Striped tape


Film that comes from the manufacturers already striped. Used extensively for television news.

A balance stripe is a magnetic coating or coating of another material that is equal in thickness to — but may be narrower than — the stripe used for recording. Its primary purpose is to equalise the effective thickness of the two edges of the striped film in order to obtain uniform winding. The stripe is sometimes used for the recording of additional sound or control records (timecode etc).