Digital Television Tape Recording: Forming a Format

Author(s): J. L. E. Baldwin
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 February 1982
Conference Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Conference Date: 5 February 1982
Page(s): 31 - 41
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-912-6
DOI: 10.5594/M00620



Now that we have a strong probability of achieving a single worldwide television studio standard for the sampling of the luminance and chrominance components within each line of the television signal it is time to try to achieve a worldwide format for recording such signals on magnetic tape. Obviously there must be two versions of this format, one for 525 lines, and the other for 625, but these two different versions should have such similarity that one machine could easily be switched to operate on either of the two standards.