VHS

AKA
Video Home System
Era
1976–2000s
Format
analog
Format2
Tape
Developed by
JVC
Manufacturers
JVC & more
Market
Consumer
(Max) Capacity
VHS-C: 30 minutes Standard Play (SP): 2 hours Long Play (LP): 4 hours Extended Play (EP): 6 hours Super Long Play (SLP): 6 hours
Size
18.7 × 10.2 × 2.5 cm
Color
Color
Encoding
Component (Color Under)
Tape type
Oxide
Tape width
1/2"
Bandwidth
Low Band
Fun facts
A smaller variant of VHS, VHS-C, was introduced in 1982 for use in camcorders; these tapes could be played in standard VHS machines with an adapter
Development of this format was initially canceled in 1972, but engineers continued to work on it in secret until they had a successful working prototype in 1973
This format was developed with the following goals: be compatible with any television, be compatible across all manufacturers, have the ability to be customized and expanded, be inexpensive to purchase and repair, and have parts that can be easily replaced and maintained
The introduction of the S-Video cable, with it's funky face configuration, split the video into two signals for better quality: The luminance (the B&W) is separated from the chrominance (the color).
The introduction of the S-Video cable, with it's funky face configuration, split the video into two signals for better quality: The luminance (the B&W) is separated from the chrominance (the color).