U-matic (3/4 in., videocassette)

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English preferred label U-matic (3/4 in., videocassette) Published
English notation c Published
English definition Used for a video format using Sony's trademark name which refers to its tape threading path in a U-shape. It is the worldwide standard for 3/4 inch videotape and is used extensively in industrial and broadcast production. Like the two 1/2 in. home video formats, it uses a helical scan recording system. It is also known as U type standard. Published