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Compact video cassette or CVC was the one of the first compact video cassette system. Funai electronics of Japan invented and manufactured compact video cassette-CVC. Funai went into a joint venter with Technicolor and introducted the Model 212 in 1980. This small VTR was the first non-reel to reel VTRs. The VTR used 1/4 inch videotape, like the 1/4 inch Akai system, but in a compact video cassette housing. The Model 212D came with a JVC model GX-44E hand held Vidicon tube camera with a zoom lens. The system was very small and light weight for its time. A improved Model 212E was laster sold. The tapes came in VC-30 and later VC-45, & VC-60 models. The video cassette were about 4.124" x 2.625" x .5" high about the size of today's audio cassette. Funai Electric Co. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... A video tape recorder (VTR), is a tape recorder that can record video material. ... A reel-to-reel tape recorder (Sony TC-630), typical of those which were once common audiophile objects. ... Bottom view of VHS videotape cassette with magnetic tape exposed Videotape is a means of recording images and sound onto magnetic tape as opposed to movie film. ... 1/4 inch Akai is a portable Helical scan NTSC video VTR. Had 2 video record heads on the scanner. ... In older video cameras, before the 1990s, a video camera tube or pickup tube was used instead of a charge-coupled device (CCD). ... In older video cameras, before the 1990s, a video camera tube or pickup tube was used instead of a charge-coupled device (CCD). ... Opening from the original Zoom. ... Look up lens in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A microcassette in front of a compact audio cassette. ...

Technicolor hoped this system would compete with 8mm film. But the Vidicon tube used didn't have good low light pick up, needed for home use and the 1/4 tape had large dropouts of white snow spots in the video playback, due to the small tape, and low tape quality used at that time. A recording head is the physical interface between a recording apparatus and a moving recording medium. ... Nautical capstan A capstan is a rotating machine used to control or apply force to another element, usually linear. ... In sound recording, magnetic tape speed is often quoted in inches per second (abbreviated ips) for historical reasons. ... Signal to Noise (ISBN 1569711445)is a graphic novel by written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean (Illustrator). ... Image resolution describes the detail an image holds. ... Audio can mean: Sounding that can be heard. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kodachrome 40 KMA464P Super 8 Catridge Super 8 mm film, also called Super 8 is a motion picture film format that was developed in the 1960s and released on the market in 1965 by Eastman Kodak as an improvement of the older 8mm home movie format, and the Cine 8... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ...

Grundig also produced a VTR on the 1/4 inch compact video cassette system, model VP-100. The VP-100 used a slower capstan speed, than the Model 212D, which increased the recording time. The VP-100 was only 2.3 kg with battery and had a separate power pack. Grundig AG was a West German manufacturer of consumer electronics for home entertainment. ... Nautical capstan A capstan is a rotating machine used to control or apply force to another element, usually linear. ... Four double-A (AA) rechargeable cells A Duracell AA alkaline cell In science and technology, a galvanic cell is an electrochemical cell that stores chemical energy and makes it available in an electrical form, and a battery is a string of two or more cells in series. ...

Not many of either type were sold.

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