1/2" CV

AKA
skip field
Era
1965–
Format
analog
Format2
open reel
Developed by
Sony
Market
Educational, Industrial
(Max) Capacity
Small: 30 minutes Large: 1 hour
Size
5" & 7" reels
Color
Black&White
Encoding
-
Tape type
Oxide
Tape width
1/2"
Bandwidth
Low Band
Fun facts
This format introduced the first portable recording device, the Porta-Pak
This format was much cheaper and smaller than previous open reel formats, and was the first format to target the non-professional and home use markets
This format was also known as "skip field" because it recorded one field of video and repeated it twice during playback
CV tape speed is 19.05cm/s (7.5ips).