How to Identify... Video Cassettes

There are so many video tape and cassette types and sizes that have been introduced over the years that it can be daunting to work out what you have and what can be done with it. So that you can better describe to me what you have, here are some pictures and approximate sizes for easy identification.

Video format examples

dv video cassette mini size 66mm x 48mm x 12mm, full size 125mm x 78mm x 15mm

vhs video cassette188mm x 104mm x 25mm

vhsc video cassette92mm x 59mm x 22mm

betacord video cassette155mm x 96mm x 22mm

8mm video cassette5mm x 63mm x 25mm

umatic video cassette220mm x 138mm x 32mm