D-3

AKA
1/2" Digital
Era
1991–2000s
Format
digital
Format2
Cassette
Developed by
NHK
Manufacturers
Panasonic
Market
Professional
(Max) Capacity
Small: 50 minutes Medium: 126 minutes Large: 248 minutes
Size
Small: 16.1 × 9.6 × 2.5 cm Medium: 21.2 × 12.4 × 2.5 cm Large: 29.6 × 16.7 × 2.5 cm
Color
Color
Encoding
4fsc
Tape type
Metal Particle
Tape width
0.5"
Bandwidth
N/A
Fun facts
The technology behind this format was developed by the NHK and commercially distributed by Panasonic
This format was chosen as the archival digital video tape of choice for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 1998
D3 used the same technology as D2 but in a smaller cassette; this format offered the only lossless digital tape camcorders available on the market