Mechanical Tape Format Considerations for Digital Television Recording

Author(s): C. Robert Thompson
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 February 1981
Conference Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Conference Date: 6 February 1981
Page(s): 56 - 62
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-911-9
DOI: 10.5594/M00649



During the past several years, there has been a great deal of discussion in the Broadcast and Teleproduction industry about digital television - - especially digital video recording, and the selection process for an eventual recording standard. Mechanical tape format is a key ingredient in this selection process. The technology issues surrounding mechanical tape format parameters are indeed complex - - there are a great many variables and tradeoff alternatives.