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Never mind was calculating hour as 60 minutes and not 120...

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Tape is rarely an exact length, though always more. And generally about 3-5 minutes worth.

VHS-C was TC20 or TC30 speeds.
To get 1 hour, it must mean that the TC20 was EP/SLP mode (3x).
So if the tape had a 5-minute overhead at TC20, then it would have 15 minutes at EP.

Thus 1:15 EP mode VHS-C tapes.

Most people actually don't know this, as most homemade tapes are never filled entirely.

But the camera/VCR will record until the tape runs out, not a preset times (unless scheduled/timered).

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