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VIDEO RECORDING FORMATS:


VHS

The Video Home System (better known by its abbreviation VHS) is a consumer-level analog recording videotape-based cassette standard developed by Victor Company of Japan (JVC).

Go to the VHS page


VHS video cassettes


VHS-C
Small format video tape to use in camcorders. Can be played in a VHS player using a cassette adaptor.

Go to the VHS-C page


VHS-C videotape


Super VHS and Super VHS-C
S-VHS is an analog video standard with improved video bandwidth, developed from VHS.

Go to the S-VHS / S-VHS-C page


Super VHS (S-VHS) videotape


Digital VHS (D-VHS)
Digital video recording format developed by JVC in cooperation with Hitachi, Matsushita and Philips.

Go to the D-VHS page


Digital VHS (D-VHS) video format


Betamax
Betamax (also called Beta) is a consumer-level analog videocassette magnetic tape recording format developed by Sony.

Go to the Betamax page


Betamax (Beta) videotape


LaserDisc
First commercial optical disc format storage.


Go to the LaserDisc page


LaserDisc (LD) video format


Video8, HI8 and Digital 8
Analog and digital consumer video recording formats developed by Sony.

Go to the Video8 page


Video8, HI8 and D8 videocassette


Mini DV
Digital video recording format for consumer use.

Go to the Mini DV page

Digital Mini DV video format


HDV
High definition digital video recording format for consumer and professional camcorders

Go to the HDV page


HDV video cassette


DVD
Optical disc storage medium, designed for standard definition video.

Go to the DVD page


Digital Versatile Disc (DVD)


Blu-ray Disc
Optical disc storage medium, designed for high definition video

Go to the BRD page


Blu-ray disc


DV
Digital video recording format based on DV codec.

Go to the DV page


Mini DV videotape


DVCAM

In 1996 Sony developed its own professional version of DV.

Go to the DVCAM page


DVCAM videotapes


DVCPRO
Panasonic professional version of DV.

Go to the DVCPRO page


DVCPRO video format


Betacam
Broadcast video recording format developed by Sony in 1982.

Go to the Betacam page


Betacam video format


Beta SP
Broadcast video recording format developed by Sony in 1986. SP stands for “Superior Performance”

Go to the Beta SP page


Betacam SP video format


Digital Betacam
Digital broadcast video recording format developed by Sony in 1993.

Go to the DigiBeta page


Digital Betacam (DigiBeta) video format


Betacam SX (Beta SX)
Digital standard definition video recording format developed by Sony as a less expensive alternative to Digi Beta

Go to the Beta SX page


Betacam SX (Beta SX) videotape


MPEG IMX
A 2001 development of the Digital Betacam format.

Go to the MPEG-IMX page


MPEG IMX videotape


U-Matic
U-Matic is an analog SD videocassette format that followed the 1” type C and 2” Quad formats, which used open reels.

Go to the U-Matic page


U-Matic videotape


BVU (Broadcast Video U-Matic)
BVU is an analog SD videocassette format. It is a high band U-Matic with improved color recording system and lower noise levels.

Go to the BVU page


Broadcast Video U-Matic


U-Matic SP
U-Matic SP is an analog SD videocassette format that followed the U-Matic BVU format. It features an improved recording system.

Go to the U-Matic SP page


Digital VHS (D-VHS) video format


1" Type C Video Tape
1” type C is an analog SD videotape format that followed the 1” type A and B, and 2”

Go to the 1" type C page


1 inch video reel


D-2 (video)
D-2 is a professional digital recording videocassette format created by Ampex and other manufacturers through a standards group of the SMPTE and introduced in 1988 as a lower-cost alternative to the D-1 format.

Go to the D-2 page


Digital VHS (D-VHS) video format


D-9 (Digital-S)
Professional digital videocassette format created by JVC in 1995. as a direct competitor to Digital Betacam.

Go to the D-9 page


Digital-S (D-9) videotape

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