" :) )
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2019, 09:53:54 am »
Not T&M gear but still made me cringe: https://youtu.be/XGdbaEDVWp0?t=52s - those tape decks don't... uh... have a vacuum column and I love the random A/V gear they put into the "computer room" as props...
Yeah, it is hilarious that they put ordinary 1/4 inch reel-to-reel tape recorders inside a computer-looking cabinet. And then piled a couple of 3/4 inch video cassette machines on top.  But then they did make the cabinets sort-of "look like" proper 1/2 inch mag tape drives with the vacuum column in the center on the lower panel.  But those were only visible for a few seconds so perhaps we should be surprised that they went to THAT much effort.  That blue, wide-carriage IBM Selectric typewriter on the computer mainframe-style cabinet was quite in line with early 1970s mainframe computing.



In Hollywood there are many electronics, instrument, surplus companies that do a brisk side-business supplying "tech-looking" stuff to set designers and prop makers.  BigClive has done an episode or two on prop-making and set decorating.  And that was Adam Savage's job before becoming a debunking celebrity etc.

There are even specialized products made specifically for set decorating like...

http://www.apexjr.com/Props.htm









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