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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 Used for newsgathering, BVU, and later an improved BVU SP format, were superseded by Sony's Betacam SP.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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12) In conjunction with an agreement to adopt Sony's U-Matic as a standard for institutional machines, three Japanese firms that later competed for the home video standard--Sony, Matsushita, and JVC--signed a cross-licensing agreement for video recording patents in 1970.
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.
The company has greeted each new generation of innovation in movie software storage and delivery with successful titles, on media as diverse as three-quarter inch U-matic video tape, Beta and VHS video cassette tapes, laser discs and, most recently DVD.
Contract notice: Scanning of U-Matic, BVU, U-Matic SP videocassettes.
Delivery of NOA's Archive Asset Management (AAM) system mediARC will be completed by Q2 2017, and will be used to digitise SMC's 140,000 hours of Betacam, DigiBeta, U-matic, One Inch, and MiniDV tapes to SMC's enterprise datacentre.
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.
The $281,154 grant will fund a 2-year project to transfer programming--recorded by the archive and dating back to 1968--from three-quarter-inch U-Matic videotape to MPEG-2 digital video.
Going Online for Business sells for $95 and is available in VHS, Beta, or U-Matic.
In my 29 years in this business, I have seen many changes - 16MM film to 3/4 U-matic videotape, Betamax to VHS, laserdisc, CD-ROM, and now e-learning - but nothing will completely replace the drama and immediacy that a well-made video brings to training sessions.