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You have a U-Matic cassette

Did you know that U-Matic was one of the first videotapes in a closed cassette? Sony launched this product for consumers in 1971, but it was mainly used by companies and educative organisations because of the high cost. U-Matic tapes could store up to 30 minutes of video on the Small Cassette (U-Matic S) and up to 75 minutes on the Large Cassette.

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Origin of the name

We do not have to look far for the origin of the name U-Matic: the magnetic tape followed a U-shaped path in the player.

Did you know …

… that U-Matic cassettes have a button at the bottom of the tape to prevent accidental recordings?

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