DVCPRO

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DVCPRO

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 and DVCPRO HD (DVCPRO100)
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.


A DVCPRO Video Tape Recorder (VTR)
This tape deck accepts Medium-size cassettes (M-cassetes), and the adapter (currently inserted) is used to play smaller S-cassettes.







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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MOV QuickTime files can be created using DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO HD.
264), the AJ-HPX3100 offers high image quality and performance for high-end video production and supports multi-format HD capability as well as SD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV recording.
Direct support for Panasonic's P2 solid state media gives editors a high- speed solution for tapeless transfer of DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO HD video.
Ideal for news, sports or live events, the HPX600 can record in AVC-Intra100/50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV, and the unit is 50 Hz and 59.
In addition to AVC-Intra 100 recording, the HPX250 also records in AVC-Intra 50, industry-standard DVCPRO HD, as well as standard definition in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV.
For added flexibility, the HPX3000 can also produce standard definition recordings in DVCPRO50, and is 60/50-Hz switchable for worldwide use.
Quickly outpacing the storage capacity of tape and disc-based systems, the new AJ-P2C064 64GB P2 card can hold more than four hours of DVCPRO footage (64 GB X 4 minutes per GB), or 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.
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.
In addition, they are backwards compatible with existing DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV-based facilities.
The camera records video on a P2 card as IT-friendly MXF files in 1080/60i, 30p and 24p; in 720/60p, 30p and 24p; in 50Mbps DVCPRO50 and in 25Mbps DVCPRO or DV.
In fact, a 'partnership' struck between Kadner and Panasonic resulted in Kadner's use of their state-of-the-art SDX900, a $25,000 DVCPRO50 24p format camera.
Tailor-made for a wide range of newsgathering assignments, the cost-efficient, low-power AJ-SPC700 combines a high-performance 2/3" 520,000-pixel, IT 3-CCD camera with 60 fields interlace recording in 25Mbps DVCPRO/DV and 50Mbps 4:2:2 DVCPRO50 format on a P2 card.