1" Type A

AKA
SMPTE Type A, A-Format
Era
1965–1970s
Format
analog
Format2
open reel
Developed by
Ampex
Market
Educational, Industrial
(Max) Capacity
1 hour
Size
Up to 12" reels
Color
Color
Encoding
-
Tape type
Oxide
Tape width
1"
Bandwidth
Low Band
Fun facts
1" Type A, Type B, and Type C are not compatible with each other
This format was used by the White House Communications Agency from 1966 to 1969
This format was not used for broadcast television because it did not meet Federal Communications Commission (FCC) specifications for broadcast videotape formats