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07-10-2017, 08:04 PM
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I am making a documentary about a particular 1980's rock group
and one of my collaborators - in the UK - has a 1983 master live recording
which is on, I am told, 2" NTSC tape. It's not a format I can find much info about.
It's somewhere between 70 and 100 minutes long.

I am guessing that the tape will need to be sent to the US, which is fine,
but I need some advice about where specifically we should send it to.

Hope you can help!


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Are you sure it's 2"?
Quadruplex videotape (Ampex) seems unlikely.
I'd be more inclined to believe it's D-2. That'd make much more sense.

Measure the tape width. Confirm it really is 2" in size.

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07-10-2017, 08:29 PM
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Thanks - I have just sent my friend an email and I will advise you what I learn ASAP.
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If it is open reel and 2 inch wide tape, its almost certainly quad. The D-2 cassette standard didn't appear until the late 80s, so that's out (unless it was a dub, not a master). 1 inch open reel would be standard for the time, likely Type B or C. The dominant cassette format at the time was still 3/4" U-Matic with Betacam having just appeared on the market.
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