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Digital Video (DV) was introduced in the mid-nineties and delivered superior quality to SVHS and Hi-8. It was quickly adopted as a standard for home and semi-professional use. The low cost and ease of use made it the favorite of many modern videojournalists. SIX14 Productions is equipped with a Sony DSR-4500 DV Tape Deck to ensure highest quality transfer to DVD.
HDV is a format for recording of high-definition video on DV cassette tape. The format was originally developed by JVC and supported by Sony, Canon and Sharp. The four companies formed the HDV consortium in September 2003.
Conceived as an affordable high definition format for digital camcorders, HDV quickly caught on with many amateur and professional videographers due to its low cost, portability and image quality acceptable for many professional productions. Six14 Productions can capture
Betacam SP Tapes
Betacam is a family of half-inch professional videotape products. It was developed by Sony in 1982. In colloquial use, “Betacam” singly is often used to refer to a Betacam camcorder, a Betacam tape, a Betacam video recorder or the format itself.
All Betacam variants from (plain) Betacam to Betacam SP and Digital Betacam, use the same shape cassettes, meaning vaults and other storage facilities do not have to be changed when upgrading to a new format. The cassettes come in two sizes: S and L. Betacam cameras can only load S tapes, while VTRs can play both S and L tapes. The cassette shell and case for each Betacam cassette is colored differently depending on the format, allowing for easy visual identification
Video Home System (VHS) – this recording format was developed during the seventies and became the winning format by the 1990’s. It was used widely for movie distribution until about 2006 when most distributors stopped releasing new movies on VHS tapes and opted for optical disc formats such as DVD and Blu-ray. Nonetheless, the VHS format flourished for many years due to its open standard. During that time it became the standard for Home Movie and Family Event taping. This explains the boxes, bags and countless shelves full of VHS Home Movies in living rooms and storage closets across America. SIX14 Productions will professionally digitize your VHS tapes for editing and sharing through web sites like youtube.com and vimeo.com.
VHS-C stands for Video Home System- Compact. It is a compact VHS format introduced in the early ’80s primarily for compact consumer grade video cameras. VHS-C cassette’s are 3 5/8″ wide X 2 1/4″ high X 7/8″ deep and use a half inch magnetic tape (just like a regular VHS) as the recording medium. VHS-C tapes are very common and typically record 30-60 minutes of video.
In 1985 Sony developed the Video 8 Handycam. The tapes and camera were smaller than VHS and Betamax and as such became very popular with amateur and home movie filmmakers. Several years later the Video Hi-8 format was deveoped in response to VHS-C upgrade to Super-VHS format. While neither would dominate completely – these formats would collectively capture the Home Movie market for almost 2 decades before being crowded out by DV and DVD recordable devices.
BetaMax is an obsolete tape format developed by Sony back in the mid ’70s. It was eventually defeated by it’s rival format VHS, which was developed by JVC. Sony conceded defeat in the late ’80s when it began producing VHS VCRs. Betamax videotapes can record 120 minutes of content and are 6″ wide x 3 3/4″ tall x 1″ deep.
U-matic (3/4 Inch) Tapes
U-matic is a videocassette format first shown by Sony in prototype in October 1969, and introduced to the market in September 1971. It was among the first video formats to contain the videotape inside a cassette, as opposed to the various open-reel formats of the time. U-matic was named after the shape of the tape path when it was threaded around the helical video head drum, which resembled the letter U.
Unlike most other cassette-based tape formats, the supply and take-up reels in the cassette worked in opposite directions during playback, fast-forward and rewind: one reel would run clockwise while the other would run counter-clockwise. The videotape was 3/4 inches wide, so the format is often known as ‘three-quarter-inch’ or simply ‘three-quarter.’
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