Video tape recorder

Video tape recorder

:"VTR redirects here. For other meanings, see VTR (disambiguation)."A video tape recorder (VTR), is a tape recorder that can record video material. The video cassette recorder (VCR), where the videotape is enclosed in a user-friendly videocassette shell, is the most familiar type of VTR known to consumers. Professionals may use other types of video tapes and recorders.

History of video tape recording

* "Charles P. Ginsburg, at Ampex Corporation"


Video tape recorder technologies include:

Analog reel-to-reel
* 2" Quadruplex (Ampex,(RCA and (Bosch's Fernseh)
* 1" Type A (Ampex)
* 1" Type B (Bosch's Fernseh - BTS Philips)
* IVC 2 inch Helical scan (International Video Corporation's IVC 9000 Format)
* 1" Type C (Sony, Ampex, NEC and Hitachi)

Professional cassette / cartridge based systems
*U-matic (3/4")
*Betacam (Sony)
*M-II (Panasonic)
*Betacam SP (Sony)
Standard definition Digital video tape formats
*D1 (Sony) and Broadcast Television Systems Inc.
*D2 (Sony and Ampex)
*D3 (Panasonic)
*DCT (Ampex)
*Digital Betacam (Sony)
*Betacam IMX (Sony)
*DVCAM (Sony)
*DVCPRO (Panasonic)
*D9 (Digital-S) (JVC)

High definition Digital video tape formats
*HDCAM (Sony)
*HDCAM-SR (Sony)
*D5 HD (Panasonic)
*D6 HDTV VTR (BTS - Philips - Thomson SA - Grass Valley (company))
*DVCPROHD (Panasonic)
*D-VHS (JVC and Panasonic)
*HDV (Sony and JVC)

Consumer formats
*DV (miniDV is the cassette size)
*Digital8 (Sony)
* Video 2000 (Philips)
* Betamax

See video cassette recorder for a full treatment of domestic formats.

References in popular culture

In their song "Video killed the radio star", the Buggles sing "Put the blame on VTR".

External links

* [ - VTR-Museum]
* [ Video Duplication and Archiving of old Video Formats]

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