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Reference EN 61016:2001
Title Helical-scan digital component video cassette recording system using 19 mm magnetic tape (format D-1)
Project Number 13171
Abstract/Scope Applies to magnetic recording of one digital video and four digital audio signals using 19 mm tape cassettes. Is valid for TV signals in digital component form, generated according to the rules of CCIR Recommendations 601 and 656 and for digital audio signals according to EN 60958. Also describes the digital recording of ancillary data and the analogue recording of one cue track and the control track. Defines the electrical and mechanical characteristics of equipment which will provide for the interchangeability of recorded cassettes. The requirements given relate to 525/60 and 625/50 TV systems.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2001-08-30
Current Stage code deadline 2002-03-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 61016:1989 (EQV) + A1:1999 (EQV)
ICS 33.160.40 - Video systems
Keywords Recording; Magnetic tape; Helical-scan; Digital component; Video cassette
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6060 2001-08-30 2002-03-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2000-08-01 2001-09-01  
5062 2000-05-29 2000-08-01  
5020 1999-10-01 2000-04-17  
1090 1999-07-06 1999-10-06  
1090 1999-05-07    
1020 1999-05-07 1999-07-06  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2000-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2001-08-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2001-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2002-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2003-08-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) CCIR Recommendation 601
CCIR Report 624
CCIR Recommendation 656
CCITT Recommendation J.17
HD 507 S1:1988
HD 454 S1:1984
EN 60958:1990

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(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

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