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What is DVCAM?

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DVCAM - How it began

This book is about DVCAM, the professional video standard developed by Sony, based on the popular DV format. It’s useful to know how DVCAM began, and how it compares with DV, DVCPRO, and other video formats.

DV officially began on July 1, 1993, when ten companies (Sony, Mutsushita, Philips, Thomson, Toshiba, Hitachi, JVC, Sanyo, Sharp and Mitsubishi) joined together to form the HD Digital VCR Consortium. By 1995, over 55 companies had signed on, and the new consumer DV format came out later that year. Its main ...

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