One Inch Type C Helical Video, 1985
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.
Language of Materials
Restrictions and License
Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available in full at CSHL Archives thanks to support from CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant awarded in 2021. Some restrictions apply, see Archivist for details. Access is given only by appointment, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Metadata content of this collection, created by CSHL Archives, is released under the CC BY-NC license.
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.
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