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...
Got the tapes yesterday [video reels, DVDs, and mp4 files for download]. You guys did a great job, thanks, Paul, Valencia, CA 91355.
Great quality. Like something resurrected from the dead [eiaj helical scan reel to h264.mp4 on flash thumb drive]. The conference was 45 years ago and no has seen it since. thanks, Peter, Univ Illinois, Chicago Illinois, IL 60612.
I was thrilled to get it [h264.mp4 file on thumb drive] today- my how technology has improved. It was exciting for me to see because I have been working on a history book and now I get a firsthand look at my narrative. thank you for your work! Kathy, Media, Pennsylvania, PA 19063.
If you were here right now, I'd give you a big kiss! The tape transfer [to DVD and mp4] arrived and I've been in tears ever since. It is such a joy and thrill to see myself and my friends from high school back in 1969. I was astonished at how good the quality is and I thank you so much for doing this job and taking such pains with it. I will be shipping this week to you two more tapes. Thank you so much! Kathleen, New Jersey, NJ 08057.
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 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