Formats for Digital Video Tape Recorders

Author(s): D. Dolby ; M. Lemoine ; M. Felix
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): 63 - 71
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-911-9
DOI: 10.5594/M00650



In the twenty-four years of professional videotape history, only three mechanical formats have been widely used: the quadruplex that dominated the first twenty years and the helical Band C formats that are now expanding rapidly.