||CVR XXI: - February, 1968.
Color Video Tape Cartridge Recorder for the twenty first century. (They
missed that call...) Arvin's longitudinal video recording scheme.
Based on the [Newell I] principle. Tape
is spooled from the feed reel, inside a cartridge, through the transport
and finally to an internal take up reel. 2400 feet of tape allowed for
one hour of color recording, with 9 one second gaps for tape reversal.
10 tracks across half inch tape are recorded in a serpentine pattern as
the tape runs. At 160 inches per second, the reels are exhausted quickly
and must be reversed every six minutes. Turn around is 1 second. At each
reversal, the record head is shifted down by one track. This is repeated
until all 10 tracks are scanned. With a DC to 2 Mhz frequency response,
the video performance would have been poor. In fact the spec's show this.
SLP VHS would whip it.
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