Mechanical Design Considerations for Helical-Scan Videotape Recorders

Author(s): Dennis M. Ryan
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): 61 - 75
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-906-5
DOI: 10.5594/M00578



The primary purpose of any tape transport is to move the tape past the magnetic heads under precise position, tension, and velocity control. Helical scan VTR's, perhaps more than any other type, demand careful attention to each of these requirements.