hi8 front view
35 mm half frame negative

Sample Image

45 rpm record

From an "Instamatic" camera. Shown on a 2" x 2" mount. The film (black area) is rectangular and measures

12mm x 16mm.

Smallest tape. Small viewing window on left. Will have the words "MiniDV" on it.

From a standard 35mm camera. Usually in strips of 4 or more. The negative area is rectangular and measures

36mm x 24mm.

vhs rear view

Description

Description

vhs-c rear view

Large

​Negatives

Front View

Description

127 format slide

USB

beta rear view
video cassette comparisson
CD

120 medium format

USB

From a  35mm camera. Shown on a 2" x 2" mount.

The film (black area) is rectangular or square and measures

~40mm x 40mm.

Negatives 6cm x 6cm and larger.

Largest video tape. Two viewing windows of equal size.

beta front view

From a  35mm camera. Shown on a 2" x 2" mount.

The film (black area) is rectangular and measures

18mm x 23mm.

35 mm

​half frame

datasette

External hard disk drives typically connect via USB. Typical capacities range from 500 GB to 8 TB.

CD

35 mm slide
35 mm negative

media identification

document size grid

127 format

"Super 35mm"

10" shellac record. Can hold up to 6 minutes of music. Very heavy and rigid.

Smaller, thick tape case. One viewing window on left. Only one plastic wheel on back.

Media Type

SD card sizes

The Commodore Datasette was Commodore's dedicated magnetic tape data storage device. Using compact cassettes as the storage medium, it provided inexpensive storage to, notably, the PET, VIC-20, and C64.

(film can be colour or b&w)

(film can be colour or b&w)

From a  35mm camera. Film is half as wide as 35mm..

The negative area is rectangular and measures

18mm x 24mm.

(film can be colour or b&w)

vhs front view

(film can be colour or b&w)

110 format

(film can be colour or b&w)

35 mm

​(135 format)

MiniDV

DAT tape

12" vinyl record. Can hold up to 60 minutes of music. 4x smaller grooves than a 78. Also known as LPs or 33s.

Miniature audio cassette. Holds up to 60 minutes of recordings, usually from a hand-held dictaphone. 15" x 3.25" shell.

DVD
78 rpm record

110 format

 A digital optical disc data storage format with a  diameter of 12 cm (4.7 in) and can hold up to about 80 minutes of uncompressed audio or about 700 MB of data.

Sample Image

hi8 rear view

126 format

BETAMAX©

45 rpm

vinyl record

35 mm

​half frame

126 format slide

3.5"

​floppy disk

(film can be colour or b&w)

110 format negative

33 1/3 rpm

vinyl record

VHS

DAT tape

A USB  (Universal Serial Bus) flash drive a.k.a. USB drive, USB stick, thumb drive, pen drive, jump drive, flash-disk, or USB memory, is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated USB interface. They vary wildly in capacity and physical size.

Media Type

Digital Audio Tape. Used for professional and high quality recordings. Very distinct as the shell looks more like a cartridge. Will say DAT on the shell.

(film can be colour or b&w)

From an "Instamatic" camera. Shown on a 2" x 2" mount. The film (black area) is square and measures

26.5mm x 26.5mm.

Full sized Audio Cassettes

33 1/3 rpm record

Sample Image

(film can be colour or b&w)

Micro - Cassettes

DVD

minidv

External Hard Drive

35 mm

​(135 format)

With so many kinds of media out there, even we can be a little confused from time to time. So, here is a (hopefully) easy to read page on what is what!

126 format

3.5" floppy disk
micro cassette
35 mm half frame slide

Sample Image

SD card

Identical in appearance to a CD, a DVD (or digital video disc) is also a digital optical disc data storage format with a  diameter of 12 cm (4.7 in) and can typically hold 120 minutes of video or about 4.7GB of data.

From a standard 35mm camera. Shown on a 2" x 2" mount. The film (black area) is rectangular and measures

34mm x 23mm.

record size comparrison
110 format slide
126 format negative

Description

The digital transfer logo
audio cassette

Introduced in 1901. The film (black area) is square and measures

6cm x 6cm.


*even larger positive film transfer also available

A 90 mm square rigid plastic disk with a metal shutter to protect from dust. It has a circular metal hub on the rear.  a.k.a. Micro diskette, Micro disk, or Micro floppy

From an "Instamatic" camera. Usually seen in strips of 2 or more. The negative area is square and measures

28mm x 28mm.

Media Type

media id

Rear View

Description

7" vinyl record. Can hold up to 10 minutes of music. Large center hole.

Hi8, Digital 8

 Standard audio cassette. Holds 30 to 120 minutes of recordings. 10" x 6.5" shell.

Data 

​Cassette

external hard drive

One viewing window on right, Slightly smaller than a VHS tape. Small plastic wheels on back of tape.

Media Type

(film can be colour or b&w)

78 rpm

record

A.k.a. memory card they are available in 3 sizes, standard, mini and micro with a capacity ranging from 1MB to 1TB.

(film can be colour or b&w)

(film can be colour or b&w)

VHS-C

Full viewing window on front. Will have a symbol "8" for Hi8 or a "D" with an 8 in it for Digital 8.

From an "Instamatic" camera. Usually seen in strips of 7 or more. The negative area is rectangular and measures

13mm x 17mm.

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Media Type

vhs-c front view