c. It should be noted, however, you do not splice unless there is no other
way of correcting the problem.
Helical scan tape splicing
In most of the audio tape recorders, the tape is always wound on the reels
with oxide coating on the inside.
The video tape transport may wind the tape
either with the oxide to the inside or outside.
a. Audio tape may be recorded in both directions, but the video tape is
recorded across the entire width of the video tape in only one direction.
b. This means that the video tape must be rewound onto the storage reel after
each playing to prepare it for replay.