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The Video Floppy Disk

The image data

Sony VFD-50 case

VF-CD cleaning disk

TDK VF-1

Casio FQ-10

Sony VFD-50

A Video Floppy Disk is a video storage medium in the form of a 2" magnetic floppy disk used to store still frames of analog composite video. A video floppy, also known as a VF disk, could store up to 50 field images or 25 full frames either in the NTSC or PAL video standards. Some brands also provided a short audio track with each video image.

The obvious limitation is that the playback system is roughly equivalent to the operation of a paused video recorder. Since the video is stored as a conventional video frame in a format such as NTSC or PAL, the resolution is limited to that of any other video. And since the images are not stored digitally, transferring the photos to a computer requires a video capture card.

KAO 2inch

KYOCERA VF-50

MAXELL VF-50

Canon VF-50

HITACHI VX-F50

NIKON VF-50

u.s. Patent 4816935

Video Floppy System

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