A method of recording video information diagonally on a tape, used in home and professional VCRs. High speed rotating video heads scan these diagonal video tracks, giving an effective tape speed much higher than the actual tape speed allowing more information to be recorded on a given length of magnetic tape.
Recording system used on all camcorders and VCRs. It uses a rotating head to write the picture signal in diagonal stripes along the moving tape. Also used for Hi-fi audio tracks on some camcorders.
A technique for recording data onto magnetic tape where the data is stored in a series of diagonal stripes on the tape. Basically it’s a derivative of VCR technology but highly modified for data recording devices to reduce tape wear, improve reliability, etc. The technique was originally planned for use in the Magstar, but IBM engineers could not figure out how to avoid having to replace the tape head every month, so it was scrapped for good old fashioned parallel tracks which run along the length of the tape. The technique has long been used in the mid-range and PC markets (e.g., in the IBM 7208), but only started to come into the mainframe market with StorageTek’s Redwood device.
The basis for most modem videotape recording, in which the signal is recorded as a diagonal track by recording heads on a rapidly revolving drum. The same heads, revolving at the same speed, are used for playback.
A method of recording video information on a tape, most commonly used in home and professional VCRs.
Recording method used on digital audio tape that runs the tracks diagonally across tape to increase storage capacity.
the system by which a rotating head records slightly diagonal picture signal tracks along the tape.
A tape mechanism similar to a VCR's in which the heads are contained in a tilted, spinning drum. The tape is drawn halfway or further around the circumference of the drum, which reads or writes diagonally to the tape.
A recording method used to increase data capacity and transfer rates in tape storage. The tape is wrapped around a transport drum at an angle, creating diagonal tracks that increase track density compared to conventional tape-recording methods.
a method of reading and writing data to tape using a rotating head/drum assembly
A tape recording method that uses a spinning read/write head and diagonal tracks. It was developed for and is still used in VCRs. The fast-spinning head writes a dense magnetic image while the tape ... more
Helical scan or striping is a method of recording higher bandwidth signals onto magnetic tape than would otherwise be possible at the same tape speed with fixed heads. It is used in video cassette recorders, digital audio tape recorders, and numerous computer secondary storage and backup systems.