Overview

Not only is the DVCPRO the world’s smallest digital videocassette for broadcasting - it also offers superior image quality. Maxell developed DVCPRO videocassettes using exclusive tape technologies aimed at professional broadcasting applications to enhance the high reliability and durability of these products.

Low Error Rate

Maxell developed 0.1μm new Ceramic Armor Metal Particles to achieve even higher magnetic energy, and employed a new calendering technology to optimize tape surface smoothness. The result: improved short wavelength output, decreased noise, and minimized spacing loss with the head. High output is also achieved together with a superior binder that ensures long-term reliability and excellent lubrication performance which even after repeated use maintains a low error rate.

Superior Reliability

Uniformly dispersed fillers within the tape formulation clean debris from the heads and minimize the head abrasion by reducing friction between the head and tape during the high speed rotating head scanner. Maxell’s special binder system ensures long-term durability when the tape is used in extreme ENG/EFP environments and demanding editing and playback modes such as still and shuttle.

Low Tape Shrinkage

Long-term storage and high-temperature conditions can result in tape shrinkage affecting track shift. DVCPRO has an extremely narrow 18μm track width. Slight tape deformation can cause a track shift affecting subsequent playback and editing conditions. Maxell has established a production process technology minimizing the tape shrinkage factor, producing a tape with superior heat-shrinkage resistance qualities. Even after long-term storage, head tracing of the track is accurately maintained.

Fig1. Error rate change with repeated running

Fig2. RF output(20.9MHz)change during still playback

Fig3. Tape shrinkage

Fig4. Heat shrinkage

DVCPRO 25 Lineup

Cassette sizeModelTape lengthRecording time (min.)Dimensions (mm)Pcs/caseWeight (kg)
(m)(ft.)Cassette Case w/caseper package
LDVP-126L 259 850 126 125 × 78 × 14.6 132.5 × 83.5 × 20 50 pcs
(10 pcs
inner × 5)
0.12 7.0
DVP-94L 194 636 94 0.12 6.9
DVP-66L 137 449 66 0.11 6.6
DVP-34L 72 236 34 0.11 6.4
MDVP-66M 137 449 66 97.5 × 64.5 × 14.6 106 × 71 × 20 0.08 4.7
DVP-46M 96 315 46 0.08 4.5
DVP-33M 70 230 33 0.07 4.4
DVP-24M 51 167 24 0.07 4.3
DVP-12M 27 89 12 0.07 4.2

DVCPRO HD Lineup

Cassette sizeModelTape lengthRecording time (min.)Dimensions (mm)Pcs/caseWeight (kg)
(m)(ft.)Cassette Case w/caseper package
XLDVP50-126XL 515 1,690 126 172 × 102 × 14.6 192 × 121 × 25 10 pcs 0.27 3.0

DVCPRO HD Lineup

Cassette sizeModelTape lengthRecording time (min.)Dimensions (mm)Pcs/caseWeight (kg)
(m)(ft.)Cassette Case w/caseper package
XLDVP50-126XL 515 1,690 126 172 × 102 × 14.6 192 × 121 × 25 10 pcs 0.27 3.0

DVCPRO 50

  • DVCPRO is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation.
Cassette sizeModelTape lengthRecording time (min.)Dimensions (mm)Pcs/caseWeight (kg)
(m)(ft.)Cassette Case w/caseper package
XLDVPHD-126EXL 515 1,690 126* 172 × 102 × 14.6 192 × 121 × 25 10 pcs 0.27 3.0
LDVPHD-64EL 263 863 64* 125
× 78
× 14.6
132.5
× 84.5
× 20
50 pcs
(10 pcs
inner × 5)
0.12 6.8
MDVPHD-33EM 137 449 33* 97.5
× 64.5
× 14.6
106
× 71
× 20
0.08 4.6
  • With the DVCPRO HD-LP format.

Specifications

UnitTypical value
Physical propertiesTape width mm 6.35
Tape thickness μm 8.5
Yield strength N (kgf) 5 (0.5)
Breaking strength N (kgf) 10 (1.0)
Magnetic propertiesCoercivity (Hc) kA/m (Oe) 187 (2,350)
Retentivity (Br) mT (G) 380 (3,800)
Squareness ratio (Br/Bm) - 0.86
Video propertiesRF output (20.9MHz) dB 0
C/N* dB 0
Audio propertiesSensitivity* dB 0
Frequency response* dB 0
  • Indicates a comparison with MAXELL reference tape.
  • DVCPRO is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation.

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