1/4" Akai

AKA
1/4" video, 1/4" open reel
Era
1967–late 1970s
Format
analog
Format2
open reel
Developed by
Akai
Market
Consumer, Educational, Industrial
(Max) Capacity
30 minutes
Size
5" reels
Color
Color
Encoding
Component (Color Under)
Tape type
Oxide
Tape width
0.25"
Bandwidth
Low Band
Fun facts
This format was initially only available in black-and-white, with color being introduced in 1974; color tapes were not backwards-compatible due to the systems running at different speeds
This format was typically stored on 5" reels but larger 10.5" reels were later introduced
This format was marketed for consumer use, intended for recording home movies