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Old 08-14-2017, 11:43 PM
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Full-size VHS camcorders with LP/EP recording speed?

To date I have never seen a full-size VHS camcorder that could record in LP and/or EP speeds. All the ones I've ever seen are SP-only. Just wondering if anyone has ever seen one that can do one or both of the slower modes? Plenty of VHS-C camcorders have it, so I know it's not some sort of technical limitation barring full-size camcorders from having it.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:27 AM
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Speculating here, that VHS was already 2 hours at SP, longer than a battery would last, and best possible picture quality with full width heads optimized for SP.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:05 AM
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If I was forced to use one for home movies nowadays I'd not want LP or worse still EP especially if I was using full sized tapes (they made some full sized tapes that ran over 3 hours in SP).....Hell, if I was making NTSC home movies I'd want digital8 or Hi8mm over VHS or even S-VHS.

Another thought is that perhaps by the time LP and EP were becoming established they were close to releasing VHS-C and did not want to bother ginning up full sized camcorder lines that were about to become obsolete/unmarketable overnight...
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:55 AM
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I was never was a fan of the VHSC camcorders even I have a few here.20 minutes recording time limit was a joke. At that time I had the Panasonic PV9600 with camera and get 2 hours of recording time. After then I went directly went to 8MM for something smaller then a full size camcorder .For home movies I used SP.On the home decks I used EP for timeshifting SP for the important recordings.I probably only use LP 3 times in the 30 plus years having VCRs .
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