DVCAM

AKA
DV
Era
1996–2010s
Format
digital
Format2
Cassette
Developed by
Sony
Manufacturers
Sony
Market
Industry/Education, Professional
(Max) Capacity
Small: 40 minutes Large: 184 minutes
Size
Small: 6.5 × 4.8 × 1.2 cm Large: 12.5 × 7.8 × 1.5 cm
Color
Color
Encoding
Compressed 4:1:1
Tape type
Evaporated Metal
Tape width
0.25"
Bandwidth
720H
Fun facts
Many high-end DVCAM players would convert unlocked audio to locked audio on playback
This format was Sony's response to Panasonic's DVCPRO, both of which target the professional instead of consumer video market
This format has tracks that are 50% wider than standard DV, which increased robustness and reliability