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Videotape Recorders-Their Care And Feeding
Author(s): James C. Lawson
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Paper Abstract

The first fifty years of magnetic recording centered around one basic format. It was, and is, called longitudinal recording. The medium it-self progressed from wire, first used by Poulsen, to steel tape, to magnetic-coated paper tape, to the magnetic-coated acetate tapes commonly in use in the early 1950's. Quality of reproduction steadily improved over the years as well, and by 1952, magnetic tape recording was becoming the standard for audio mastering, broadcasting, and instrumentation (data) recordings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0486, Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '84, (28 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943198
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James C. Lawson, Ampex Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0486:
Medical Imaging and Instrumentation '84
James A. Mulvaney, Editor(s)

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