Here’s a video from 1978 of rock group, Sweet Briar, produced by Bob Bailey. The song was written by bassist, Randy Ray, and included percussion by Dennis Springer and guitar by Bob Bailey. This is probably one of the the first music videos ever, pre-MTV. This one was done with a single camera and was shot prior to the audio tracks being completed in the studio. The shoot took approximately THREE hours. The editing system for U-Matic, which was the format used, was new at the time and featured no jog or shuttle. Everything was inserted in real time, manually, as the source tape and edit tape came into sync. Sync was accomplished by using the pause on the two decks momentarily as needed. If the sync wasn’t acquired before the edit point was reached the manual insert was not made and the two decks were backed up and restarted and the process was tried again until sync was established. Then a manual insert of video edit was made into the edit tape. Once the music was finished in the studio, it was re-synced and layed into the master.
It wouldn’t be for another year and a half before editing systems were being built with jog and shuttle control for frame accurate editing with the video decks.