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V2000 Machine

video 2000 transfer

We are able to transfer Philips Video 2000 tape.

We can do motion compensated standards conversion from PAL to NTSC.

We are equipped for video noise reduction and overscan removal.

We can deliver your digital files in any of the following formats:  Apple Quicktime /MOV in any codec, 10 bit uncompressed (recommended), AVI in any codec; any MacOS, Windows or GNU/Linux filesystem (HFS+, NTFS or EXT3); DVCAM / miniDV and DVD.

We are happy to work with individual tapes which may be damaged and require special attention, to large orders of high functioning tapes which can be processed quickly (and everything else in-between!)

video 2000 problems

Video 2000 was similar to the n1500, but a later generation of video compact cassette. Several companies made the machines, with Grundig producing the best model whose machines remain fairly robust today. The V2000 didn’t have the market share of VHS and Betamax, so it means there are less working machines around, and therefore it is harder to acquire spare parts which will affect digitisation in the future.

video 2000 history

Video 2000 (or V2000; also known as Video Compact Cassette, or VCC) is a consumer videocassette system and analog recording standard developed by Philips and Grundig to compete with JVC’s VHS and Sony’s Betamax video technologies.

Distribution of Video 2000 products began in 1979 and ended in 1988; having, alongside Betamax, lost the videotape format war to VHS.

Despite the name, VCCs are marginally larger than VHS cassettes — 5 mm shorter, but a millimeter thicker and 6 mm deeper. They have two co-planar reels containing half-inch (12.5 mm) wide chromium dioxide magnetic tape. The format utilized only a quarter-inch (6.25 mm) of the half-inch tape on a given side, and so it is occasionally referred to erroneously as a quarter-inch tape format despite its physical tape width.


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