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Video Tape Pricing
Transfer Sony V-30H Helical Scan video
tape to DVD, Hard or Flash Drive file.
|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 files.|
EIAJ-1 B&W, EIAJ-2 is color. Most tapes are 5-inches (30 minutes) or 7-inches (60 minutes) in diameter. Transfer includes normal recovery including cleaning and baking, if required. Price is the same for all 1/2-inch wide open reel format; this tape was used for many different video formats. Note that this early video technology and usually contains sync, start/stop disturbances, and dropouts.
1969 EIAJ-1 B&W standard, EIAJ-2 color standard with a tape speed of 7.5ips. 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).
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.Typical machines:
Sony AV-3400, AV-3600, AV-3650, Sony AV-8650 color (~1974)
Matsushita Panasonic NV-3020, NV-3120 color, NV-3130 (~1972), NV-3150, NV-3160 color
Typical tapes are either 5-inch diameter, 1200 feet, 365m, 30 minutes or 7-inch diameter, 2400 feet, 730m, 60 minutes.
Typical recording/ playback machines are:
Shibaden 7"-inch diameter video tape reel is very similar to Concord NV reels also.
|1/2"-inch non-standard CV, Skip Field, Skipfield, Concord NV format, and Shibaden format Transfer record archive VTR video tape reel spools to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, Thumbdrive, or web files.|
Most tapes are 5-inches (30 minutes) or 7-inches (60 minutes) in diameter. Includes normal recovery including cleaning and baking, if required. Price is the same regardless of 1/2-inch wide open reel format; this tape was used with different video formats. Note that this early video technology and usually contains sync, start/stop disturbances, and dropouts.
Typical tapes are either 5-inch diameter, 1200 feet, 365m, 30 minutes or 7-inch diameter, 2400 feet, 730m, 60 minutes. Example tapes continued:
Typical recording, playback machines:
Panasonic NV-P530 video tape cartrige
|Panasonic, Hitachi 1/2"-inch video tape cartrage cassettes NV-R50, NV-P510, NV-R520, NV-P530, R-430 transferred recorded to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, or web files.|
Includes normal recovery including cleaning and baking, if required. Price is the same regardless of 1/2-inch wide open reel format; this tape was used with different video formats. Note that this early video technology and usually contains sync, start/stop disturbances, and dropouts.
The Video Cartridge was developed by Panasonic in 1969 based on the EIAJ, ½-inch video format. It was convenient consumer format but also was used by educational and professional users as well. Most cartriges are 30 minutes and it is fairly common to have EIAJ-II EIAJ-2 color format.
Format is based on the EIAJ standard and can be Black& White or Color. Each cartrage consists of a single spool of ½-inch wide videotape in a housing; cartrages normally play for 30 minutes and common markings are Panasonic and Hitachi.
This Panasonic EIAJ cartrage format is Extinct (playback machines are rare, tape is more than 20 years old).
MachinesTape cartrages use common 1/2"-inch wide video tape, common Brand names are:
Panasonic NV-R50, (VPK 19-P-1), 5" dia cartrage cassette
Panasonic NV-510, 30 minute cartrage cassette. National Video Tape for Helical scan recorders.
Panasonic NV-R520 inner reel, 1 mil (.001 inches thick)
Panasonic NV-P530 Cartrage cassette, 30 min. National Video tape. Matushita Electric.
These tape cartrages were recorded/ played by Panasonic NV-5110, -5120A machines.
These were color EIAJ-2 and sometimes known as EIAJ-M format.
Transfer archive CVC Technicolor Compact
Video Cassette, Muntz, Funai, Microvideo
|Transfer CVC Technicolor Compact Video Cassette (not VHS-C), Muntz, CVC Funai, Microvideo to DVD, Hard drive or Flash drive files.|
Includes normal recovery including tape baking, if required. note: if tape is stuck in
machine, send the machine with no power supply. We can remove the tape for transfer.
CVC 1/4 inch, Compact Video Cassete, 6.35mm wide videotape
Transfer save U-Matic SP, 3/4" -inch video
large, small Umatic cassettes to DVD,
Hard drive, Flash drive files.
|Transfer record U-Matic SP videotape, Umatic, 3/4 -inch videotape to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive files.|
Includes normal recovery including tape baking, if required.
1971 Sony. This is a standardized format and is commonly called ¾-inch or Umatic. It records up to 60 minutes of color television with 250 lines of resolution and has stereo sound. Its technical names are ANSI/SMPTE 21M, and Type E Helical Scan video format.
The Umatic format is Threatened, playback machines are available, format is obsolete, tapes can be unstable. This dual reel Cassette format uses ¾-inch wide video tape. It found common use in professional settings such as business, education, industry, and New Gathering. An extension to the original format is called ‘SP’ (Superior Performance) and usually uses a special high quality tapes that give additional resolution in SP machines. SP tapes can be played in non-SP machines with only normal video quality.
Machines were commonly available from Sony, JVC, and others.
Transfer Beta 1, 2, 3, BetaMax, Beta I, Beta II, Beta III, Beta HiFi, Beta stereo, PAL Beta, Secam Beta to DVD, Hard or Flash drive files.
|BETA BETAMAX transfer record vintage Beta 1, 2, 3 video tape, BetaMax, Beta I, Beta II, Beta III, Beta HiFi, Beta stereo, PAL Beta, Secam Beta to DVD, Hard drive or Flash drive files.|
Beta-max was the early competitor to VHS tapes.
BetaMax, commonly called Beta, was developed by Sony about 1975, it was a major competitor to VHS format in marketing wars of the mid-1980s and eventually fell out of favor. The format is Critically Endangered (small number of playback machines with little or no manufacturing support). BetaMax has 250 lines of resolution.
Video cassette with ½-inch wide video tape. The cassette is slightly smaller than VHS cassettes and is not compatible. Betamax cassettes are mechanically similar to Betacam and Betacam SP but are not format compatible; RTI Betacam tape cleaner machines will work for BetaMax tapes. The tape path inside the machine is very similar to the larger ¾-inch Umatic format.
Machines were marketed by JVC and many manufacturers.BETA, BETAMAX 1/2 inch wide Consumer Video tape, rated for 750 Oersted
Transfer Vcord VTC-20C, V Cord I, Vcord II V-60, V-120 video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files.
|Transfer Sanyo Vcord VTC-20C, V Cord I, video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files. |
Vcord from Sanyo VTC-7100 non standard Vcord format cassettes.
In 1974, Sanyo released the first V-Cord, VT-20C video cassette tape and machine VTC7100. Sanyo video cassette tape VT-20C (tan color housing) has twin reels with ½-inch wide video tape and are 20 minutes when used in the VTC-7100 machine.
Sanyo Vcord format is Extinct.
Typical machines were Sanyo VTC-7100 (15lb, portable)
SANYO Vcord-II video cassette V-120 holds 2 hours in LP mode and 1 hour with Standard recording speed.
|Transfer Sanyo Vcord Vcord II V-60 and V-120 video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files. |
Vcord II, 2 standard cassette formats
In 1976, Sanyo released a non-compatible V-Cord II format and V-60 and V-120 video cassettes (black color); the recorder was the first have two recording speeds, freeze frame, and slow motion. The Sanyo V CORD II video cassette has twin reels with ½-inch wide video tape. Sanyo V-cord II V-60 cassettes hold 60 minutes and V-120 hold 120 minutes at LP tape speed and hold half as much at the standard STD tape speed. The thin tape used in Sanyo V-Cord II (black case) tapes may have serious damage if used in Vcord machine VTC-7100.
The Sanyo Vcord format is Extinct. V-Cord II STD recording uses two heads to record both fields of an interlaced video frame; LP mode uses one field of each interlaced video frame thus allowing twice as much video on the tape at lesser quality. Vcord II format has a tape speed of 2.91 ips in STD mode and 1.45 ips in LP mode.
Typical machines are Sanyo VTC-7300, VTC-8000, VTC-8200 and Toshiba in Canada KV-4000, KV-4100, and KV-4200.
Maxell VHS, T-120 Video Tape
|VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, SVHS, PAL, Secam |
VHS Video tape, 1/2" (12.7mm) wide video tape
VHS-C, Compact Video Cassette, 1/2" (12.7mm) wide videotape, typical tapes are:
SONY 8mm MP120 camcorder video tape cassette
|8mm Camcorder tape, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, Digital 8|
This small cassette tape uses very thin and fragile 8mm wide video tape. Similar tapes include the original 8mm and Digital8 camcorder formats; modern camcorders could play all three tape formats interchangeably.
These 8mm formats are Threatened, playback machines are available, format is obsolete, tapes can be unstable. Developed in 1989, this is a small standardized cassette format with 8mm wide tape.
Video8 Casette (8mm). Camcorder Videotape
Transfer record Sony miniDV DVC DVM60PRR camcorder video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, Thumbdrive, or web files.
|MiniDV, mini DV DVC |
miniDV Video Tape Casettes (intro 1995), Camcorder video tape
Transfer AKAI 1/4"-inch video tape reel to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files.
|Transfer AKAI 1/4"-inch video tape reel to DVD, Hard drive or Flash drive files.|
Simialr tapes: Maxell VT-7B
|Transfer archive BetaCam, BetaCam SP, Beta video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, flash drive, or web files.|
BetaCam, BetaCam SP, Beta cam is a professional format.
BetaCAM, Beta-Cam 1/2 inch wide Professional Video Tape
Transfer Sony 1"-inch EV open reel video tape to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, or web files.
|Transfer Sony 1"-inch EV open reel video tape to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, or web files. |
1" wide video tape format on a single reel with a unique 3 three hole drive pattern. Typical tape markings are Sony V-11, V-12, V-11-60A, V-12-60A, Scotch. Tapes are usually 2460ft, 750m and normally run for 60 minutes, color is possible but not common. Tape reel spools are usually metal and sometimes plastic (that warp); full reels are 4 pounds each.
Sony released the EV video tape format in 1974. Machines were only capable of B&W, however color recording/ playback was possible with the addition of a color adapter.
WET tAPES CAN BE SAVED. Transfer recover Wet Video Tapes, Flood Damaged, Dirty, Wet, Muddy, Moldy tapes, Hurricane Water, and other damage to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files.
|WET TAPES CAN BE SAVED. |
Transfer recover Wet Video Tapes, Flood Damaged, Dirty, Wet, Muddy, Moldy tapes, Hurricane Water, and other damage to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files.
The success of wet, damaged tape recovery depends on many factors including type of tape and your proper handling. See additional information in FAQ and Recovery page. Number tapes, keep a list of titles. There is a Blank tape charge. Wet, dirty, hurricane, flooded basement, tape recovery.