VHS video conversion to DVD and other digital formats
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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).

Launched in:  September 9, 1976
Used for: consumer camcorders and VCRs
a.k.a.: improperly called “VCR”
Tape Length:  

Common tape lengths


Tape label

Tape length

Rec. time (NTSC)

Rec. time (PAL)

m

ft

SP

LP

EP/SLP

SP

LP

 

T-60

125.6

412

60 min
(1 h)

120 min (2 h)

180 min
(3 h)

84 min (1:24 h)

168 min (2:48 h)

 

T-90

185.9

610

90 min (1:30 h)

180 min (3 h)

270 min (4:30 h)

126 min (2:06 h)

252 min (4:12 h)

 

T-120

247.5

812

120 min (2 h)

240 min (4 h)

360 min
(6 h)

169 min (2:49 h)

338 min (5:38 h)

 

T-160

327.7

1075

160 min (2:40 h)

320 min (5:20 h)

480 min
(8 h)

225 min (3:45 h)

450 min (7:30 h)

 

T-180

368.8

1210

180 min (3 h)

360 min (6 h)

540 min
(9 h)

253 min (4:13 h)

507 min (8:27 h)

 

T-210 (rare)

433.1

1421

210 min (3:30 h)

420 min (7 h)

630 min (10:30 h)

294 min (4:56 h)

592 min (9:52 h)

 

DF480 (T-240 equiv)

495

1624

240 min (4 h)

480 min (8 h)

720 min (12 h)

340 min (5:40 h)

680 min (11:20 h)

 

E-120

173.7

570

83 min (1:26 h)

172 min (2:52 h)

258 min (4:18 h)

120 min
(2 h)

240 min
(4 h)

 

E-180

259.4

851

129 min (2:09 h)

258 min (4:18 h)

387 min (6:27 h)

180 min
(3 h)

360 min
(6 h)

 

E-240

348.1

1142

173 min (2:53 h)

346 min (5:46 h)

519 min (8:39 h)

240 min
(4 h)

480 min
(8 h)

 

E-300

435.1

1427

216 min (3:36 h)

432 min (7:12 h)

649 min (10:49 h)

300 min
(5 h)

600 min
(10 h)

 

Magnetic tape used:  12.7 mm magnetic tape
Manufacturers: JVC, Sony, Panasonic, Aiwa and many others.
Video recording: helical scan
Audio recording:  standard:2 linear tracks, HI-FI two frequency modulated channels embedded into the video signal.
Variations of VHS: VHS-C, Super VHS, Super VHS-C, SVHS-ET, ADAT, D-VHS

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