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Reference EN 60712:1994
Title Helical-scan video-tape cassette system using 19 mm (3/4 in) magnetic tape, known as U-format
Project Number 5288
Abstract/Scope Applies to magnetic video recording and/or playback with 19 mm (3/4 in) tape cassettes on two-head helical-scan videocassette recorders, suitable for recording and/or playback of monochrome as well as colour television programmes. Gives characteristics necessary to permit the interchangeability of cassettes.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1994-09-28
Current Stage code deadline 1995-07-15
Deadline date for vote  


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 60712:1993 (EQV)
ICS 33.160.40 - Video systems
Keywords Video; Helical-scan video system; Tape; Type U
Note Supersedes HD 447 S1
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1994-09-28 1995-07-15 export to doc file  EN
6020 1994-08-05 1994-11-05  
5099 1994-07-05 1994-08-05  
5020 1994-02-09 1994-05-15  
1090 1993-12-08 1994-06-08  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1994-07-05
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1994-09-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1995-01-15
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1995-07-15
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1995-07-15


Supersedes HD 447 S1:1984
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) HD 507 S1:1988

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.