1" Type C

AKA
(None?)
Era
1976–1990s
Format
analog
Format2
Reel
Developed by
Ampex & Sony
Manufacturers
Ampex, Sony, Hitachi, RCA, NEC
Market
Professional
(Max) Capacity
Generation 1: 1 hour Generation 2: 2 hours
Size
12" reels
Color
Color
Encoding
Composite
Tape type
Oxide
Tape width
1"
Bandwidth
High Band
Fun facts
The most common size for this format was 12" reels, but smaller reels were produced for delivering shorter content
This format was capable of "trick-play" functions such as still frames, shuttle, and slow motion variable-speed playback
Recording devices were able to capture single frames, which made this format popular to use during the development of early computer animation
In this format, the entire composite video signal is recorded and played back as is, without being split into separate components
In this format, the entire composite video signal is recorded and played back as is, without being split into separate components