Shibaden 1/2" reel to reel Video Format

Shibaden 1/2" Format Information:

Videotape Format: Shibaden 1/2" reel to reel

In use: Late 1960s through the 1970s.

Recording mode: Analog video, rotary 2 head, single track helical scanning.

Tape speed: 7.5 inches per second.

Tape width: 1/2" open reel to reel.

Features: Proprietary recording format compatible only with other Shibaden videotape recorders. Black and white.

Existing machine longevity: Near extinct.

Videotape longevity: Low.

Prior usage: Home, business and educational installations.

Notes on the Shibaden 1/2" reel to reel... Shibaden had it’s own line of ½" reel-to-reel videotape recorders. It appears that they were never as popular as the Sony CV and later, the E.I.A.J. compatible machines. According to Shibaden catalog, there existed the following model #’s: SV-700UL, SV-800UL (with built in pop-up monitor), and the SV-707U battery powered camera/VTR system. Shibaden made an entire product line of cameras, sync generators, and monitors. A competitor to Sony.

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