The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. After the technology improved, the dropout rate was greatly reduced, nevertheless Panasonic deemed ME formulation not robust enough for professional use. Posted 11 April – Manufacturers have made this all very confusing over the years with numerous model number changes. Along with the introduction of digital formats came less expensive ways of producing better quality for the masses. Several functions may not work.

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So compromises were made to allow color to be entered in the picture. DV is a format for storing digital video. Similar horizontal downsampling is used in many other HD formats. When you can afford it, you pick a more robust format. For instance a movie such as “28 days later” was shown in dvcppro.

The DVCPRO50 Format

The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. For those who are still skeptical, Sony recommends cleaning video heads with a cleaning cassette before trying another brand of tape. This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat Tape-based Panasonic camcorders do not use small DV cassettes, effectively preventing use of ME tape.

Manufacturers have made this all very confusing over the years with numerous model number changes. The difference is the amount of tape used to record the data. Low chroma resolution of DV compared to higher-end digital video formats is a reason this format is sometimes avoided in chroma keying applications, though advances in chroma keying techniques and software have made producing quality keys from DV material possible. Since DV is the same way of recording at DVCpro 50, just not as robust, it’s easier to flip a switch and offer both.


Are Panasonic DVCPro tapes compatible and interchangeable with one another, and what are the recording and playback times associated with each model? And with that color portion we don’t see all colors equally well but we don’t have to.

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I hope this rambling analogous post helps. Baseline DV uses 4: In television terms it meant cutting the amount of color information presented but remember our eye didn’t really need it all to see well so we could. There used to be a blue tape made specifically for DVCPro 50, but it’s been discontinued. Imagine trying to get water from the reservoir to the city. It’s sort of like how dvcpor used to sell VHS machines. A higher quality recording mode creates more data and consequently uses a greater amount of tape.

If needed, the video can be recorded back to tape to create a full and lossless copy of the original footage. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. In the normal, higher quality HD mode, it runs 32 minutes.


Standard DVCPro tapes are yellow. Sometimes budget does not allow what we want so we make compromises.


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In the end they realized that the human eye did not need much color information based on how our eye sees.

Dvcoro other uses, see DV disambiguation.

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Some use it a supplemental cameras for television dvdpro, and others have even used it to make low budget movies to show on a big screen. So it goes both ways but with two distinctions.

Consumer-grade DV camcorders capable of progressive recording usually offer only pulldown scheme because of its simplicity.

DVCPRO50 was introduced by Panasonic in for high-value electronic news gathering and digital cinemaand is often described as two DV codecs working in parallel.