Speed & Time
Standard Play (SP) is the most
common recording speed used for VHS tapes. You can get up to 120 minutes of recording time
on the normal (T-120) video cassette. This is the speed most rented movies are
recorded at. Using the highest tape speed in the VHS format, SP speed will offer the
highest measurable quality for both audio and video segments. SP is recommended for both
real time and high speed duplication.
Long Play (LP) is a seldom used
format. Many newer VCR's cannot play and/or record in this older format. We do not
duplicate in the Long Play mode.
Extended Play (EP) or sometimes
(XP) is the longest VHS recording speed. You can get up to 360 minutes of recording
time on a T-120 video cassette. There are two reasons for using the EP speed. One
reason is where your recording must exceed 120 minutes on one tape. The second
reason is for cost savings.
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