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Panasonic's variant of the DV (Digital Video) format. Developed for professional use, DVCPRO provides higher quality by increasing tape speed and track pitch. The increased track size uses more tape because DV tracks are recorded on the diagonal (see helical scan). Introduced in 1995, DVCPRO uses metal particle (MP) tape for added reliability and also adds cueing tracks for enhanced editing. In addition, it "locks the audio," which prevents the audio from drifting out of sync with the video.

DVCPRO tape decks play the larger DVCPRO cassettes, as well as MiniDV cassettes with an adapter.

DVCPRO50 doubles the transfer rate of standard DV, while DVCPRO HD (DVCPRO100) quadruples the rate and boosts the SD 720x480i resolution to HD resolutions of 960x720x60p/50p and 1280x1080x60i or 1440x1080x50i. DVCPRO HD also supports 24 fps recording. See DV, SD formats and HD formats.

DV Cassettes
Mid-size DVCPRO metal particle (MP) tape cassettes record two hours of DVCPRO (DVCPRO25), one hour of DVCPRO50 and 30 minutes of DVCPRO HD.
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Software UpdateAn update of its free AVCHD transcoder that will allow users to down convert AVCHD content recorded by AVCCAM camcorders into DV files, in addition to DVCPRO HD.
DVCPRO HD features an incredibly low data rate for an online codec, and users can edit using a single internal disk such as a SATA drive or even an external USB 2 disk.
According to the agreement between Organising Committee of XX Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006, TOBO (Torino Olympic Broadcasting Organisation) Division and Panasonic, Panasonic DVCPRO P2 solid-state memory as well as DVCPRO HD and DVCPRO50 recording equipment will be used for the Torino Games.
Panasonic's DVCPRO HD was adopted in May 2006 as the official recording format for the Beijing Olympic Games.
Maxell's DVCPRO HD videocassettes were designed to meet the harsh demands of the HD television environment.
A fully solid-state implementation of the highly-regarded DVCPRO HD VariCam, the VariCam 2700 offers 2/3" native HD resolution 3-CCDs and produces cinema-quality, independent frame, 1080 and 720 images with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling in AVC-Intra 100.
When the 64GB P2 cards become available, a single card will provide more than four hours of DVCPRO footage (64 GB X 4 minutes per GB); more than two hours of DVCPRO50, AVC-Intra 50 (64 GB X 2 minutes per GB) or 64 minutes of AVC-Intra 100 or DVCPRO HD.
The system supports many file formats, including MPEG2/IMX 50, MPEG-2, DV25, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 100, VC1 (WM9) and MPEG4-H.
The new rack mount system is ideally suited to meet the unique needs of TV Stations working remotely with the new tapeless HD camera formats such as Infinity[TM] JPEG 2000, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, P2, VariCam, XDCAM EX and AVC-Intra.
Designed to meet the emerging needs in HD content production, the DVCPRO HD camera recorder is the first Panasonic HD video product to use P2 (Professional Plug-in) memory card technology and DV tape media technology.
264) open standard, and provides 10bit 4:2:2 full-raster compression at the same bit-rate as DVCPRO HD and achieves DVCPRO HD quality at half the bit-rate, effectively creating a new level of HD production while lowering storage and distribution costs.
DVCPRO HD is a registered trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.