Talk:Type C videotape

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Someone with more technical expertise needs to fix this page... this is incorrect: "Despite being a composite format like U-matic or VHS, 1 inch Type C has very high video quality, approaching the quality of component analog videotape formats like Betacam."

1" Type C was a direct color machine with high bandwith, for broadcast quality but requires a timebase corrector. VHS and U-Matic are color-under machines with low bandwidth, but due to the color-under method no timebase corrector is required for stable color. --Tom S. (talk) 17:44, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

The quality of PAL C-format was visibly poorer than 2-inch quad. This was probably not the case with NTSC (due to higher drum rotation speed an lower required bandwidth). There is a generation of soft British VT as a result of this! Should the article reflect this if a suitable reference can be found other than users' memories? Delverie (talk) 15:25, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

The Doctor Who Restoration Team website cites numerous examples of 1" videotapes having softer picture quality and lower tolerance for multigenerational dubs, which is why the team always prefers to use preliminary edits of 1" episodes as its primary sources. Note that the Restoration Team site uses frames, so any links to the relevant articles will need to use the url of the specific frame in question. Lee M (talk) 03:09, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

almost no technical information[edit]

This article needs technical details added such as frequency response, S/N ratio, horizontal resolution, etc. Cheers. --Live Steam Mad (talk) 13:17, 17 March 2010 (UTC)