Helical Scan Video Tape, EIAJ-1 B&W to Video Files, DVD, Download.
EIAJ-2 color for Videocorders to Video Files, DVD, Download.
CCIR European format B&W (PAL) to Video Files, DVD, Download.
1969 EIAJ-1 B&W standard, EIAJ-2 color standard with a tape speed of 7.5ips. (European B&W CCIR/ PAL color machines have a tape speed of 163.22mm/s, 6.426ips which is 14.4% slower or 85.7% of the NTSC speed). It was the first industry-wide standard video format, Electronics Industries Association of Japan (EIAJ) and uses a slanted Helical Scan video recording format which gives higher video quality per inch of tape than linear formats. Helical Scan recording was used by many previous formats, but was not standardized between manufacturers until 1969. EIAJ and most previous 1/2-inch tape formats have the audio track is along the top edge (away from the machine) and control track along the bottom edge (close to machine). Craig 6402 is reversed.This 1/2"-inch EIAJ open reel format is Endangered; there are only a small number of playback machines with no manufacturer support/ part availability and usually significant tape deterioration. The ½”-inch wide video tape is loaded onto an open reel very similar to ¼-inch wide open reel audio tape; the hub design between the two is the same. Common reel sizes are 5-inch diameter 30 minute tapes and 7-inch diameter 60 minute tapes. This format was popular in schools, universities, Electronic News Gathering, and home use with the advent of battery powered portable machines. Color recording was possible but not very common.
What folks are saying...
I want to thank you for an exellent job transferring my ancient video tape into a digital file [mp4 on flash drive and for DownLoad]. This 1971 Sony tape has images of family members that have not been viewed in 47 years, I really didn't expect the quality at this age of tape but looks great. Please feel free to use my name as a reference for your fine work. Best Regards, Larry CA California, 91607.
My daughters loved watching their ol' Mom as a young woman teaching. Thanks again for your work [transferring eiaj 1/2" video reels to h264.mp4 files on flash drive]. thanks, Valerie, California CA 93922.
The materials [5"-inch helical scan eiag video reels to DVDs] arrived last weekend and exceeded my expectations. Thanks for a fantastic job. I will be sending some more to you for processing shortly. thanks, Christopher, Maine, ME 04021.
Looks like the DVavi download has worked (also on flash drive and DVDs]. This is the first time I saw my Dad in a non-still shot and heard his voice since August 1981. It is only for a brief time, but I can't tell you how much that means to me...and my Mom (who is now 85). My siblings will be excited to see this. It was also great to see Mom when she was 39 years old with five kids 45 years ago. Kind regards, Andy, PA Pennsylvania, 19429.
The package arrived this morning and everything looks great. Thank you for your patience and work! Cindy, Austin, Texas TX University.
The package arrived and I've watched the tape. Thank you so much for taking the time to do such an incredible job! It took me a while to find you as many people said that they couldn't do anything with the old video tape [reel transferred to DVDs and h264.mp4 files]. You worked your magic and made something come back to life that hasn't been seen for some time. Thank you so much! Dan, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
Thank you sooooooooooo much. [helical scan video reel of high school play to mp4 download]. People are going to be so excited.. Beth, Oklahoma, OK 73742.
I received the tapes and mp4 files on thumb drive and they look good. I found a couple more that I will be sending in. thanks, Adam, University Library, Washington 98033.
The original tape and DVDs arrived on time and in exellent condition. The DVDs play on various DVD players. We are very pleased to be able to see our [artistic dances] work again. This tape is historically important to our organization. We have other tapes to send. Best, Mary Pittsburgh PA 15210.
Received the package yesterday. I am very happy with the transfer [two 7" open reel video tapes to ProRes on USB flash drive]. Thank you So much. Joy, Wisconsin 53719.
Thanks, Looks Marvellous. The quality is brilliant. Thank you so much. [3 CCIR (PAL) helical scan video tape reels to DVD and mp4 files on thumb drive] Cheers mate. Daniel, Victoria, Australia.
DVD and mp4 file [on my thumb drive stick] has arived. All was perfect. Thanks for your work. I have already passed your name on to a few friends who have film to transfer. take care, Mike, Houston Texas, TX 77031.
Received it today [flash drive with mp4 file from eiaj-1 video reel] and can't be happier, looks great! thanks, Mike, Connecticut, CT. 06470.
We watchd both download files in entirety. They were exellent. I will let you know when the DVDs arrive. thanks, Dinese in Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701.
I have downloaded the [h264.mp4 file from CCIR video tape reel] and have seen it: fantastic! Thank you very much for your work. Dario, Padova, Italy 35126.
It worked! We downloaded the files from Dropbox. You took extra time with me solving my problem and many thanks! The kids are gonna love them! thanks, Lindsay MB Canada.
Typical tape reels are 4.5-inch, 11cm; 5-inch, 13cm; 7-inch, 18cm diameter.
JVC KV-350, KV-360.
Panasonic National Matsushita NV-3020, NV-3110 (1971), NV-3120 color, NV-3130 (1972), NV-3150, NV-3160 color.
Sony AV-3400, AV-3600, AV-3650, Sony AV-8600, AV-8650 color (~1974).
Shibaden SV-510, SV-520 color, SV-550, SV-620 color.
1/2" -inch EIAJ format for Helical Scan Videocorders, VTR video tape Transfer archive recover for open reel, reel to reel, R2R to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, Thumbdrive, or web