Proposed SMPTE Type C Helical-Scan Recording Format: A Subcommittee Report

Author(s): David K. Fibush
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): 8 - 25
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-906-5
DOI: 10.5594/M00574



In an amazingly short period of time, SMPTE committees have reached agreement on a proposed tape recording format for high quality one-inch helical-scan video tape recorders. Starting with a "white paper" submitted to the SMPTE by ABC and CBS and ending with approval of the SMPTE Standards Committee, the basic format documents for 525 line NTSC systems have been completed in less than one calendar year.