D-1

AKA
4:2:2 Component Digital
Era
1986–1990s
Format
digital
Format2
Tape
Developed by
Sony
Manufacturers
Sony, BTS
Market
Professional
(Max) Capacity
94 minutes
Size
36.5 × 20.3 × 3.2 cm
Color
Color
Encoding
D 4:2:2
Tape type
Oxide
Tape width
0.75"
Bandwidth
720H
Fun facts
This format used component video (where video signals move through 3 separate cables), as opposed to the more common composite video (where the video signals are sent as one signal)
This format was the first major professional digital video tape recording system
This was the format of choice for animation studios
Definitely. Most of us don't work with the D-1, D-2, D-3 family, but that's where a lot of the integration with mainframe computers, software, and retrieval systems started getting serious.
Definitely. Most of us don't work with the D-1, D-2, D-3 family, but that's where a lot of the integration with mainframe computers, software, and retrieval systems started getting serious.