Learning Event 5:
DESCRIBE THE PURPOSE AND USE OF VIDEO TAPE TRANSPORT MECHANISMS
All tape machines require some type of mechanism to
move the tape past the record and playback heads. Such mechanisms have been given
various names, but tape handlers is the term used to designate machines for fast
a. These fast start-stop machines are usually a type of computer or
laboratory tape transport which requires the tape to start or stop instantaneously.
b. In contrast, the standard machine requires about 1 second to reach full
speed and perhaps 5 to 10 seconds to fully stabilize.
Good quality tape transports have the features of the mechanisms illustrated
(fig l-9a and 1-9b).