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Logo descriptions by Thisisanswer and mvboys2 Editions by SnowflakesOmega, The_Username_15, mvboys2, Paperking99 and GoAnimateFan199Pro Video captures courtesy of Nikos P.

Background: Photo Video was a Greek video distribution company, focusing on converting home memories on Super 8 film to Videocassette.


1st Logo(1988)

'WARNING: Do not watch the video if you are prone to epilepsy (as there are parts of the logo that can be very flashy).

CAUTION: Do not call the phone number listed in the logo, as it is not in service.

Nicknames: "Glitchy Coloring, Cheesy Logo", "The Video Game Logo", "The Personification Of All That Is Glitchy", "Too Much Chyron Again", "Redundant Oxymoron Logo", "Trails from Hell", "The Inescapable Nightmare", "Fireworks, Colorful Patterns, and Lots of Photo Video", "Logo on Acid", "SuperVideo's Greek Sister", "Video Scope's Greek Cousin", "Kanaal 2 's Cheesier Brother", "What am I Watching!?"

Logo: We start off with videos of fireworks. Then we cut to some particles making patterns. The yellow and white pattern then flashes a bit until we cut to a strange gray spiral moving flashing different colors. The spiral stops moving reveals that is the logo leaving trails, which is shown as follows:

PHOTO VIDEO

ΚΑΤΣΑΜΟΥΝΔΗΣ ΣΤΟΑ ΡΟΙΚΟΥ 10
ΤΗΛ. 24749-22292
ΡΟΔΟΣ

2 of the lines are either flashing colors or changing darkness and the border "shines". Then we cut to the logo on a black background with Greek text with some of it flashing different colors are seen below the logo, shown as follows:

'ΑΝΑΛΑΜΒΑΝΟΥΜΕ ΒΙΝΤΕΟΣΚΟΠΗΣΕΙΣ('WE ASSUME RECORDINGS) ΓΑΜΩΝ ΒΑΠΤΙΣΕΩΝ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΕΩΝ('OF WEDDINGS, IMMERSIONS AND EVENTS)'

A few seconds later, we cut to another series of text:

ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΣΕΙΣ ΕΜΦΑΝΙΣΕΙΣ (PHOTOGRAPHS AND DEVELOPS) ΜΕΤΑΤΡΕΠΟΥΜΕ ΤΑ ΦΙΛΜ SUPER 8 ΣΕ ΒΙΝΤΕΟΚΑΣΕΤΑ (WE TURN SUPER 8 FILMS TO VIDEOCASSETTES)

ΑΥΤΟΜΑΤΕΣ ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΕΣ ΣΕ 1 ΛΕΠΤΟ (AUTOMATIC PHOTOS IN 1 MINUTE)


It then cuts to the logo alone, which then spirals around with a trail effect. The logo then stops trailing around and the background remains as a complicated mess of colors. It then finally cuts back to fireworks. 

FX/SFX: All the animation (and live-action). This is one of the longest logos ever, clocking in at 1 minute and 51 seconds!

Music/Sounds: An excerpt of "Equinoxe, Pt. 5" by Jean Michel Jarre. It appears to be a different pitch than normal, and the quality of the song is so bad as to be inaudible, probably due to tape deterioration.

Availability: Extremely rare, probably extinct. Seen on old home memory VHS tapes of the time. Go to Greece and check charity shops for tapes for Photo Video's logos on them.

Editor's Note: This "logo" literally has no order, and most of it consists of random doodling, as if the people who made it were extremely bored due to lack if ideas. The only interesting parts (the trailing effects) are a complete eyesore, and when the logo is still, it looks like the title screen for an Atari game. The fireworks are also unnecessary, and as said before, were probably there because the makers of this logo had no creative juices flowing. It has primitive animation, apparently done on an old computer like the Apple II. The animation is more like a twisted arcade game than anything else. The logo also shows up possibly hundreds of times accounting for the weird trailing segments. The music, while perfectly fitting for the logo, seems super low-budget, stolen and not necessary for a home video logo, and barely audible. All in all, this logo has nothing done right and it tries way too hard on your eyes and ears, and is one of the cheesiest home video logos ever. 


2nd Logo(1993)


CAUTION: Do not call the phone number listed in the logo, as it is not in service.

Nicknames: "Photo Video in Space", "The Video Game Logo Improved Edition, "Another Cheesy Space Logo",  "Slowly Making Progress",  "Here We Go Again...", "Boyd's Video's Pixelated Brother In Space", "Poor Zoom-Out", "How Did They Get So Lazy Again?!" "Class Video's Brother"

Logo: On a black background, we see the color-changing "PHOTO VIDEO" text in an arc shape, with various Greek text below it (Same as before with "& YIOΣ" next to Katsamoundis's name). After 5 seconds, it cuts to the logo on a space background. The logo moves away from the background, to the bottom right corner of the screen. After 20 seconds, the logo finally flies away, and we cut to live-action footage of a harbor, where the text "PHOTO VIDEO" in red, and "Katsamoundis and Son" in yellow, while the camera pans across the harbor. The logo cuts off abruptly.

Trivia: The harbor in the logo is in Rhodes, Greece.

FX/SFX: The color-changing, the background, the logo moving back.

Music/Sounds: Same as the first logo, but the sound quality is improved.

Availability: See the 1st logo.

Editor's Note: Photo Video goes 0 for 2. Aside from the fact that it doesn't take as long and is as seizure inducing as the previous logo, the logo is extremely dated for 1993, and since the music is the same as the previous logo, that also sounds dated (minus its improved sound quality), especially considering the song was made in 1979. The animation is still heavily pixelated, almost looking like something out of an Atari ST game, and the fonts are very cheap. We get an extremely clear jump cut between the black background and space background. The backing away from the background is extremely slow, lasting 20 seconds (Moving back once every second.), when it could have been much quicker. If you look closely, you can see that the logo is pasted on top of the space background. Also, at the end, the harbor footage is cropped incorrectly, looking out of shape and severely wavy on the sides, possibly due to the tape deterioration.

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