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U-matic

Sony's first videocassette system introduced in 1971. With camera and recorder as separate units, U-Matic supported the NTSC video format on 3/4" tape. A smaller U-matic S cassette was later added for use in more portable recorders. In the early 1980s, Sony introduced a Broadcast Video U-matic (BVU) format with better color and lower noise. Used for newsgathering, BVU, and later an improved BVU SP format, were superseded by Sony's Betacam SP. See ENG, Betacam and VCR.
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RAIL: The decision of shooting the film on U-matic and to blend fiction with archival footage is related to that quest for realism and historical accuracy?
Ralph Couzens, stated that all three, "were recorded digitally using the Sony PCM1630 U-matic based system in 16 bit.
Developmental stages of Branchiostoma lanceolatum were observed alive by means of light microscopy (Leitz, Axioplan) and recorded on videotape (Sony, KSP-60, U-matic).
Outdated media such as Beta and U-Matic have given way to still video (video floppy disks, such as those made by Canon Xapshot or Sony MAVPAK digital cameras) and compact discinteractive (CD-I).
One format, the U-Matic, developed primarily by the Sony Corporation, soon emerged as the dominant design for professional and educational uses, replacing other kinds of video players and recorders.
The applications of Interactive Digital Video: An ACM Videotape Presentation, is a 60-minute tape (approx.), available in 1/2" VHS and 3/4" U-matic formats, includes actual visual demonstrations, hard to convey in print, of implementations of this new technology.
They had established routines, they could repair a broken Betacam or U-Matic VTR in their sleep, they could troubleshoot complex transmission problems in seconds.
4 NO (Pablo Larrain) Having employed Tarkovsky-era Russian camera lenses to achieve the etiolated lighting of Post Mortem, Larrain completes his Pinochet trilogy by shooting a supremely nuanced account of the 1988 Chilean referendum campaign in U-matic murk.
The future-proofing challenge can be understood by referring to the vast repositories of analog video and U-matic 3/4" videotape in the libraries of many large media organizations.