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DVCAM Tape Format


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.


Unsolicited Customer Testimonial:
Hello Ken:
Just to let you know that we received the DVD's from our 8mm film and the quality was excellent. You guys really did a great job! My wife is interested in an aditional copy. How much would another DVD copy cost? To make a DVD copy, would you need the DVD or the mini-DVD returned? Also, if we wanted music added (your choice) how much extra would that be? Please let me know.
Mario E. Cainas
Tampa, Florida
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