Maxell 12 Minute DVCPro Videotape: DVP-12M
Item has been discontinued by the manufacturer, and limited quantities remain. Please call 877-893-8273 when ordering to check availability.
- Reliable even in Extreme Conditions: Superior binder materials ensure long-term reliability, excellent lubrication performance, and a low error rate even after repeated use in extreme ENG/EFP environments.
- Low Error Rate: The combination of Maxell's 0.1um Ceramic Armor Metal particles and superior calendering technology optimizes tape surface smoothness, markedly improving short wavelength output, while decreasing noise and minimizing spacing loss with the head.
- Low Friction - Head Cleaning: Uniformly dispersed fillers clean debris from the heads and minimize head abrasion by reducing friction.
- Low Tape Shrinkage: Because of DVCPRO's extremely narrow 18um track width, long-term storage and high-temperature environments can result in tape shrinkage, adversely affecting subsequent playback and compatibility. Maxell's advanced production process minimizes the potential of shrinkage by producing a tape with remarkable heat-shrinkage resistance.
Confused about DVCPRO? Read on...
Data Rate and Running Time: DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, and DVCPRO HD recording formats all use the same tape formulation. The difference is the amount of tape used to record the data. DVCPRO records at 25Mb/s, DVCPRO 50 at 50Mb/s, and DVCPRO HD at 100Mb/s. More data takes more space, so the tape has to run faster at higher data rates. Thus, a 12 minute DVCPRO tape would run just 6 minutes in DVCPRO 50 mode and only 3 minutes in DVCPRO HD mode.
Yellow Lid vs. Red Lid: To help users differentiate the format used to record a DVCPRO tape, manufacturers provide tapes that are color coded. Standard DVCPRO tapes are yellow. DVCPro HD tapes are red. Red or yellow, however, the tape is the same. It's just the labeling and naming that's different.
*High Definition LP Mode: DVCPRO equipment that is capable of recording in DVCPRO HD-LP mode (a.k.a EX format) utilizes a more precise record head that has the ability to record a track pitch that is only 9-microns wide. That is half as wide as the conventional DVCPRO record heads, which is 18-microns. Therefore, when using the DVCPRO HD-LP mode it is possible to double the record time without any loss of quality.
As of now, the only DVCPRO equipment that is capable of recording in the 9-micron mode are: AJ-HD1700, AJ-HD1200, and AJ-HD1400 decks as well as the new AJ-HDX-900 camera.