Film: The beginning of a film reel or roll.Audio and Video: Magnetic pickup device in a VTR used to record, erase or reproduce video and audio signals.

Film: The opposite to the Tail. Films can be stored ‘head out’ or ‘head in’.

Head Contouring

Video: Form of video distortion on quadruplex VTRs caused by the rounding of the corners of the corners of the four video heads.

Head Block

Audio: An assembly holding an erase, record and playback head in a certain physical alignment.