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Encyclopedia > 1 inch type A videotape

1 inch type A (designated Type A by SMPTE) is an open-reel videotape format developed by Ampex in 1965, that was one of the first standardized open-reel videotape formats in the 1 inch (25 mm) width (most others of that size at that time were proprietary). The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers or SMPTE (pronounced simptee or sometimes sumptee) is an international professional association, based in the United States of America, of engineers working in the motion imaging industries. ... Ampex is based in Redwood City, California. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...

Type A was developed as mainly an industrial & institutional format (where it saw the most success). It was not widely used for broadcast television, since it did not meet Federal Communications Commission specifications (at the time) for broadcastable videotape formats (the only format passing the FCC's muster at the time was the then-industry-standard 2 inch Quadruplex). The FCCs official seal. ...

See also

Home Video

VERA (1952) - 2 inch Quadruplex videotape (1956) - 1 inch type A videotape (1965) - U-matic (1969) - Betamax (1975) - 1 inch type B videotape (1976) - 1 inch type C videotape (1976) - VHS (1976) - Video 2000 (1979) - M (1982) - MII (1986) - D1 (1986) - S-VHS (1987) - D2 (1988) - D5 (1994) - W-VHS (?) - D-VHS (2004) VERA (Vision Electronic Recording Apparatus) was an early videotape format developed by the BBC in the 1950s. ... Sony U-matic VTR BVU-800 A U-matic tape U-matic is the name of a videocassette format developed by Sony in 1969. ... Sonys Betamax is the 12. ... Top view VHS cassette with U.S. Quarter for scale Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed The Video Home System, first released in September 1976, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard for video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by JVC (with some... Video 2000 (or V2000; also known as Video Compact Cassette, or VCC) was a consumer VCR system and videotape standard developed by Philips and Grundig AG to compete with JVCs VHS and Sonys Betamax video technologies. ... M is the name of a professional videocassette format developed around 1982 by Matsushita and RCA. It was developed as a competitor to Sonys Betacam format. ... Note: The MII video tape format is not to be confused with Panasonics M2 videogame console The official logo for the MII videocassette format (courtesy Panasonic) MII is a professional videocassette format developed by Panasonic in 1986 as their answer & competitive product to Sonys Betacam SP format. ... Sonys D1 format was the first major professional digital video format, introduced in 1987. ... Introduced in Japan in 1987, S-VHS (Super VHS) was an improved version of the VHS standard for consumer video cassette recorders. ... D2 is a professional digital video tape format created by Ampex and other manufacturers through a standards group of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and introduced at the 1988 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention as a lower-cost alternative to the D1 format. ... Panasonic D5 HD VTR AJ-HD3700H A Cassette Tape for D5 HD(Medium) D5 is a professional digital video format introduced by Panasonic in 1994. ... W-VHS is a high definition analogue video tape format created by JVC. Usually it used to store RGB or composite video at a resolution of 1125 lines on a magnetic tape of the same dimensions as VHS. Categories: Technology stubs | Television stubs | Video storage | VHS ... D-VHS is a digital video format developed by JVC, in collaboration with Hitachi, Matsushita and Philips. ...


Laserdisc (1978) - VHD (1983) - Laserfilm (1984) - CD Video (198?) - VCD (1993) - DVD (1996) - MiniDVD (?) - SVCD (1998) - FMD (2000) - UMD (2005) - Blu-ray Disc (2006?) - HD DVD (2006?) Pioneers LaserDisc Logo Laserdisc certification mark The laserdisc (LD) was the first commercial optical disc storage medium, and was used primarily for the presentation of movies. ... VHD is a videodisc format which was marketed predominantly in Japan by JVC. VHD stands for Video High Density, and there was also an audio-only variant called, not surprisingly, AHD. // Technology VHD discs are 25cm in diameter, though the user never sees them as they are stored in caddies... Laserfilm was a videodisc format developed by McDonnell-Douglas in 1984 that was a transmissive laser-based playback medium (unlike its competitor, laserdisc, which was a reflective system). ... CD Video (also known as CDV, CD-V, or CD+V) was a format introduced in the mid-1980s that combined the technologies of compact disc and laserdisc. ... Video CD or VCD, or Compact Disc digital video, is a standard digital format for storing video on a Compact Disc. ... The official DVD logo. ... There are two types of MiniDVD cDVD, which are 80-mm versions of the 120-mm DVD mini-DVD, which are standard CDs filled with the DVD-video format // cDVD A Mini-DVD-RAM with DVD Round Holder. ... Super Video CD (Super Video Compact Disc or SVCD) is a format used for storing video on standard compact discs. ... Fluorescent Multilayer Disc, abbreviated as FMD, is a data storage medium that follows the idea previously used in DVDs, making multiple layers to get more data on one disc, but takes the idea to a new level. ... The Universal Media Disc (UMD) is an optical disc medium developed by Sony for use on the PlayStation Portable. ... This article is in need of attention. ... HD-DVD disc HD DVD (for High Density Digital Versatile Disc) is a digital optical media format which is being developed as one standard for high-definition DVD. HD DVD is similar to the competing Blu-ray Disc, which also uses the same CD sized (120 mm diameter) optical data...

External links

  • Link to a 1" Type A VTR, the Ampex VR-7300



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