A Second Generation “Type C” One-Inch VTR

Author(s): H. Tanimura ; Y. Fujiwara ; T. Mehrens
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 February 1983
Conference Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Conference Date: 4 February 1983
Page(s): 143 - 148
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-913-3
DOI: 10.5594/M00601



The sponsorship of standards by the SMPTE and EBU in 1978 for the "Type C" format triggered a remarkable world-wide acceptance by professional television organizations of the one-inch helical scan VTR. During the very short period of 4 years the number of machines produced on the Type C format is comparable to that of 2-inch quadruplex. Some of the reasons for this rapid growth are: • Excellent quality, high reliability and ease of maintenance. • Easy operation, flexibility in editing applications and portability. • Drastic reduction in operating costs and in capital costs.