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I worked in TV for 20+ years, beginning in the late 1970’s and EarlC is correct. Most of the standard tapes we shot and edited were Sony 3/4-inch and later Sony 1/2-inch Betacam tapes. The 1/2-inch looked like the same size as VHS tapes, but the speed was faster and not compatible with VHS machines. You can find lots of Betacam tape decks at many reseller sites.