Panasonic VHS-C Movie Camera NV-A1

Japan, 1994

Object
Photograph by Egmont Contreras, ACMI.

Various magnetic tape technologies were produced during the period of the videotape format wars during the late 1970s and early 80s, which was particularly significant for the amateur filmmaker market. Cameras became more and more compact, making them cheaper and portable. The Panasonic VHS-C Movie Camera NV-A1 was a condensed VHS (Video Home System) videocassette format, which was mainly used in consumer-grade camcorders. It was a smaller size than VHS, as with Betamax, but could be played in a standard VCR with an adaptor making the footage easier to access than ever before.

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Collection

Not in ACMI's collection

On display until

16 February 2031

ACMI: Gallery 1

Credits

manufacturer

Panasonic Corporation

Production places
Japan
Production dates
1994

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

AEO179398

Subject category

object → 3D artefact

Curatorial section

The Story of the Moving Image → Moving Minds → MM-05. Camera Tech → MM-05-C01

Measurements

Viewfinder low: 120 x 80 x 240mm Viewfinder mid: 155 x 80 x 235mm Viewfinder high: 182 x 80 x 227mm

Collected

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