Overview

The Maxell HDCAM videotape has attained HDTV recording by increasing recording density to 1.4 times more than the Digital BETACAM format, offering superior quality digital HD picture for a wide range of applications from transmission to HD ENG/EFP which is enabled by its high mobility compact cassette size.

Low Error Rate

Compared to Digital BETACAM, HDCAM employs even finer 0.1m new Ceramic Armor Metal Particles. Combining it with Maxell’s unique Multi-Orientation Technology to effectively utilize its high magnetic energy, Maxell has achieved remarkably high output and low noise HDCAM videotape. Low error rate is also reached by achieving superior C/N characteristics.

Superior Durability

Magnetic coating layer strength is remarkably improved by the fine Ceramic Armor Metal Particles and high-performance three-dimensional cross-linking binder systems. This has allowed superior reliability and durability of the tape during acquisition in extreme environmental conditions (ENG/EFP) and editing operations where long-term still modes are frequently used. The low error rate characteristic is maintained under various operational conditions.

Superior Storage Stability Characteristics

The combination of Maxell's original fine Ceramic Armor Metal Particles and high-performance binder systems allow superior heat-resistance and anti-oxidation characteristics. The addition of another unique process of minimizing tape shrinkage achieves superior stability characteristics suitable for long-term storage such as video archiving.

Fig1. Modulation Noise spectrum

Fig2. RF output(47MHz)change during still playback

Fig3. output change after storage under extreme enviroment conditions(after 100 hours in 40℃/104°F,80%RH).

Unit Typical value
Physical properties Tape width mm 12.65
Tape thickness μm 13.8
Magnetic layer thickness μm 3.0
Base film thickness μm 10.0
Backcoating thickness μm 0.8
Yield strength N (kgf) 25 (2.6)
Breaking strength N (kgf) 49 (5.0)
Residual elongation % 0.07
Magnetic layer electrical resistance Ω/sq. 1 × 1010
Magnetic propertiesCoercivity (Hc) kA/m (Oe) 131 (1,650)
Retentivity (Br) mT (G) 280 (2,800)
Squareness ratio (Br/Bm) - 0.85
Video propertiesOptimum recording current % 100
RF output (47MHz)* dB 0
C/N* dB 0

Cassette sizeModelTape lengthRecording time (min.)Dimensions (mm)Pcs/caseWeight (kg)
(m)(ft.)CassetteCasew/caseper package
LB-124HDL 732 2,402 124 254 × 145 × 25 271 × 162 × 33 10 pcs 0.76 8.1
B-94HDL 557 1,827 94 0.71 7.6
B-64HDL 382 1,253 64 0.66 7.1
B-34HDL 206 676 34 0.61 6.6
SB-40HD 241 791 40 156 × 96 × 25 172 × 111 × 33 50 pcs
(10 pcs
inner × 5)
0.31 16.9
B-32HD 195 640 32 0.29 16.2
B-22HD 136 446 22 0.27 15.4
B-12HD 78 256 12 0.24 13.7
B-6HD 43 141 6 0.23 13.3
  • Indicates a comparison with MAXELL reference tape.
  • HDCAM is a trademark of SONY Corporation.

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