D-5

D-5

(Digital-5) A 1/2" broadcast-quality component digital videotape format that records uncompressed frames in the ITU-R BT.601 standard. D-5 VTRs use the same cassettes as D-3. Because D-5 uses 1/2" media and also conforms to ITU-R BT.601, it is a less-costly version of the 19mm D1 format and more widely used. D-5 HD provides high-definition video up to 1080 lines at a 5:1 compression ratio. D-5 HD VTRs also support the standard definition (SD) format. See ITU-R BT.601, D-1, SD formats and HD formats.
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Multi-Million Dollar Pact Confirms D-5 HD as the Choice
Panasonic Broadcast &Television Systems Company has signed an agreement with the country's preeminent post production services company, Four Media Company (4MC), Burbank, CA, that establishes Panasonic's new AJ-HD3700 D-5 HD multi-format VTR as 4MC's production standard for in-house feature film mastering, television episodic production, and commercial production.
Post Group Adopts Panasonic D-5 HD As Main Recording Format -
Under the agreement, The Post Group will purchase Panasonic's leading HDTV equipment, including AJ-HD2700 1080i/720P switchable D-5 HD VTRs, AJ-UFC1800 Universal Format Converters, AV-HS3100 1080i production switcher with digital effects generator, and the PT-D9500U large-venue DLP XGA projector.
Complete Post (Hollywood, CA), one of the country's largest post-production facilities, is the first post house to place an order with Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company (PBTSC) (NYSE/PCX: MC) for six AJ-HD3000 D-5 HD mastering VTRs for feature film mastering.
Panasonic has the advantage of basing its machine on the D-5 HD format, which has become the staple of HD post production and the delivery format stipulated by major networks.
Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company (PBTSC) (NYSE/PCX:MC) has announced that its Emmy-Award winning D-5 High Definition (HD) equipment has played a vital role in the post-production and playback of the digital projection version of Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace.
Panasonic Broadcast's D-5 HD format, which sets the industry standard for high-quality HDTV recording, mastering and program distribution, was used extensively in the production of the digital master of the film, and Panasonic's AJ-HDP500 HD processor (incorporated in all D-5 HD VTRS) is teamed with Pluto Technologies hard disk-based HD Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for playback of the HD images at the four "Star Wars" test cinemas.
In the biggest purchase to date of D-5 High Definition (HD) recording systems, cable network HBO (New York, NY) has invested in 19 AJ-HD2700 D-5 HD VTRs and three HD Smart-Cart automation systems from Panasonic Broadcast & Digital Systems Company (PBDSC), Los Angeles, CA, to support the launch on March 6, 1999, of its 24-hour-a-day HDTV service.
The Panasonic AJ-HD2700 D-5 HD recording system, provided by Panasonic Broadcast & Digital Systems Company (PBDSC), is a key component of the equipment in the Release Center.
The second Emmy, shared jointly with NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) was presented for the development of a High Definition (HD) Intra-field Compression Processor that integrates with Panasonic D-5 HD VTRs.
with its 1998 Monitor Award for Special Achievement in Engineering Excellence for the development of the D-5 High Definition (HD) recorder.