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.