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Teardown: Sony MP90 Video8 Cassette (and other cassettes)

We come to the end of a line of cassette-inspired posts with an examination of Video8 cassettes. These were the consumer-favourite which succeeded VHS-C in portable applications, being smaller and allowing for longer duration recording while providing a similar level … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: My Collection of MiniDV Cassettes

Seeing as I broke inside of a Mini DV cassette earlier, and found little of interest, maybe it was time for me to admire the various different exteriors from different brands. Here is my collection of cassettes. Panasonic Panasonic’s consumer … Continue reading

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Teardown: Fuji DVM60 MiniDV Cassette

The teardown train keeps rolling along, with this post focusing on MiniDV, a format of metal evaporate cassette used for recording DV (standard definition), DVCAM and HDV (high definition) formats. This compact tape is 1/4″ wide, has a recording bitrate … Continue reading

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Teardown: Sony BCT-124HDL Large HDCAM Cassette

The second victim of my teardown series is a large format HDCAM cassette. HDCAM is a high definition digital video version of Betacam, introduced in 1997, utilizing a bitrate of 144Mbit/s and a 1440×1080 recording resolution with chroma subsampling. This … Continue reading

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Teardown: Imation DDS-120 Data Tape (4mm)

I love doing teardowns as it can be quite interesting to peek inside of certain items. Seeing as the relevance of tape media is fast waning in the consumer market, I felt it would be interesting to purchase or collect … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback (& Experiment): Fujifilm DLTtape IV Cartridge

Thanks to one of my friends at the university, while I was out of action due to my ankle, he managed to save me quite a few “old” things that were thrown out. One of them was this – a … Continue reading

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Weekend Collation: Cassettes, Computers, Data Recovery and E-mails

A new sort of post for a new sort of thing. A lot of the time, I have little things which happen all around me that don’t really easily lend themselves to a full-blown post, but I think are still … Continue reading

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