The Development of National Standardization of the One-Inch Helical Video Tape Recording Systems
|Author(s):||A. E. Alden|
|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):||26 - 29|
On 24 January 1977 the SMPTE Engineering Vice-President received a letter, submitted by ABC and CBS following their joint study, requesting the Society to set up a special ad hoc committee to assist in resolving a potentially serious problem arising with the rapid development of one-inch helical tape recording systems. The letter reflected the broadcast industry's concern over the proliferation of systems with non-interchangeable formats and offered a proposed format for a continuous field (nonsegmented) one-inch helical system for professional broadcast quality applications. The letter stressed the need for prompt action and urged the Society to move expeditiously on the matter.