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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Proprietary DV Variants

Manufacturers have come up with several proprietary DV enhancements in their bids to capture the lucrative prosumer and professional markets. All of them upload to valid DV files on your desktop editing system:

  • DVCAM

  • DVCPRO

  • Digital-S

DVCAM

Sony's proprietary enhancement of DV is DVCAM, which is also licensed to Ikegami Electronics, Inc. DVCAM cassettes come in both Mini DV or DVC form-factors. However, DVCAM cassettes use premium-quality, metal-evaporated (ME) magnetic tape and different recording characteristics intended to assure frame accuracy. (You can use a generic Mini DV cassette in a DVCAM camcorder, but you might not be pleased with the quality of the recording.) DVCAM can fit only 40 minutes of program on a Mini ...

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