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One Inch Type C Helical Video, 1985

Identifier: AV/7

Scope and Contents

The video reels were found labeled with titles but only two with dates. The majority of the reels were part of a series and were arranged by number by the Processing Archivist with the five unnumbered reels placed at the end. In addition, the brand of medium is recorded as it is crucial to determining what type of equipment can be used to play back the film.


  • Creation: 1985

Language of Materials

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Conditions Governing Access

Some restrictions apply, see Archivist for details. Access is given by appointment only.


58 Reels

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One inch Type C is a professional reel-to-reel analog recording helical scan videotape format co-developed and introduced by Ampex and Sony in 1976. The quality and reliability of 1 inch Type C made it a mainstay in television and video production in television studios for almost 20 years, before being supplanted by more compact videocassette formats like Betacam, DVCAM, D-1, D-2 and DVCPro.

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

Library & Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Rd
Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 USA