The following data was compiled from several publications, online and in print, with a range of publications dates. Every attempt has been made to use the most recent information, but some of the formats are historic and some, such as ITU 601 and ITU 709, are still evolving.
                             
  Range of Video Formats                        
                             
    NTSC TV NTSC TV 1"Reel-Reel U-Matic U-Matic U-Matic VHS S-VHS Betamax Hi-8 BetaCam    
  ANALOG Broadcast Broadcast C Lo-Band Hi-Band SP         SP    
    Mono 1941 Color 1953 1977-85 1971-Pr? 1971-Pr? 1986-Pr? 1978-Pr 1980-Pr 1976-88 1983-Pr 1980-2000    
  Type Composite Composite Composite Composite Composite Composite Composite Y/C Composite Y/C Y/Cr/Cb    
  Horz Lines 480 480 440 250 280 340 240 400 250 400 320-360    
  Vertical Lines                          
  Video Bandwidth  4.2 MHz 4.2 MHz 4.1 MHz 3.0 MHz 3.0 MHz 4.0 MHz 3.0 MHz 5.0 MHz 3.2 MHz 5.0 MHz 4.5 MHz    
  Video Bandwidth: Luma Composite Composite 5.5 MHz Composite Composite Composite Composite 5.0 MHz Composite Composite 4.5 MHz    
  Video Bandwidth: Chroma Composite Composite 1.5MHz Composite Composite Composite Composite 0.6 MHz Composite Composite 1.5MHz    
  SNR 49 49 49 45 45 47 40 45 42 45 52    
  Video data Rate NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA    
  Data Compression NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA    
  Color Compression NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA    
  Y sample rate NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA    
  Br/Cr Sample Rate NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA    
  Sample Resolution NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA    
  Byte per Frame NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA    
  Tape Media NA NA Co:GmFe3O2 Co:GmFe3O2 Co:GmFe3O2 Co:GmFe3O2 Co:GmFe3O2 Co:GmFe3O2 Co:GmFe3O2 MP Co:GmFe3O2    
  Tape Width NA NA 1" 3/4" 3/4" 3/4" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/4" 1/2"    
  Scan Area NA NA 2.1 cm2 0.4 cm2 0.4 cm2 0.28 cm21 0.14 cm2 0.14 cm2 0.17 cm2 0.04 cm2 0.493 cm2    
  Scan Type NA NA Perpendicular Helical Helical Helical Helical Helical Helical Helical Helical    
                             
  Examples & Used by       Advertising TV studios African TV              
          VO-5850 VO-5850 VO-9600   SVO-5800          
          VP-7020 VP-7020 VO-9800              
                             
    RGB Digital ITU-R ITU-R ITU-R Sony BetaCam Digital DV DV DV DV  
  DIGITAL 640x480 TV 601 601 709 (SD) D1 SX Betacam DVCPRO 50 DVCPRO DVCAM miniDV  
    SVGA SDTV 4:2:2 4:4:4 4:4:4                
  Type RGB Composite Y/Cb/Cr Y/Cb/Cr Y/Cb/Cr Y/Cb/Cr Y/Cb/Cr Y/Cb/Cr All All All All  
  Horz Lines 525 525 525/625 525/625 525-720 460 512 505 480 480 480 480  
  Vertical Lines                          
  Video Bandwidth  RGB 58 Mz 10.8 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 5.75 MHz 5.75 MHz 4.5 MHz 5.5 MHz 5.5 MHz 5.5 MHz 5.5 MHz  
  Video Bandwidth: Luma RGB Composite 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 1.4 MHz 5.9 MHz 4.1 Mhz 2.7 Mhz 2.7 Mhz 2.7 Mhz  
  Video Bandwidth: Chroma RGB Composite 6.75 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 6.75 MHz 0.7 Mhz 5.9 MHz 1.0 MHz 0.7 MHz 0.7 MHz 0.7 MHz  
  SNR     60 60 60 56 54 60 60 60 60 60  
  Video data Rate 64.5 Mb/s 115Mb/s 216 Mb/s 270 Mb/s 270 Mb/s 270 Mb/s 18 Mb/s 90 Mb/s 50Mb/s 25Mb/s 25Mb/s 25Mb/s  
  Data Compression 1:1 NA 1:1 1:1 1:1 1:1 10:1 2.31:1 3.3:1 5:1 5:1 5:1  
  Color Compression 1:1:1 NA 4:2:2 4:4:4 4:4:4 4:2:2 4:2:2 4:2:2 4:2:2 4:1:1 4:1:1 4:1:1  
  Y sample rate RGB NA 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz  
  Br/Cr Sample Rate RGB NA 6.75 MHz 13.5 MHz 13.5 MHz 6.75 MHz 6.75 MHz 6.75 MHz 6.75 Mhz 3.375 MHz 3.375 Mhz 3.375 Mhz  
  Sample Resolution RGB NA 8/10-bits 8/10-bits 8/10/12/14-bits 8-bits 8-bits 10-bits 8-bits 8-bits 8-bits 8-bits  
  Byte per Frame RGB NA 2880 2880 2880 2880 2880 2880 817 817   738  
  Tape Media NA NA NA NA NA MP MP MP MP MP ME ME  
  Tape Width NA NA NA NA NA 3/4" 1/2" 1/2" 1/4" 1/4" 1/4" 1/4"  
  Scan Area NA NA NA NA NA 1.18 cm2 0.25 cm2   0.23 cm2 0.23 cm2 0.16 cm2 0.07 cm2  
  Scan Type NA NA NA NA NA Helical Helical Helical Helical Helical Helical Helical  
  Storage Type NA NA HD & Data Tape HD & Data Tape HD & Data Tape Video Tape Video Tape Video Tape Video Tape Video Tape Video Tape Video Tape  
  Examples & Used by     AJA - Kona & Xena LS AJA - Kona & Xena LS AJA - Kona & Xena LS                
        AJA - Kona Io AJA - Kona Io AJA - Kona Io                
        Blackmagic - Blackmagic - Blackmagic -                
        (1) Decklink Extreme (1) Decklink Extreme (1) Decklink Extreme                
        (2) Multibridge Pro (2) Multibridge Pro (2) Multibridge Pro