Technical Description of Sony's Portable One-Inch Machine, the BVH 500: First Discussion of its Technical Parameters

Author(s): Masahiko Morizono
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): 37 - 60
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-906-5
DOI: 10.5594/M00577



As the current program production system begins to show the trend towards EFP (Electronic Field Production), the demand for portable VTR broadcast quality has grown considerably. In particulars the SMPTE one-inch type-C format has gained wide recognition with its advantages of compactness, high performance and low operating cost. Naturally, the development of one-inch portable VTR's employing this format has begun to attract attention.