The S-VHS-C Format
S-VHS-C is the compact version of S-VHS and uses exactly the same tape. Like VHS-C, S-VHS-C can be played in a full-sized VCR by using an adaptor. However the following points should be noted:
- S-VHS-C tapes cannot be played with the same adaptor as VHS-C. Although they look the same, S-VHS-C adaptors are notched differently to help identify the type of tape being used.
- S-VHS-C cannot be played in a VHS VCR, only an S-VHS VCR.
- VHS-C tapes can be played back using the S-VHS-C adaptor but only at standard VHS resolution.
Resolution: 400 lines.
Tape duration: 30 mins, 45 mins (SP).