Scotch - VHS-C Compact Video Cassette All

3M, Lake Superior

  • Year
  • 1982 ??
  • Category
  • Miscellaneous (Other, Various) - see notes
  • ID
  • 266915

 Technical Specifications

  • Wave bands
  • - without
  • Details
  • Special Tape or Cassette-Format
  • Power type and voltage
  • No Power needed
  • Loudspeaker
  • - - No sound reproduction output.
  • Material
  • Plastics (no bakelite or catalin)
  • from
  • Model: Scotch - VHS-C Compact Video Cassette [All] - 3M, Lake Superior
  • Shape
  • Miscellaneous shapes - described under notes.
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 92 x 20 x 58 mm / 3.6 x 0.8 x 2.3 inch
  • Notes
  • This page is for all Scotch labeled VHS-C type Video Cassette tapes for all TV standards.

    Please do not modify this page.

    Load only pictures with all data in the picture legend!

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    History (Taken from Wikipedia):


    Another variant is VHS-Compact (VHS-C), originally developed for portable VCRs in 1982, but ultimately finding success in palm-sized camcorders. The longest tape available for NTSC holds 60 minutes in SP mode and 180 minutes in EP mode.

    Since VHS-C tapes are based on the same magnetic tape as full-size tapes, they can be played back in standard VHS players using a mechanical adapter, without the need of any kind of signal conversion.

    The magnetic tape on VHS-C cassettes is wound on one main spool and uses a gear wheel to advance the tape. The adapter does not require a battery to function and is solely a mechanical adapter. It has an internal hub to engage with the VCR mechanism in the location of a normal full-size tape hub, driving the gearing on the VHS-C cassette. Also, when a VHS-C cassette is inserted into the adapter, a small swing-arm pulls the tape out of the miniature cassette to span the standard tape path distance between the guide rollers of a full-size tape.

    This allows the tape from the miniature cassette to use the same loading mechanism as that from the standard cassette."

  • Author
  • Model page created by a member from A. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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