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), 1969 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 the EIAJ standard. The B&W video standard is called Type I (EIAJ-1) and the color standard is EIAJ Type 2 (EIAJ-2). Most of 1/2-inch open reel tape has the audio trach on the top (away from the machine) and control track on bottom (close to machine). Craig 6402 is reversed.This 1/2"-inch EIAJ open reel format is Endangered; there is a small number of playback machines with no manufacturer support/ part availability and significant tape deterioration). The ½”-inch wide video tape 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 wide 60 minute tapes. This format was popular for Electronic News Gathering with the advent of battery powered portable machines. It also a consumer, educational, and professional uses. Tapes with color are not common.
What folks are saying...
The [DVD and h264.mp4 file on USB thumb drive] arrived and my husband was really excited. The tape was from a class he taught over 40 years ago. So we are very happy. thanks, Susan, Barrington, RI 02806.
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 am thrilled! Thank you for doing such a great job. It is a real treasure [mp4 files for internet download]. Jocelyn, New York, NY 10012.
They are FANTASTIC [5-inch video tape reels to ProRes422 files on flash drive], thanks for all you and your company does to preserve all of our videotaped history. I'll be sending more.... thanks, Carl Oregon, OR 97068.
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 is great quality and the family was excited to see it [h264.mp4 and DVD] . Joyce, Oregon OR 97477.
My wife and I watched it [h264.mov file on flash drive] last night and were absolutely delighted with the results! It was worth every penny of the cost. We did not know what was on the tape. It turns out to be my wife, myself and our now grown daughters from back in 1974; 40+ years ago. Thank you for your professionalism, the quality of the work, and most importantly for helping me regain a fantastic memory from the past! Jonathan, Overland Park, Kansas KS 66212.
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.
Thanks very much! The tape [EIAJ video reels] and DVDs arrived yesterday and all is in good condition. We'll likely be in touch with future video projects as funding allows. Best, Angie. Alaska Library
Yes [the Dropbox file of the CCIR (PAL) tape] download all works! Thank you. Now one mystery is solved. Zoe, New Zealand.
We received the [Dropbox] delivery earlier today. Thank you for all your help. We appreciate it and our patron was very happy to see the dance performance again. Lawrence, Washington DC library, 20052.
Hello, thanks for the great job on the tape transfer. It looks like we have another EIAJ to be captured. Will send along with a hard drive for ProRes422HQ file. thanks, PK, CA, California business 90404.
The DVDs and [h264 MOV file on] flash drive arrived yesterday. I really enjoyed watching the show. The quality is better than I thought it would be. It brought back so many good memories. Thanks again! David, Columbus Ohio OH 43220.
They [h264.mov on flashdrive and DVD] arrived and have been very enjoyable. Think we started family reality without knowing it. Thanks for taking good care of this- we have more and will be sending them soon. Carole New York, NY 10003.
Got it today...very pleased. Thank you very nuch. [7"-inch video tape reel to h264 on customer flash drive and DVD] Mulberry, Indiania IN 46058.
Amazing that you were able to salvaqge the 7" inch EIAJ video tape reel with hardened glue blobs on the tape and reel! thanks, Paul, video transfer business, Burlington Vermont VT 05401.
I have downloaded the video [1/2 inch European format CCIR (PAL) from the web] and it looks great!!! My family is very excited and we are happy, thanks again for your amazing support, Chen A, Israel.
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