DVCAM


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DVCAM

Sony's variant of the DV (Digital Video) format. Developed for professional use, DVCAM improves quality by increasing the tape speed and track pitch. The increased track size uses more tape because DV tracks are recorded on the diagonal (see helical scan). In addition, it "locks the audio," which prevents the audio from drifting out of sync with the video.

DVCAM uses the same metal evaporated (ME) tape as does DV, and DVCAM cassettes can be played in DVCAM and DVCPRO tape decks. DVCAM VTRs can also play and record DV cassettes. See HDCAM, DV, DVCPRO and SD formats.
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High-speed video was captured using a motion scope high-speed video camera at 1000 frames/s and then transferred over to digital video (SONY DVCAM digital videocassette recorder).
Stream Horizon's studio is fully equipped, with a 24 foot curved green screen and multi backdrop roller system, audio damping and controlled tungsten lighting, mixing, production booth, three 3-CCD professional Sony cameras, two tripod mounted teleprompter systems, Teleprompter PC, with network access for script loading, Dual Audio mixers, Telephone broadcast host interface, professional quality microphones, three Dual Xeon edit stations, and Sony DVCAM recorder player system.
Pictureal accepts video by upload or in any format including VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, MiniDV, Hi8, Digital8, MicroMV, DVCAM, Beta and DVD.
Users simply copy MXF files (IMX or DVCAM mode) to the EDIUS system and begin editing.
With the integration of Sony's PDD technology, a single disc can store up to two hours of digital satellite high-definition programming at up to 11MB/sec, or 90 minutes of DVCAM material, or up to 45 minutes of MPEG IMX material recorded at 50 Mbps (55 minutes at 40 Mbps, and 75 minutes at 30 Mbps).
With ProDATA technology, a single disc can store up to two hours of digital satellite high-definition programming at up to 11MB/sec, or 90 minutes of DVCAM material, or up to 45 minutes of MPEG IMX material recorded at 50 Mbps (55 minutes at 40 Mbps and 75 minutes at 30 Mbps).
The MAQSAT-B2 structure is an instrumented model designed to measure the launcher's behavior during the mission, transmitting both technological measurements as well as images from two onboard DVCAM cameras.
3GB storage capacity of the TDK blue laser disc for Sony's "Professional Disc" systems enables up to 85 minutes of video footage at DVCAM mode to be captured on a single disc.
All of the 200+ developer conference sessions taking place at the Apple WWDC will be shot on DVCAM and delivered to 21st Century Media immediately following the conference.