Tap view o a VHS cassette
|Media type||Video recordin media|
|Encodin||FM on magnetic tape|
|Developed bi||JVC (Victor Company o Japan)|
|Uisage||Home video, Home movie|
The 1970s wis a period when video recordin acame a major contributor tae the televeesion industry. Like mony ither technological innovations, each o several companies made an attempt tae produce a televeesion recordin staundart that the majority o the warld would embrace. At the peak o it aw, the home video industry wis caucht up in a series o videotape format wars. Twa o the formats, VHS an Betamax, received the maist media exposur. VHS would eventually win the war, an tharefore succeed as the dominant home video format, lastin throughoot the tape furmat period.
In later years, optical disc furmats began tae affer better quality than video tape. The earliest o these formats, Laserdisc, wis nae widely adoptit, but the subsequent DVD format eventually did achieve mass acceptance an replaced VHS as the preferred method o distribution efter 2000.
References[edit | edit source]
- IEEE History Center: Development of VHS, cites the original name as "Video Home System", from an article by Yuma Shiraishi, one of its inventors. Retrieved December 28, 2006.
- Popular Science Magazine, November 1977, page 81
- Boucher, Geoff (2008-12-22). "VHS era is winding down". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
- "Lessons Learned from the VHS - Betamax War". Besser.tsoa.nyu.edu. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
- "It's unreel: DVD rentals overtake videocassettes". The Washington Times (Washington, D.C.). 2003-06-20. Retrieved 2010-06-02.