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1"C Videotape
16mm Film
16mm Magnetic Print
17.5mm Film
2-pop
2.0 Mono
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3-stripe Mag
3/4" Videotape
35/32mm Film
5.1 Multi-channel Audio
6.1 Multi-channel Audio
7.1 Multi-channel Audio
8-track Cartridge

3/4" Videotape

From Chace Audio

3/4” videotape is an analog format known as a "U-matic cassette." It is a 3/4”-wide magnetic tape spooled across two reels and housed in a cassette shell. Developed in the late 1960s/early 1970s, this format was the primary workhorse for video production and editorial for nearly 30 years, and today it is still used as the lowest end of professional videotape formats.

3/4” videocassettes offer two discreet audio channels with limited headroom and a time code track (it's fairly common to see time code recorded onto channel 2 of the cassette as a safety track as well). The format is typically unsuitable for use as an audio source except in the most extreme of cases.

A U-Matic tape deck - a true work-horse of the film and television industry for over 30 years.

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