a semi-professional video format. It used to be the standard for trained videos but it now being replaced by VHS.
refers to 3/4 inch magnetic tape, originally a professional cassette tape format now being supplanted by new digital formats; a competing tape format was the inferior 1/2" VHS or beta
trade name for 3/4-inch video cassette system originally developed by Sony. Now established as the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Type F video tape format.
An analog tape format once popular for broadcast.
a standard VHS tape is ½" wide, U-matic tape is ¾ in wide. Although this is an older technology, it is still found in use for professional editing.
"A 3/4 in. analog videocassette format developed by Sony. The “u” refers to the u-shape of its tape threading path. Generally for semi-professional (educational and industrial) use. "(AMIM)
A video cassette recording system for professional use, made by Sony. There are two versions, high-band, for transmission use principally in ENG, and low-band, where the quality can be lower.
Trade name for the 3/4 inch video format developed by Sony.
Trade name for the 3/4-inch tape format invented by Sony.
Sony trademark of its 3/4-inch composite videotape format. SP U-Matic is an improved version using metal tape.
(three quarter inch tape) An industrial level videotape format, used primarily by cable access studios.
3/4-inch videocassette format.
Originally a Sony trademark name for the 3/4 inch videotape format, it is often used as a synonym for 3/4 inch videotape. A more accurate designation would be 3/4 inch or 3/4 inch SP (a high band, higher quality version). It uses a composite signal (luminance and chrominance combined).
U-matic is the name of a videocassette format first shown by Sony in prototype in October 1969, and introduced to the market in September 1971. It was among the first video formats to contain the videotape inside a cassette, as opposed to the various open-reel formats of the time. Interestingly, unlike most other cassette-based tape formats, the supply and take-up reels in the cassette worked in opposite directions during playback, fast-forward and rewind: one reel would run clockwise while the other would run counter-clockwise.