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DVCAM Tape Format

DVCAM Tapes

DVCAM is Sony's professional DV format, recording at 530 video lines. It competes with Panasonic's DVCPro and JVC's MiniDV Format. The video quality of these 3 formats is the same, but DVCAM and DVCPro have different track pitches and extended timecode capabilities.

MiniDV has a narrower video track, so you are more likely to have problems playing the same tape on different machines. The wider tracks of DVCAM make tracking easier and provide for better tape handling.

The primary advantage of DVCAM is apparent when moving tapes from one deck to another, and when useing them in a linear editing environment. You will need a full sized DVCAM deck to play these tapes back.

DVCAM Tape


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