An Overview of One-Inch Helical Video Recording

Author(s): Frederick M. Remley
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 February 1978
Conference Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Conference Date: 3 February 1978
Page(s): 1 - 7
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-906-5
DOI: 10.5594/M00573



In this paper I want to summarize the present situation of the various newly introduced broadcast quality video recording systems using tapes of one-inch width. Further announcements and introductions of new recording equipment will certainly take place in the months ahead, and no attempt at prophesy is intended. It does not require a prophet, however, to see that changes are in store for most of us who use video recorders. The familiar, sometimes loved, sometimes hated quadruplex recorder is facing competition from a variety of systems now available to the television broadcaster. We can expect that quadruplex recordings will be with us for some time to come, though, and such recordings remain the standard for the national and international exchange of television programs.