VX was a short-lived and unsucessful videocassette format developed by Quasar in 1974. It was marketed under the name "The Great Time Machine" by Quasar to exhibit its time-shifting capabilities, since VX machines had a built-in timer to record tv programs at a later time. Quasar is a North American brand of electronics, first used by Motorola in 1967 for a model line of transistorized color televisions, which were well-known for containing all serviceable parts in a drawer beneath the televisions cabinet. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Time shifting is the recording of television shows to some storage medium to be viewed at a time more convenient to the consumer. ...
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Industrial & home video media
VERA (1952) - 2 inch Quadruplex videotape (1956) - 1 inch type A videotape (1965) - U-matic (1969) - Video Cassette Recording (1972) - V-Cord (1974) - VX (aka "The Great Time Machine") (1974) - Betamax (1975) - 1 inch type B videotape (1976) - 1 inch type C videotape (1976) - VHS (1976) - Video 2000 (1979) - VHS-C (1982) - M (1982) - Video8 (1985) - MII (1986) - D1 (1986) - S-VHS (1987) - D2 (1988) - D3 (1991) - D5 (1994) - Digital-S (D9) (199?) - Hi8 (199?) - S-VHS-C (19??) - W-VHS (1994) - DV (1996) - D-VHS (1998) - Digital8 (1999) - HDV (2003) VERA (Vision Electronic Recording Apparatus) was an early videotape format developed by the BBC in the 1950s. ... 2 inch Quadruplex (also called 2â³ Quad, or just quad, for short) was the first practical and commercially successful videotape format. ... 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). ... Sony U-matic VTR BVU-800 A U-matic tape U-matic is the name of a videocassette format developed by Sony in 1969. ... Video Cassette Recording (VCR) was a video format by Philips, the first successful home videocassette recorder system. ... V-Cord was a videocassette format developed and released by Sanyo in 1974. ... Sonys Betamax is the 12. ... 1 inch type B (designated Type B by SMPTE) is an open-reel videotape format developed by Bosch in Germany in 1976. ... 1 inch Type C (designated Type C by SMPTE) is a professional open-reel videotape format co-developed and introduced by Ampex and Sony in 1976. ... Top view of VHS cassette with U.S. 25c coin for scale Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard for video cassette recorders... 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. ... VHS-C is the compact VHS format used for portable video recorders. ... 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. ... A Video8 cassette The 8mm video format refers informally to three related videocassette formats for the NTSC and PAL/SECAM television systems. ... 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. ... D3 is a professional digital video tape 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. ... Digital-S or D-9 is a 4:2:2 digital video format from JVC. It is very similar to DVCPRO50, but records on videocassettes in the S-VHS form factor. ... A Video8 cassette The 8mm video format refers informally to three related videocassette formats for the NTSC and PAL/SECAM television systems. ... VHS-C is the compact VHS format used for portable video recorders. ... 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 ... A MiniDV tape For other uses, see DV (disambiguation). ... D-VHS logo D-VHS is a digital video format developed by JVC, in collaboration with Hitachi, Matsushita and Philips. ... Digital-8 (or D8) is a consumer digital videotape format developed by Sony in the late 1990s. ... High Definition Video (HDV) is a video format designed to record compressed HDTV video on standard DV media (DV or MiniDV cassette tape). ...
Laserdisc (1978) - VHD (1983) - Laserfilm (1984) - CD Video - VCD (1993) - DVD (1996) - MiniDVD - CVD (1998) - SVCD (1998) - FMD (2000) - EVD (2003) - UMD (2005) - HD DVD (2006) - Blu-ray Disc (BD) (2006) - DMD (2006?) - AVCHD (2006) - HVD (2010?) Pioneers LaserDisc Logo Laserdisc certification mark The laserdisc (LD) was the first commercial optical disc storage medium, and is 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. ... This article is becoming very long. ... 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. ... The China Video Disc (CVD), developed in the late 1990s, is a Chinese government-sponsored competitor to the SVCD standard. ... Super Video CD (Super Video Compact Disc or SVCD) is a format used for storing video on standard compact discs. ... Fluorescent Multilayer Disc (FMD), is an optical disc format developed by Constellation 3D that uses fluorescent, rather than reflective materials to store data. ... The Enhanced Versatile Disc (EVD) was announced on November 18, 2003 by Chinas Xinhua news agency as a response to the popular DVD Video format and its licensing costs (which some considered excessive). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... 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... Official Blu-ray Disc logo. ... Digital Multilayer Disk (DMD) is an optical disc format developed by D Data Inc. ... AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a new high definition recording format introduced by Sony and Panasonic. ... Picture of a HVD by Optware. ...
Stylus read discs
SelectaVision (1981) The Hobbit CED SelectaVision was originally the name for a video playback system developed by RCA using specialized Capacitance Electronic Disc (CED) media, in which video and audio could be played back on a TV using a special analog needle and high-density groove system similar to phonograph records. ...
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