1/2" EIAJ Type 1, Sony
Broadcasting and others (1969)
EIAJ is the Electronics Industries Association of Japan. This helical-scan tape recording was a natural extension of the miniaturization of tapes from 2" to 1" and then to 1/2" in the 1960s. This format was especially popular in the Electronic News Gathering (ENG) community, and for professional and pseudo-professional applications.Other tapes that look like this: Audio recordings can also look like this.