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History of U-Matic VCR Recorders

WORKING WITH UNIVERSITIES, PRODUCTION AND INDUSTRIES TO CONVERT ARCHIVES OF U-MATIC TAPE We are highly recommended for our archival conversions to 10bit uncompressed, FFV1 and Pro-Res digital files.  Our services start from 1 unit to the many 1000's, supporting archives in the important conversion of magnetic tape media. Please contact cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com or call 01865 457000 for more information. History of U-Matic Players U-matic  is an analogue recording videocassette format first shown by Sony in prototype in October 1969 and introduced to the market in September 1971. It was among the first video formats to contain the videotape inside a cassette, as opposed to the various reel-to-reel or open-reel formats of the time. By 1974, U-matic had established its dominance in the non-broadcast AV field:   “The U-matic has become so widespread in industrial and business communications,” wrote Broadcast Management/Engineering, “that tape is a new vernacular in broad