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Reference EN 60843-1:1994
Title Helical-scan video tape cassette system using 8 mm magnetic tape - 8 mm Video - Part 1: General specifications
Project Number 4687
Abstract/Scope Applies to magnetic video recording and/or playback with 8 mm tape cassettes on two-head helical-scan video cassette recorders, suitable for the recording and/or playback of monochrome as well as colour television signals. Defines the electrical and mechanical characteristics of equipment which will provide for interchangeability of recorded cassettes, including the ability to reproduce recordings made on both types of magnetic tapes defined in section 2. Related to 525 line / 60 field or 625 line / 50 field systems, NTSC and PAL respectively.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1994-04-21
Current Stage code deadline 1995-03-15
Deadline date for vote  


Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 60843-1:1993 (EQV)
Keywords Video; Helical-scan; Video tape; Magnetic tape
Note EN following parallel vote * Supersedes HD 531 S1
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1994-04-21 1995-03-15 export to doc file  EN
5099 1994-03-08 1994-04-08  
5020 1993-03-11 1993-09-15  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1994-03-08
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1994-04-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1994-06-15
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1995-03-15
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1995-03-15


Supersedes HD 531 S1:1989
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60843-2:1995
EN 60843-3:1993
EN 61105:1993

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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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