DVCPRO

AKA
DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50, D7, DVCPRO-HD
Era
1995–2013
Format
digital
Format2
Cassette
Developed by
Panasonic
Manufacturers
Panasonic
Market
Industry/Education, Professional
(Max) Capacity
Standard: 66 minutes Large: 126 minutes
Size
Standard: 9.7 × 6.35 × 1.4 cm Large: 12.4 × 7.6 × 1.4 cm
Color
Color
Encoding
Compressed 4:1:1
Tape type
Metal Particle
Tape width
0.25"
Bandwidth
720H
Fun facts
DVCPRO50, introduced in 1997, used two DV codecs in parallel, doubling the data rate over the original DVCPRO to 50 Mbps
The tops of DVCPRO cassettes came in different colors: DVCPRO25 was yellow, DVCPRO50 was blue and DVCPROHD & DVCPRO100 were red
Unlike baseline DV, DVCPRO uses locked audio, meaning the audio sample clock runs in sync with the video sample clock
DVCPRO decks typically can play the older DV format tapes as well.