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.
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).
|Physical properties||Tape width||mm||12.65|
|Magnetic layer thickness||μm||3.0|
|Base film thickness||μm||10.0|
|Yield strength||N (kgf)||25 (2.6)|
|Breaking strength||N (kgf)||49 (5.0)|
|Magnetic layer electrical resistance||Ω/sq.||1 × 1010|
|Magnetic properties||Coercivity (Hc)||kA/m (Oe)||131 (1,650)|
|Retentivity (Br)||mT (G)||280 (2,800)|
|Squareness ratio (Br/Bm)||-||0.85|
|Video properties||Optimum recording current||%||100|
|RF output (47MHz)*||dB||0|
|Cassette size||Model||Tape length||Recording time (min.)||Dimensions (mm)||Pcs/case||Weight (kg)|
|L||B-124HDL||732||2,402||124||254 × 145 × 25||271 × 162 × 33||10 pcs||0.76||8.1|
|S||B-40HD||241||791||40||156 × 96 × 25||172 × 111 × 33||50 pcs
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- Indicates a comparison with MAXELL reference tape.
- HDCAM is a trademark of SONY Corporation.