DESCRIBE BASIC FUNDAMENTALS OF TAPE TRANSPORT
AND PROPER OPERATION/MAINTENANCE PRACTICES
Describe theory and terminology of how tape is transported in various type VTRs
with single or multiple tachometer outputs, and perform the proper operation and
maintenance practices for VTRs.
Given information and illustrations about terms relating to VTR transport systems,
single or multiple tachometer outputs, and operation and maintenance practices for
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding to
85% of the multiple-choice test covering tape transport, tachometers, operation,
and maintenance practices for VTRs.
Learning Event 1
DESCRIBE HOW TAPE IS TRANSPORTED IN VARIOUS TYPES OF VIDEO TAPE RECORDERS
The tape is transported from supply reel to takeup reel at a fixed rate of
speed, determined by the capstan drive speed.
This speed will also vary between
different pieces of equipment.
On the transport, the tape is held closely in
alignment by guide rollers (cone-shaped or inverted cones (figs 2-1 and 2-2), or
other mechanical devices so that it will not shift vertically during transport.