Video Home System Cassettes (VHS)

VHS , SVHS Video Cassette Tape

Video cassette tape

VHS stands for Video Home System.  Standard tapes can come in many different lengths from 10 Minutes to 4 Hours.

Some people have recorded up to 8 Hours on a tape in super long play mode. VHS to DVD Australia charges a Flat Rate per tape unlike other providers who charge by time or length.
So weather there is 2 Minutes on your Tape or 8 hours it is always the Same Price Per Tape Per Copy.

The first Video Cassette Recorder to use tapes like this was the Victor HR-3300, and was introduced by the president of JVC in Japan on September 9, 1976. JVC started selling the HR-3300 in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan on October 31, 1976.
SVHS Cassette tapes look the same as standard cassettes although they usually will contain the Super Video Home System logo.

VHS-C Cassettes

VHS-C Tape and Adapter

VHSC Tape and Adapter .

VHS-C are the same width tape as the standard and super Cassettes, However they are smaller and require a Cassette adapter to view or play these tapes.

These cassettes were very commonly used for quite some time due to supporting up to 45 minutes of recording time.  This of course became older technology as Video8 and 8mm Hi8 Cassettes came into the market with longer recording time. For more information on any of these cassettes see our Identification Page.


For Pricing on VHS – SVHS and VHSC please see our Pricing Page.